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“Legal Gender? The Limitations of a Male/Female Binary” Topic of March 28 Symposium

March 21, 2008 – 

Legal issues related to transgender youth in foster care, health care for transgender inmates, and the impact of 9/11 on transgender immigrants will be explored at the Friday, March 28, symposium sponsored by the Women’s Rights Law Reporter at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Entitled “Legal Gender? The Limitations of a Male/Female Binary,” the symposium will take place from 11 am – 3 pm in the Baker Trial Courtroom.

What:  “Legal Gender: The Limitations of a Male/Female Binary,” 2008 symposium sponsored by the Women’s Rights Law Reporter  
Who: Keynote Address  (11:15 am)
Dean Spade, Visiting Professor at UCLA Law School and Harvard Law School, and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
“Caring” for Trans Youth  (11:45 am)
Michael Silverman, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Anya Mukarji-Connolly, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Urban Justice Center
Sienna Baskin & Asia Lyons, Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center
Katie Stewart, Equality Advocates of Pennsylvania
Trans Identities, Immigration, and the War on Terror  (1:45 pm)
Victoria Neilson, Immigration Equality
Pooja Gehi, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Felix Gardon, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Mara Keisling, National Center for Transgender Equality (invited)
When: Friday, March 28, 2008, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Baker Trial Courtroom (1st floor), Rutgers School of Law–Newark 

Background: The Women’s Rights Law Reporter, a quarterly journal of legal scholarship and feminist criticism published by students at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, is the oldest legal periodical in the U.S. focusing exclusively on the field of women’s rights law. Founded in 1970 by now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and feminist activists, legal workers, and law students and first published independently in New York City, the Reporter moved to Rutgers in 1972 and became formally affiliated with the law school in 1974.