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- Date: March 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
- Time: 6:00pm
- Venue: Lecture Room 102, KK Leung Building
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Talk on "Equality for All - Understanding Transgenderism
Transgender people are arguably the least understood and most maligned of all minority groups. A fixed concept of gender is perhaps the most basic assumption in our culture and contradictions to that assumption are often extremely confronting.
When you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is male or female - and you are accustomed to make the distinction with unhesitating certainty." Perhaps everyone will have at some time asked the question, "is that a boy or a girl", when they have been unable to make the distinction. Even when there is no direct interaction with the individual concerned there is often an irrational need to know the answer. Certainly it is the common first question asked of parents of a newborn baby. Culturally then, there is enormous pressure for all individuals to adopt the expected gender behaviours associated with being male or female.
A talk entitled ‘’Equality for All - Understanding Transgenderism’’, co-organized by Association of World Citizens Hong Kong China, Equal Opportunity Unit (EOU) of and Counselling and Person Enrichment Section of Centre of Development and Resources for Students of HKU (CEDARS-CoPE) will be held on March 24, 2015.
Mimi Wong used to be a senior IT professional working for international financial institutions. She lost her job and her family when she decided to transition 6 years ago. With no alternative employment available, she has been engaging as voluntary worker mainly in the social services area. She is also the founder of the Association of World Citizens Hong Kong China and the Dark Angel Musical Troupe, both devoting to promotion of human rights supporting mainly the LGBTIQ community.
Jacqueline Wu has been working as an IT professional for international legal firm and manufacturing industry. She came out to her family since 13 years old but her official transition from male to female only began in late 2014, at age 35, after struggling for years with the confusion resulting from thoughts that she should really have been born as a girl, with female anatomy and physiology. She has been an active member in transgender communities. Recently she joined Association of World Citizens Hong Kong China to take part in LGBTIQ community contribution.
- 日期: March 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
- 時間: 6:00pm
- 地點: Lecture Room 102, KK Leung Building