Documenting Trans Oral History: Lessons From The Tretter Project
The Ivy Bookshop is delighted to invite you to an evening at our sibling shop, Bird in Hand, featuring Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam from the Minneapolis-based Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, a program committed to collecting, preserving, and making available oral histories of gender transgression, broadly understood through a trans framework.
In a public talk, Building Power Through Documenting Trans Oral Histories, Jenkins and Beam will share lessons from their work with the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, reflecting on the power of storytelling to help build movements for justice that enable trans lives to flourish.
Andrea Jenkins is a writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States.
Myrl Beam is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Macalester College and author of Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics.