I Too Am Mississippi Storytelling Project Premiere

October 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
@ 9:00 pm

The I Too Am Mississippi Story Telling Project is an oral history project intended to elevate the voices, faces, and lives of Mississippi’s transgender citizens. This project challenges restrictive narratives about who belongs and who gets to participate fully. Bias, whether explicit or implicit, is a system that operates at all levels of our society – individual, structural and institutional. Bias can be unpacked through story in ways that are more accessible than by providing data alone. By understanding the human toll of discrimination and institutionalized barriers, we can advance justice and dismantle the hatred of difference. Story also allows us to explore the commonalities we all share - hope, family, a desire for security, and to live our lives fully.

In the “I Too Am Mississippi Story Telling Project” introduces you to Shaun, Alicia, Fiona, Stephenie, and Jensen, and includes their personal stories through video, a pop-up mobile exhibit, and catalog of photos. We hope that their stories help build a bridge between the sociological perceptions and the individually lived realities of trans Mississippians.

Agenda

6:30-7 p.m.
Reception
7-9 p.m.
Film Screening & Community Conversation

Storytellers

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