A 2016-17 Remak Seminar on Dignity, Equality, and Social Justice program with Joshua Block, J.D., Jody Herman, Ph.D, and moderated by Steve Sanders
Two of the nation’s most prominent authorities will consider the present and future of transgender equality – the political and legal questions being debated in legislatures, courts, and the public square – and whether and how transgender persons will achieve the promise of equal human dignity for their identities and lives. The panel discussion will include time for audience Q&A.
- Joshua Block, J.D. Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project and counsel to Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy whose case against his school district will be heard this spring by the U.S. Supreme Court
- Jody Herman, Ph.D. Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute, UCLA Law School
- Moderated by Steve Sanders, Associate Professor of Law, IUB Maurer School of Law
This program is made possible through the generous funding of the Remak Seminar, an initiative of the IUB Institute for Advanced Study, with additional support from Maurer School of Law, Department of Gender Studies, Center for Law, Society, and Culture, OUTLaw, IU GLBT Alumni Association, Maurer LGBT Alumni Advisory Board , and Bloomington PRIDE.
An exhibition on “Human Dignity,” co-curated by Professor Sanders, is also on display in the Lincoln Room of the Lilly Library until March 15. Various dimensions of the idea of human dignity are captured in materials from the Lilly collections in four cases focusing on notions of dignity in the 18th century; the Emancipation; post-World War II human rights discourse; and the American movements for women’s and LGBT rights.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.