TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: December 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Dec. 17

Ivan Coyote 
“Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms” 

On Saturday, 12/17, our featured TED talk will be a timely talk by Ivan 
Coyote entitled, “Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms.”

As Ivan discusses, there are a few things that we all need: fresh air, water, food, shelter, love ... and a safe place to go to the bathroom. For trans people who don't fit neatly into the gender binary, public restrooms are a major source of anxiety and the place where they are most likely to be questioned or harassed. In this poetically rhythmic talk, Ivan grapples with complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity and highlights the need for gender-neutral bathrooms in all public places.  Or to quote Dr. Caplan, our moderator for this talk, “It helped me clarify my own position on this complicated/confusing topic, which will be increasingly in the news in the near future and we all will have to decide which policies and people to support.”


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.  


Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.

For more information contact Julie at (609)39-2434 ext. 5222

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