Extra Credit: “Two Spirits: Exploring the Crossroads of Gender”

Here’s a wonderful extra credit opportunity for those of you interested in learning even more about sexuality and sexual identity in other cultures (the following is taken from the event’s Facebook page). Again, anyone who would like to receive extra credit for attending events like this one should write a one-page, double-spaced response to the event detailing what was discussed and what you learned (two or three sentences of summary will suffice, as I’m more interested to read about your own engagement with the ideas presented).

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“Two Spirits: Exploring the Crossroads of Gender ”
6:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26th
Krannert Auditorium

“Join Dr. Wesley Thomas, Chair/Professor in the School of Diné Studies, Education & Leadership at Navajo Technical College for an enlightening and engaging conversation exploring Two Spirit identity, history, and contemporary issues.

“Within the more than 200 languages spoken in Native American communities throughout North America, concepts and definitions related to gender and sexuality vary and can be difficult to distill into English language. ‘Two Spirit’ has come to represent anyone who identifies as being connected to Native American traditions that do not simply divide people into male and female but that instead recognize people of integrated genders and diverse sexualities.”

Sponsored by the Native American Education and Cultural Center, the LGBTQ Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series, and The Eiteljorg Museum.

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