Gender Activism: Talk and Q&A with Zach Strassburger
When: Thursday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Pound Hall 102 – HLS
Join Zach Strassburger, the transgender rights activist who successfully campaigned for gender neutral restrooms at Wesleyan University, for a lunchtime talk and Q&A. Strassburger has been featured in the New York Times and the Huffington Post for hir student activism, which resulted in Wesleyan becoming one of the first universities to make the change in 2004.
Strassburger graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006 and went on to work at the Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project and the Legal Aid Society of New York City. He attended Yale Law School, graduating in 2012 and publishing the student note, “Disability Law and the Disability Rights Movement for Transpeople” in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Strassburger is currently an Equal Justice Works Fellow in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
Strassburger will discuss the philosophies underlying the gender neutral movement and the practicalities of changing policy. This session will also briefly discuss efforts to have HLS convert some of its restrooms to gender neutral restrooms. Thai food will be served (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available).
This event is cosponsored by Advocates.