Queerness In The Classroom

Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 11 am

Location: Lago Vista, room 121-122

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Queerness In The Classroom:
A Talk By Award Winning Author Vivek Shraya

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

CCC Lago Vista Room 121-122

Vivek Shraya Presentation: Queerness In Classrooms

 Queer and gender creative youth remain largely invisible in the classroom in both the curriculum and in the texts themselves. This often perpetuates feelings of isolation for queer youth. In this presentation, Vivek discusses her own experiences of invisibility in school as inspiration for creating art that features gender creative protagonists and the impact this work has had in the classroom. This will feature a reading from several of her acclaimed books including “The Boy & the Bindi” and “God Loves Hair.”