From the day we are born, we’re given messages about who we are, who we ought to be, and who we can be based on our perceived gender. These traditional, binary ideas of gender have created norms, roles and expectations that have become entrenched in society. In recent years, however, our understanding of gender has expanded and traditional gender roles have been challenged. How will these changing perceptions of gender reshape communities, educational institutions, and governments? What challenges will we encounter as we attempt to overcome stereotypes, and what opportunities will arise as we use this gender redefinition as a basis for building a more inclusive society?
Join UBC experts and alumni who will explore diverse aspects of the shifting gender landscape before convening for a panel discussion about societal understanding of gender in the 21st Century.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Cost: $10 per person. Complimentary admission for members of the Class of 2016 (A-Card and registration required).