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University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

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Join us for the second Catalyst Series for Social Justice event, To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults.

Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States, capturing the experiences that exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location. They traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults.

At the event, explore the To Survive on This Shore exhibition and hear from Dugan and Fabbre as they share their journey, experience and artistry.

The To Survive on This Shore Exhibition will be displayed during the Winter and Spring quarter in the Graduate School of Social Work's community room, Craig Hall, culminating with the event on February 6, 2020.

Event location: Unversity of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work
Community Room, Craig Hall

2148 S. High St.
Denver, CO 80208

Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Check-In & Registration
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Program
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Book Signing & Reception

If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live. Register and select "Virtual Attendee," and you will receive a reminder to join online.

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. For the past decade, Jess has photographed people within queer and transgender communities, focusing on the complexities of identity, gender, and sexuality. Jess earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University, and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. Jess regularly exhibits internationally and has work in several museum collections.

Vanessa Fabbre, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work and Affiliate Faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Vanessa’s research explores the conditions under which LGBTQ people age well, and what this means in the context of structural forces such as heteronormativity, heterosexism, and transphobia. Her research has been published in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Work, The Gerontologist, the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and the Journal of Urban Health.

To Survive on This Shore was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018 (first edition) and 2019 (second edition).

This hardcover book includes 65 portraits and interviews as well as an interview by Karen Irvine, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

Available from Kehrer Verlag, Indie Bound, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.




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How can I attend virtually?
Register and select "virtual attendee" and you will receive a reminder to join the live stream before the event. The event will be streamed on the GSSW, Facebook page.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking will be provided and details will be sent to registrants before the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email GSSWevents@du.edu

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