The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Women's and Gender Studies Program have partnered with the Center for Innovative Pedagogy to host an event series, "Transforming Digital Storytelling: How to Frame, Share, and Discuss Transgender Narratives."
This event series is part of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy's Digital Storytelling Intiative, and we hope that you can join us for the first of this three part event series, featuring our guest digital storyteller from the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C.!
Digital storytelling has exploded over the past few decades, especially as advances in technology have allowed cellphones and tablets to do what previously required a full production studio. But has this revolution in storytelling changed how the stories of transgender communities are told? Trans people have always been immersed in digital storytelling, from blogs and video diaries in the early days of the Internet to modern video games and multimedia explorations of gender and identity. Rebecca Kling, the education program director at the National Center for Transgender Equality, will discuss this journey, what has been learned along the way, and how digital storytellers--both transgender and allied — can frame trans narratives with respect.
Rebecca Kling (she/her/hers) is a Washington, D.C., based educator, community organizer, storyteller, and advocate for transgender rights. Since early 2016, Rebecca has worked with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), first as the community storytelling advocate and now as the education program director. Prior to joining NCTE, Rebecca worked as a touring educator and performance artist, exploring gender and identity through solo performance pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporated conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor and more. In 2013, Rebecca was named as part of the inaugural Trans 100, a list celebrating excellence in the transgender community.
Funding for this event is provided by the Guest Digital Storyteller Fund Grant provided to the Center for Innovative Pedagogy by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hayes Hall, 109
201 North College Road, Gambier, OH 43022