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Exhibit for Transgender Awareness Week

A selection of items that promote support for, and awareness of, transgender individuals in our community.

Posted 11.17.15 by Kelly Swickard

"Transcuba" by Mariette Pathy Allen (TR 681 .T7 A45 2014 Quarto)

The week of November 14 through 20 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.

The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance hosts a list of over 80 transgender individuals murdered in 2015, both in the United States and abroad. A majority of these people are transgender women of color, who face extensive threats of violence, limited media coverage, and a low record of justice. However, the exact number of transgender individuals who faced violence in 2015 is unknown due to unreported crimes and the misgendering of victims.

In July, Melissa Harris-Perry, Constitution Day speaker at MICA, hosted an informative and important episode of her show focused on addressing violence against transgender women of color and the lack of media coverage.

For more information about support for transgender individuals in the MICA community, visit MICA's webpage for LBGTQ resources, or contact the Maryland Institute Queer Alliance (MIQA) , the Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance (FASQA), or Questioning/Genderqueer, Transgender, Non-Binary Students (QTNB).

November 17 through December 5
Curated by Kelly Swickard

Circulation Policy for Books on Exhibit

Circulating books on display in the museum cases are available for check out at any time. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk to request a book from the cases. For books on display from the Special Collections (Cage), please see a reference librarian.

Image Information

This page: "Transcuba" by Mariette Pathy Allen (TR 681 .T7 A45 2014 Quarto)
Thumbnail: "George" by Alex Gino (Fiction Gino)

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.