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"Legitimizing iel,” French and Francophone Studies Symposium on Language in the Trans Community, on April 6 and 7, 2018

“Legitimizing iel,” a Trans Symposium about Language in Francophone and Anglophone spaces, will take place beginning Friday, April 6 at 5:00pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

The symposium guest speakers will include: Flora Bolter of the LGBT center Paris, Luca Greco of the Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, Florence Ashley of McGill University, Blase A. Provitola of Columbia University, Logan Natalie O'Laughin '11 of the University of Washington, Louisa Mackenzie of the University of Washington, and Sophie Labelle, trans activist and cartoonist from Québec.

This event is co-sponsored by the French and Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, International Studies, and Women’s Studies Programs, along with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Vassar College LGBTQ Center, and the generous support of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund for Academic Speakers.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, March 8, 2018