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Library-Medical School Partnership Explores Gender, Sexuality, and Identity

March 23, 2018
Literature and medicine

The Libraries have partnered with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other Rutgers units to launch Literature and Medicine, a series of free film screenings and discussions held at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

A unique new collaboration will expand the dialogue surrounding issues of gender, sexuality, and identity in campus hospitals.

The Libraries have partnered with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other Rutgers units to launch Literature and Medicine, a series of free film screenings and discussions held at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. All events are free and open to the public:

Film Screening: Major!
Monday, March 26 | 6–8 p.m.

Major! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Keywuan Caulk, assistant director for the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities at Rutgers University, will lead a discussion following the film.

Presentation: Transgenderism and the Military
Monday, April 16 | 6–8 p.m.

Mark Schuster, dean of Graduate Student Life, and Ann Treadway, director of the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and services at Rutgers University, will present and lead a discussion on transgenderism and the military.

Film Screening: Gun Hill Road
Monday, May 7 | 6–8 p.m.

Gun Hill Road follows Enrique, who, after three years in prison, returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela, struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael, explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding. Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, will lead a discussion following the film.

This series is sponsored by the Women’s Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University Libraries, BRG PROUD of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital–New Brunswick, and the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities at Rutgers University. The events are made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.