Are you interested in learning about the trans revolution in America that helped lead the LGBTQ+ rights movement? Then come join us as we explore the trans history in America and beyond!
|Start / End Dates
|Tuesday February 1 - March 22, 2022
Trans people have played an important role in LGBTQ+ history in America.
Have you ever wondered what role trans people have played in US history? What about acceptance of trans people throughout history? Then I encourage you to join us for 8 weeks as we discuss Trans History of the USA and Beyond. We will explore gender through the lens of US history. We will also spend a week discussing gender as it applies to other cultures throughout the world.
2-3 hours, including class time.
Weekly live meetings:
This class will meet on Tuesdays at 3:00pm EST ( 2:00pmCST, 1:00pm MST, 12:00pm PST). This class will be approximately 1 hour long.
First class Feb 1, last class Mar 22
What to expect:
This class is interactive. Access to a webcam and microphone will be useful but not required.
Ability to read and write, or access to assistance from someone during the class.
General knowledge of American History will be helpful.
LGBTQ+ History does come with some dark pasts as well as community members doing whatever it took to survive. It is important to note that some of the people we will be discussing engaged in activities that you may find difficult to discuss with younger students. While we will keep conversation on the topic of their activism, artistry, and accomplishments, un-supervised research may raise some uncomfortable questions. I would be happy to help parents navigate these discussions if they arise. We are working to break stigmas and we will not shy away from being accurate in our representation of Queer History.
A zoom Account (free).
All written materials needed will be sent to students before the class period for which they are required. There will also be a supply list available for any crafts that may be suggested as optional activities to be completed outside of class.
Joshua Jernigan (he/him/his) is a transgender rights activist and philanthropist living in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area where he and his husband are raising their daughter together. He started the Gender Education Network, an organization helping transgender and gender diverse youth under 12, and is passionate about ensuring every child has a safe and loving home to nurture their growing identities.
We have thoroughly enjoyed ancient history with Sam Matalone Cook and would love to continue following the history courses under her instruction. Michelle’s writing workshop was a welcomed addition to our semester and the ease of adding on a quick workshop to the semester was appreciated. I do wish that I could take classes, too. The great selection makes me jealous; Fairy Tales and Feminism would be so incredible to join in and to learn with Sam! And the LGBTQ+ history and US courses! Blair’s enthusiasm for science comes across strongly and is encouraging for the young learners. So many great classes- so little time.
Sheila and Elisa