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BACK TO CAMPUS: Esme's Traveling Gender Show and Tell

Posted on Sep 6, 2013
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BACK TO CAMPUS: Esmes Traveling Gender Show and Tell

Esme'sTraveling Gender Show and Tell
comes to
UW-Superior October 11, 2013

What is the Gender Show and Tell?

Esme's Traveling Gender Show and Tell is a chance to learn information about gender and gender expressions in a way you have never experienced!

Who is coming and whatdo they have to offer?

The panelists/performers are of diverse racial/ethnic/classbackgrounds, gender identities, ages and experiences and value discussion of Queer theory, topics, and culture. They will engage in a panel discussion as well as a play-on-gender as they wow the audience with a Drag Show.

Our host, Esmé Rodríguez, is a Minneapolis-based, queer-identified, scholar, artist, and designer, originally from NYC. She has a Master's Degree from Boston College and studied her PhD at the University of Minnesota. She is a self-taught seamstress and designer. Much of Esmé's academic and creative work exhibits themes of non-binary gender identities, the deconstructions of femininities and masculinities, and innovations of histories and pop culture. She has taught at the university level for 12+ years and is currently touring national colleges with the "Gender Show and Tell Panel," which engages in the discussion and performance of fashion and gender expression from non-traditional cultural perspectives.

In Esme's words, " both gender and sex are non-binarysocial constructs; discourses that are influenced by politics, environment, and pop cultures. Fashion is our aid. We must all have the freedom to self-identify."

What's the paneldiscussion about?

The panel takes place on Friday, October 11that 2:00 in UW-Superior's YellowJacket Union 203, and it is an informal presentation & question and answer session between drag queens andkings of diverse racial/ethnic/class backgrounds, gender identities, ages and experiences and value discussion of Queer theory, topics, and culture with students, faculty and community members. This discussion will break down misconceptions and barriers. The panel members will explain how diverse genders present themselves and their sexual identities on stage and off stage.Discussions result in a questioning and/or reconfiguring of expectations and ideas surrounding gender, gender identities, sexualities, social justice, popculture, and family constructs.

What movie are we goingto see?

Co-Producer Esme Rodriquez will show us Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancpation, a film that will bring tolight the topic of gender. It will take place on Friday, October 11th at 4:00 in UW-Superior's Yellowjacket Union 203. "The subject of gender is a taboo topic in many societies, yet fundamental to every aspect of all of ourlives. This film breaks through the gender stereo-types and historical gender ideologies to liberate our bodies,minds and spirits from our own social Gender Dysphoria." (from the film's trailer, found at

These events are open and free to the campus and general public.

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