Join us for a conversation with photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre on the making of To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. Seeking subjects whose lived experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location, they traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. They will be joined by participant Gloria Allen, who will speak about her identity and share her experience being part of To Survive on This Shore.
This conversation will be moderated by Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.
A reception will follow the talk.
Related events at McKinley Foundation, 809 S. Fifth Street, Champaign:
To Survive on This Shore, Artists' Alley, September 1 through October 31
Opening reception: Thursday, September 2.
Mama Gloria, PBS documentary about Gloria Allen, film screening, Friday, September 17
Book signing at a breakfast reception with Jess, Vanessa, Gloria and Mary, Tuesday, September 21
Details can be found here: https://mckinleycu.org/artists-alley/current-exhibit/ or call 217.344.0297.
Hosted by the Center for Advanced Study and Artists' Alley, McKinley Foundation
Cosponsored by the Department of Gender & Women's Studies and Uniting Pride (UP) Center
About the Speakers:
JESS T. DUGAN | Independent artist
VANESSA FABBRE | Associate Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
GLORIA ALLEN | Chicago activist, transgender icon "Mama Gloria." Read more about Gloria here.
MARY STATZER | Curator of Prints and Photographs, University of New Mexico Art Museum