Deep Dish - No Fats, No Femmes, No Blacks: When Preferences May Actually Be Prejudice

Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter(s): 
Karlyn Bradley and Other Members of the Queer Trans People of Color and Two Spirit Discussion Group
Location: 
The University of Arizona, McClelland Park Building, 650 North Park Avenue, Room 206
In this Deep Dish talk, Karlyn Bradley and other members of the Queer Trans People of Color and Two Spirit Discussion Group will explore the magnitude in which the use of microaggressions impact our behaviors and attitudes towards others, impedes on our ability to be effective allies to individuals holistically and how their continued use reinforces marginalization of Queer and Trans People of Color. We will also explore ways we can acknowledge and combat microaggressions and build stronger coalitions across communities.

Karlyn Bradley is a UA Senior, double majoring in Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies. He wears many hats at the UA which include Student Assistant in African American Student Affairs (AASA), Intern with the Women's Resource Canter's The Men's Project, Safezone Facilitator and Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion for The Associated Students of the University of Arizona.  As the Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion for The Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) he is able to use his knowledge of feminist theory to create programming that educates and empowers around topics of race, gender, sexual orientation and power dynamics.  Karlyn hopes to obtain a graduate degree in Gender and Women's Studies and Law, in order to become a consultant to institutions of higher education around cultural competency.