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Aug 25

Prescott College Master of Science Colloquium

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Crossroads Community Room
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301

Prescott College Master of Science Keynote Address Keynote speaker: Pidgeon Pagonis Friday, August 25, 2017 Doors open at 5:30 p.m Intersex Stories (Not Surgeries) Resisting Intersex Pathologization

Intersex Stories, Not Surgeries encourages participants to grapple with the ways in which the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) has consistently forgotten the first tenet of the Hippocratic Oath First Do No Harm when it comes to marginalized communities. While the MICs history is tattered with ableism, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia this presentation will specially highlight the ways in which it has violated intersex peoples human rights. For over a century, intersex people have had no voice in their medical care and treatment, which has led to dire consequences. Key events throughout intersex history will be introduced to help participants understand why intersex activists across the globe have united to demand intersex bodily autonomy and justice. Of particular note, mention will be made of: intersex youth and their families rights, todays definition of informed consent, and recent policy/human rights advancements. Afterwards, audience members will be treated to a special screening of Pagonis documentary, The Son I Never Had: Growing Up Intersex. A Q&A will follow.

Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex activist, educator, and _lmmaker. They are a leader in the intersex movements _ght for bodily autonomy and justice. Their goal is to deconstruct the dangerous myths that lead to violations of intersex people human rights, including common, irreversible medical procedures performed without consent to make bodies conform to binary sex stereotypes. Pidgeon has a decades worth of experience giving talks and facilitating intersex workshops around the globe. In 2015, they received the LGBT Champion of Change Award from the White House. They can be seen on the cover of National Geographics January issue titled, Gender Revolution. This past Spring, they instructed Introduction to LGBTQI Studies at DePaul University.

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Contact info:
Heather Dievendorff