Event Title

Keynote Speaker: Intersex Activism at the Intersection of Disability and Gender Justice - Emi Koyama

Presenter Information

Emi Koyama

Location

Apollo Room

Start Date

23-9-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

23-9-2017 12:45 PM

Description

Since its inception in the early 1990s, intersex activism has emerged from a group of disgruntled former patients finding each other for the first time (and this is pre-internet!) to a movement impacting culture, medicine, and the United Nations human rights bodies. It did so by connecting with movements for liberation for women, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and many others. Emi Koyama has been involved in the intersex movement since early 2000s and helped the movement to incorporate and embrace disability justice perspectives (although it wasn't called disability justice yet) and will address how critical disability theory and movement continues to inform movements for intersex and gender liberation and vice versa.


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Sep 23rd, 11:15 AM Sep 23rd, 12:45 PM

Keynote Speaker: Intersex Activism at the Intersection of Disability and Gender Justice - Emi Koyama

Apollo Room

Since its inception in the early 1990s, intersex activism has emerged from a group of disgruntled former patients finding each other for the first time (and this is pre-internet!) to a movement impacting culture, medicine, and the United Nations human rights bodies. It did so by connecting with movements for liberation for women, LGBT people, people with disabilities, and many others. Emi Koyama has been involved in the intersex movement since early 2000s and helped the movement to incorporate and embrace disability justice perspectives (although it wasn't called disability justice yet) and will address how critical disability theory and movement continues to inform movements for intersex and gender liberation and vice versa.