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An Evening with Kate Bornstein, Gender Outlaw and advocate for all freaks, geeks and other outlaws to take place April 17

The Women’s Center, LGBT Center, and Gender & Women’s Studies Department will welcome gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein, as the Carol Ortman Perkins Lecturer on April 17, 2012.

2012-04-18
Minnesota State University, Mankato Women's Center/LGBT News Release [3-29-12]

The Women’s Center, LGBT Center, and Gender & Women’s Studies Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will welcome gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein, as the Carol Ortman Perkins Lecturer on April 17, 2012.

Bornstein is an author, performer and advocate for teens, freaks and other outlaws. The mission of her presentation is to dismantle the “gender system” on the planet, as we know it.

Bornstein is the author of several books including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely, and Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws.

For more information about Bornstein, read her blog: http://katebornstein.typepad.com/. Bornstein’s blog is filled with advice and reminders that even if one is not accepted now, life does get better.

Please join us as we encourage students and staff to learn about dismantling gender systems and living life accepting others, no matter their gender.

Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein-Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship:

  • Reporters and photographers are welcome at the event
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7 p.m.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union Ballroom
  • This event is FREE and open to the public

About the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship:

The Department of Gender & Women's Studies launched the Perkins Lectureship campaign in 2003 to commemorate Dr. Perkins' retirement as Chair of the Department for over a decade. Dr. Perkins' commitment to and enthusiasm for Gender & Women's Studies helped make the department an exciting and dynamic place to study systems of oppression both locally and internationally. The aim of this lectureship is to invite a distinguished feminist scholar/activist to campus each year to visit Minnesota State Mankato and deliver an address to our community. We select lecturers based on their contributions to feminist scholarship and their ability to forge connections between theory and practice. The lectureship fulfills the mission of the Department of Gender & Women's Studies to promote feminist scholarship and activism and to encourage the exchange of ideas. Lecturers have included Kathy Najimy, Gloria Steinem, Wilma Mankiller, Dorothy Allison, Jessica Valenti, Susan Faludi, and Jewel Woods. The 2012 Perkins Lecture will be delivered by author and gender outlaw Kate Bornstein. For more information about the Gender & Women’s Studies department, please visit http://www.mnsu.edu/women/.

About the Minnesota State University, Mankato Women’s Center:

The mission of the Women's Center is to foster a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community by enabling the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Women's Center provides programs, connections, advocacy, services, and leadership opportunities for all MSU students.

For more information about the Women’s Center and their activities, contact Samantha Hedwall at samantha.hedwall@mnsu.edu or visit the Women’s Center homepage: http://www.mnsu.edu/wcenter/. You can also follow the Women’s Center on twitter @WomensCenterMSU or on Facebook.

About the Minnesota State University, Mankato LGBT Center:

The mission of the LGBT Center is to provide support, advocacy, referral and sense of community to LGBTQQA students. Through education, programming, and activism, we heighten campus and community awareness of LGBTQQA concerns and strive to ensure every individual has equal opportunity to learn, work, and grow in a supportive and safe environment. Feel Safe. Be Proud. Find Community. Become a Leader.

For more information about the LGBT Center and their activities, contact Jessica Flatequal at jessica.flatequal@mnsu.edu or visit the LGBT Center homepage: http://www.mnsu.edu/lgbtc. You can also follow the Women’s Center on twitter @LGBTCMSU or on Facebook.

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