Making Cisness Visible: Naming Cis Ideals That Shape Trans Lives

August 03, 2018
Start Time
5:30 PM
End Time
6:30 PM

Society is built around the needs of cis people and rarely takes into account the existence trans people. If we are not aware of cis-centered frameworks, attitudes, and beliefs that are operating around us, we unconsciously adopt them. This workshop provides a structure for making visible hidden cis ideals so that all people-cis and trans-can stop unconsciously perpetuating the oppression of trans people (including ourselves). Identifying these systems can be freeing. You will leave with the ability to name cis supremacy when you encounter it and thus be more prepared to eliminate it.

Room: 118A
Presenter: Noah Lewis

This is a general track presentation by Noah Lewis at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, which is free and open to the public. You can register online or at the door any day of the conference.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference