TUESDAY – 02.11.14

GENDER & RELATIONSHIPS DAY

Four FREE events on the SCC campus in LRC-105:

12 noon: Two Spirits – film screening / discussion [info]

Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender. The film interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. The documentary will be followed by a faculty-lead discussion. Facilitator: Professor Sherri Patton.  FREE in LRC-105

1:30 pm: Living Positive: Loving Yourself and Others Post-Diagnosis

What is it like to live with a life-long sexually transmitted infection? How can one live and love positively after testing positive for HIV, HPV, or genital herpes? FREE in LRC-105

3:00 pm: Gender / Transgender Issues discussion

What is gender? Why is it so essential in this society? How is life different when your gender doesn’t fit society’s decided categories?  Through the voices and experiences of those within the transgender community, we’ll explore the perceived binary, how gender isn’t as clean-cut as you think, and what steps can be taken locally, nationally, and globally to produce a more open and welcoming environment for the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Facilitator: Professor Patty Blomberg.  FREE in LRC-105

4:30 pm: Polyamory, Non-Monogamy & Open Relationships presentation

Are humans meant to be monogamous? Is life-long monogamy a natural behavior or a socio-cultural construct? Are polyamorous relationships (the practice of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of all involved) on the rise, or just more out in the open? What is the polyamorous lifestyle like? Facilitator: Professor Gayle Pitman.  FREE in LRC-105

Some event content is of an adult nature, but age–appropriate for most high school students as well. All ages allowed, with parental supervision and guidance as needed.

LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION: LRC-105 is located on the ground floor of the Learning Resource Center on the south side of the SCC Quad area. Guests may park in the lots or structure at the northeast corner of campus. Purchase a $1 pass at one of the parking pass kiosks in the lots before parking or entering the parking structure. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to find parking and walk to the event.


 

FEATURED EVENING EVENT (off-campus):

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Dr. Sarah Strand — “The Neurobiology of Love”
Sponsored by the Sac State Secular Student Alliance, this FREE event at CSU, Sacramento. Dr. Strand is a Professor of Psychology at Sacramento State University and Research Supervisor of Neurobiology at UC Davis.

Time & Location
This event is on the Sacramento State university campus.
The event begins at 6PM in the Orchard Suite on the Second Floor of the University Union.
This map shows how to get to the venue from either entrance to Sac State: http://bit.ly/sacstatemap

Parking
Daily parking passes are available for $6 from the yellow dispenser in the parking structure (on the 3rd floor, west corner by the elevator), adjacent to the University Union and Bookstore. I strongly recommend parking in the parking structure, because it is close to the event and the other parking lots are for staff parking. Plan on arriving early to find a spot.

Daily parking passes may also be purchased using the iPhone/Android app Pay-by-Phone. Enter Sac State’s code 5115 and enter in the license plate number. No pass needs to be displayed once parked.

Reviews
When Dr. Strand has given talks in Sacramento at large gatherings, they have been highly rated. Here are some audience comments:

“A great, succinct presentation. Very well done!”
“What a great talk! Now I see how my sister could have really seen angels around her bed at the age of 5. This is her trump card proof of God to this day.”
“Great presentation, fun and informative. I understand a bit better now that it’s not all about indoctrination and tradition.”

(schedule subject to change)


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