Ohio University students and faculty are invited to attend a free screening of National Geographic’s Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric on Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Athena Cinema. Free popcorn for the first 100 attendees!
The screening will be followed by a Google Hangout panel with special guests from the film, Sarah McBride and Georgiann Davis, at 7:30 p.m.
In this documentary, journalist Katie Couric travels the country to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.
Sarah McBride is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. In 2012 she made national headlines when she came out as transgender while servicing as American University’s student body president. Prior to coming to HRC, McBride worked on LGBTQ equality at the Center for American Progress and was the first trans woman to serve as a White House intern. In 2016, she became the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Follow her on Twitter.
Georgiann Davis is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Davis is also board president of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and former president of the AIS-DSD Support Group. She has written many articles on intersex in outlets ranging from Ms. Magazine to the American Journal of Bioethics. In her 2015 book, Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, she explores how intersex is defined, experienced, and contested in contemporary U.S. society. Follow her on Twitter.
The co-sponsors of the event include: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, the LGBT Center; the Multicultural Center &
Program; the Black Student Cultural Programming Board; Critical Studies in Education; and the Sociology & Anthropology Department.