UU Casper March Book Club: Trans* A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability, by Jack Halberstam

Everyone is welcome to participate in reading this month’s UU Casper Book Club book, Trans* A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability, by Jack Halberstam. According to the University of California Press, “In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, or gender-queer future.”

The UU Casper monthly book club discussion will be the 4th Monday, March 25th, 6:30 pm. Copies of the book are available at UU Casper, and from Casper PFLAG.

In addition, the author Jack Halberstam will be lecturing at Wheeler Concert Hall at Casper College on March 29, 2019, at 6 pm (Link to Event on Facebook). University of Wyoming is also hosting a book discussion with Jack Halberstam on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 am, at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper, 1040 West 15th, Casper, WY.