What is Gender? (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)

gender_lines__by_tinklepiss-d4fic79Wednesday July 9th, 6:30pm-8pm – The first session in the summer seminar series, Thinking Critically about Society.  A night of feminist, queer, and gender theory presented in an open and inclusive way.

We suggest that you read a few of the articles below, which have been some of the most influential on the subject, but you can read as many or as few as you’d like. Electronic copies of all the articles below can be found for free below, or by visiting Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey.

1.)”Understanding Gender” by Gender Spectrum. Click here for the text.

2.)”Introduction” The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (1949) Click here for the text.

3.) Extracts from “Gender as Performance: An Interview with Judith Butler Interview” by Peter Osborne and Lynne Segal, London, 1993. Click here for the text.

This series of seminar sessions has been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.

Session 1: What is Gender? July 9th, 6:30pm
Session 2: Reading Marx. July 16th, 6:30pm
Session 3: Homelessness/Houselessness. July 23rd, 6:30pm
Session 4: Psychedelics and Society, July 30th, 6:30pm