Exploring Gender through Expressive Arts Workshop

November 12, 2014 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

ArtRage is pleased to offer this free workshop with educator Davey Shlasko, Exploring Gender through Expressive Arts.

It’s not only trans* people who have interesting gender – actually, all people have experiences with gender socialization, identity and performance. Most of us don’t get many chances to think creatively about those experiences. In this workshop, you will tune into your own non-verbal artistic wisdom through drawing, collage, movement and reflection, to express aspects of your own gender identity and experiences that don’t usually get a voice. And you’ll get to share your art with other explorers, and witness the amazing diversity of genders even among people we might think of as having the “same” gender. People of all genders are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Davey is an educator, author and consultant, whose passion is facilitating group learning about & in the context of social justice movements, in classroom, workplace and community settings.  Davey’s work combines dialogue, expressive arts, popular education and practical skills building to help groups deepen their understanding and practice of social justice principles. Davey’s recent writing includes Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What It Teaches Us About Gender.

Seating is limited and Registration is required. To register email Kim at   kimberley@artragegallery.org or call 315-218-5711 by November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 13 — “Trans* 101”with Davey Shlasko
Hall of Languages 500 (Syracuse University), 7-9 pm

Trans* 101: Understanding trans* identities and experiences. Have you heard about transgender children or adults in your community, and you don’t know what to think? Are you trying to keep up with the news about trans* leaders and celebrities, and all the new words are making your head spin? Or, do you want to deepen your understanding of trans* issues and how to talk about them? Come to this workshop. You’ll learn about myths and realities of trans* identities and experiences, discuss your questions in supportive environment, and explore how these issues are relevant to you and your community.

Both Workshops are sponsored by the
LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University