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Let's Talk About: Gender

Lets Talk About Gender

Gender is a foundational part of who we are. It influences how others treat us, and it gives us a lens through which we view the world. And yet, we know that blue and pink, girl and boy, and XX and XY don’t even begin to tell the full story about gender.
Dr. Gayle Pitman and Rachael Hudson led 150 people in an interactive and educational discussion about gender. Watch Let's Talk About: Gender* 

about the discussion facilitators



About Dr. Gayle Pitman

Dr. Gayle Pitman is a professor of psychology and women/gender studies at Sacramento City College. She is the author of two picture books: This Day in June, which won the ALA Stonewall Award in 2015, and When You Look Out the Window, which tells the story of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. She serves on the boards of the Gender Health Center and Girls Rock Sacramento, an organization that empowers those who identify as girls and women through music education.

Rachael-NCAC.jpgAbout Rachael Hudson

Rachael Hudson is a transwoman who has lived in the Sacramento region since 1978. She served on the planning board for the Gender Health Center and was voted in as its only full-time employee when it opened in 2010. Today, she is the community outreach director for the center. She also sits on the board of directors for the Sacramento Gender Association. In 2007, she co-founded the TransFamilies Sacramento and SOFFA-T support groups.

Let's Talk About Gender - Adults

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Let's Talk About Gender - Teens

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Let's Talk About Gender - Kids

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Looking to do more? Check out the different ways to get involved in Sacramento and beyond.
Equality California Gender Health Center
National Center for Transgender Equality Lavender Library
Transform California Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Trans Lifeline Transgender Law Center


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*PRIVACY EDIT | To meet requests for privacy, Sacramento Public Library has made special edits to the video. At times, you will only hear discussion attendees speak. You will not see them on screen. 

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