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Queer Perspectives in Planning*
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hear from San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Advocacy Director Janice Li during this virtual conversation, hosted by Remix.
This Women in Urbanism event is centered on Pride – a celebration that commemorates the gay and gender non-conforming people who fought back against the police who came to arrest them—their existence was criminal.
Queer history is one of identifying, reveling in and fighting for the right to exist as different from a socially constructed norm. Queer Perspectives in Planning brings together queer-identified planners to share their experiences living outside these “norms” and how this experience shaped their career path, the projects they work on and the changes they strive for in the field.
In the conversation:
Tamika Butler, Remix Advisor & Director of Planning @ Toole
Janice Li, BART Board Director @ BART
Heather Frambach, Value Chain Strategist @ Kitchen Table Advisors
Steph Nelson, Spatial Data Expert @ SFMTA
This panel will discuss:
– How race, class, gender and sexual orientation make each panelist and the communities they love and support more at risk of suicide, criminalization, and/or job discrimination, and how that reality contributes to their work and ambitions.
– Until this month’s Supreme Court ruling, ambiguity around the definition of “sex” discrimination under Title VII of the constitution left many LGBTQ vulnerable to being fired if they were “out” – panelists will discuss how and if this lack of protection has played a role in where they choose to live and work.
– How queer history(ies) shaped their perspective on community building and planning.
All are welcome to attend. Remix especially encourages womxn, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to join.
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