Transforming Mac: Trans-focused programming from November 18 - 22

November 15, 2019 at 09:00 am

Hosted by the MSU Women and Gender Equity Network, Transforming Mac is a week of trans-focused programming and events from November 18 to November 22, featuring workshops, a clothing swap, and a vigil for the Trans Day of Remembrance.

“WGEN hopes to centre support, safety, resources, and community for trans folks during this week through a series of events that focus on education and navigation of trans-based resources, as well as a series of events that focus on community building, bringing trans folks together through socials and fun activities, and closed events for trans folks to heal, find support and exist in a safe(r) space,” says Nealob Kakar, WGEN Coordinator. “Transforming Mac works towards establishing equity and inclusivity on campus, particularly for trans folks and disabled BIPoC trans folks, by providing the space, outlet, resources, and community support that actively works to prioritize them."

On Monday, Keep Calm and Button On from 12:00 - 2:00PM in MUSC 220, is an opportunity to make pronoun buttons while learning about the history and use of pronouns. Later that day, TRANSparent is an interactive resources workshop happening from 4:00 - 6:00PM (location TBD), a closed event, open only to trans folks, their partners, and friends.

Shake Up Your Makeup on Tuesday, an open event for learning, sharing, and discovering different makeup and hairstyling tips, tricks, and tutorials, is scheduled for 2:00 - 3:00PM in MUSC 214. Head Start, happening in MUSC 206/207 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM is an event offering free, professional photo that doesn’t impose any gender presentation or expectations from participants. This is a closed event, open only to trans folks, their partners, and friends.

TRANSlating History &Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil are on Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00PM (location TBD). This event is open to all and is honouring Trans Day of Remembrance, with a focus on trans BIPoC experiences.

On Thursday, Sex 2XX3 is will be hosted from 1:00 - 2:30PM in MUSC 220. This workshop is centred around inclusive sex education for trans people, their partners, and friends. Additionally, Embody: healing through art is a closed event from 4:30 - 6:00PM in MUSC 301 for trans folks to explore their experiences with body positivity through forms of art. 

Lastly, on Friday, Swap til ya’ Drop is taking place from 2:00 – 4:00PM in MUSC 203, a gender-neutral clothing swap open to all. Afterwards, Get in FOLKS We’re Going Shopping commences at 4:30 PM - meet in MUSC 204 and join WGEN on a gender-affirming shopping trip to Limeridge Mall

For more information, please contact:

Nealob Kakar
WGEN Coordinator
wgen@msu.mcmaster.ca

(905) 525 9140 ext. 20265

 

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