*Degenderettes Panel:

Members of the Northern California Chapter Discuss Their Work
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Seen but rarely heard, members of the Northern California chapter of the Degenderettes will appear at the library for a conversation on their work. The moderated panel will feature a handful of group members.

The Degenderettes are an international network of trans/feminist activists. As artists, they are choosing to work through direct action within the realm of protest in order to actively empower members of marginalized groups to advocate for themselves.

Their work is organized and appears most frequently as interventions in public space and protests. The Degenderettes use all available means of production; from appropriating merit badges and reclaiming their gendered history in order to honor queer life skills, to photographing their interventions to document and post them online, the Degenderettes blend aesthetics and praxis in order to foreground their right to exist in a world where Queer and Trans people are continually threatened with erasure.

The Art and Activism in the Bay panel discussion is presented in conjunction with the Degenderettes Antifa Art exhibition on view in the James C. Hormel Center March 17th - July 19th, 2018.

Gather, share knowledge and celebrate our unique identities at the queerest library ever. Visit the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allies’ history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

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