Past Events

2020

Confessions of the Fox, A Conversation between Author Jordy Rosenberg and Susan Stryker
November 5 
Jordy Rosenberg (professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) had a breakout success with his first novel, 2018’s Confessions of the Fox, a faux memoir of the 18th-century folk hero Jack Sheppard (the real-life inspiration for the Mack the Knife character in Brecht’s Threepenny Opera) who is discovered to be a transmasculine person. Rosenberg will be in conversation with Distinguished Chair Susan Stryker, whose fall seminar at Mills is "Trans-Historical Meta-Fictional Narrative in Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox." 
Presented in conjunction with We Are the Voices.

Stalled! Project, A Conversation between Joel Sanders, Seb Choe and Susan Stryker
October 21 
Joel Sanders (professor, Yale School of Architecture, and principal, Joel Sanders Architects) is founder of MixDesign, an inclusive design firm that tackles social justice from a design perspective. With Seb Choe (associate director, MixDesign) and team member Susan Stryker, Sanders will be discussing the Stalled! Project, which proposes public toilet design prototypes that can accommodate a wide range of users. MixDesign’s more recent work explores the need for post-pandemic designs for college campuses.

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers, A Conversation between South African Author Mark Gevisser and Susan Stryker
September 23
In his book The Pink Line, South African journalist Mark Gevisser (A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream) traces a planet-spanning fissure that runs through the intimate dimensions of life, documenting the sometimes literally war-torn rift zones where so-called "traditional values" are being mobilized by states to combat trans, queer, and feminist social movements. Join the Mark Gevisser and host Susan Stryker for a conversation about the weaponization of trans issues in these "pink line" struggles.

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, A Film Screening and Discussion between Director Sam Feder and Susan Stryker
September 9 
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is a 2019 Netflix Original documentary film directed by Sam Feder and Executive Producer Laverne Cox, featuring clips from more than a century of transgender cinematic representation and commentary by leading contemporary transgender voices including Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Jen Richards, and Angelica Ross. The screening begins at 6:00 pm PDT, followed by a discussion and audience Q&A featuring director Sam Feder, consulting producer and Mills Distinguished Chair Susan Stryker, and additional cast and crew members.