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At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 in the Underground Coffeehouse, students and community members can enjoy music, poetry and puppets in the Tranny Roadshow. The event, sponsored by the AS Social Issues Resource Center (SIRC), the AS Women’s Center, the AS Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance and AS club TransPort, is free for attendees.
The Tranny Roadshow is a group of eight performers who share their talents and personal experiences as trans-identified people through spoken word, music and puppets.
“The performance is an excellent opportunity for us to learn more about trans identities and experiences, while also enjoying an evening of entertainment,” SIRC Coordinator Anna Boenish said. “It showcases how art can be a powerful tool for sharing our experiences and identities.”
Women’s Center Coordinator Devin Majkut said the Women’s Center is excited to be involved in the Tranny Roadshow because of the importance of celebrating people from all identities.
A night of entertainment is not the only thing the Tranny Roadshow will provide students.
A workshop on gender identity and inclusion will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 in Viking Union 462. The workshop will be facilitated by the members of the Tranny Roadshow and intends to educate students about trans identities, Boenish said. The workshop, which is also free for students and community members, is interactive, which will allow for students’ voices to be heard, Boenish said. There will be additional time to meet and talk with the performers of the Tranny Roadshow.
“We hope that through the workshop and performance we can foster a more complex understanding of a variety of trans identities and experiences,” Boenish said. “We all have something to learn from these events, whether or not we have a slight understanding of what words like ‘trans’ mean or already feel knowledgeable about and connected to trans identities.”
To learn more about the Tranny Roadshow, visit their website, www.trannyroadshow.com.