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Upcoming Events

Joining All Mills (JAM), March 4 | Sacred Stories, March 6
Discussion Forum, March 7 | Annual Dinner, April 1

Joining All Mills (JAM)

March Forth on March 4th!
Monday, March 4, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
GSB Gathering Hall
Dinner will be provided (please RSVP)

The ASMC would like to extend a warm reminder that you are all invited to join students at ASMC's annual Joining All Mills (JAM) event coming up on monday—"March Forth on March 4th!" regarding social justice and diversity at Mills!

This would be a great opportunity to engage in discussions with students about the issue of social justice and diversity at Mills.

For more information and to RSVP (much appreciated), please go to https://tinyurl.com/2013JAM.

For any dietary or access needs, please contact Jessica Kyo, ASMC Vice President at asmcsociialjustice@mills.edu.

Hope to see you there, even if you are unable to stay the whole time!

Sacred Stories

Queering Intersections of Religion, Gender & Sexuality
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 pm
Mills Hall Living Room

Hear from a panel of diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender spiritual leaders as they share their personal and professional journeys integrating their religious, gender and sexual identities. Enjoy refreshments and community in this opportunity for conversation. Co-sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Resource Center (DSJRC) & Spiritual & Religious Life (SRL). See and share the Facebook invite.

Discussion Forum for Students & Alumnae/i

Report on Inclusion of Transgender & Gender Non-conforming Students
Thursday, March 7, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
GSB Gathering Hall

  • Learn about the report
  • Provide feedback, suggestions and comments
  • Enjoy refreshments and conversation
  • Read the report here.

Sponsored by the Gender Identity and Expression Subcommittee of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee. For more information and access needs contact TBPfeedback@mills.edu

Transgendering the Academy

Diversity and Social Justice Committee Annual Dinner

With the launch of Mills College Report on Transgender and Gender Variant Inclusion

Monday, April 1, 2013
5:30–6:00 pm Meet and Mingle for Staff
6:00 pm Dinner and Presentation for Faculty and Staff
GSB Gathering Hall

The Diversity and Social Justice Committee invites faculty and staff to our annual Spring dinner, immediately following the Faculty Meeting on Monday, April 1, 2013.

This year's dinner will focus on gender identity and expression at Mills, with gender activist Pauline Parkas our guest speaker (Pauline's biography follows the invitation). We will also present Mills' Report on Transgender and Gender Variant Inclusion and invite discussion of our strategic vision in relation to issues of gender identity and expression. Our goals are:

  • To build Mills' reputation as an institution committed to fighting gender injustice, by actively including and affirming transgender and gender variant students.
  • To build Mills' reputation within LGBTQI communities as a leader among inclusive and affirming colleges.
  • To position Mills as a leader among women's colleges, by updating our mission to include gender diversity and fluidity.

We look forward to your participation in this important discussion.

Please hold the date for this dinner and RSVP to Dawn Schrey Colvin at dcolvin@mills.edu.

Pauline Park (paulinepark.com) is chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, a statewide transgender advocacy organization, and president of the board of directors of Queens Pride House. Park also co-founded Iban/Queer Koreans of New York in 1997 and the Out People of Color Political Action Club, the first political club by and for LGBT people of color in New York City. Park named and helped create the Transgender Health Initiative of New York, a community organizing project established to ensure that transgendered and gender non-conforming people can access health care in a safe, respectful and non-discriminatory manner. Park also led the campaign for passage of the transgender rights law enacted by the New York City Council as Local Law 3 of 2002. She served on the working group that helped to draft guidelines — adopted by the Commission on Human Rights in December 2004 — for implementation of the new statute.

In the field of education, Park negotiated inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), a safe schools law enacted by the New York state legislature in 2010, and the first fully transgender-inclusive legislation enacted by that body, and she is a member of the statewide task force created to implement the statute. She also served on the steering committee of the coalition that secured enactment of the Dignity in All Schools Act by the New York City Council in September 2004. Park has written widely on LGBT issues and has conducted transgender sensitivity training sessions for a wide range of organizations. Her writings have been published in Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY), Gay City News, the New York Blade, the Queens Tribune, Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, and the Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law.In 2005, Park became the first openly transgendered grand marshal of the New York City Pride March. She was the subject of “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman,” a 32-minute documentary about her life and work by documentarian Larry Tung that premiered at the New York LGBT Film Festival (NewFest) in 2008.



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Last Updated: 3/5/13