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‘Gender Identity: Two Are Definitely Not Enough’ is topic of speech at Manchester

Kand McQueen“It is time for human beings to move to the next level of acceptance of one another.”  – Kand McQueen

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Dr. Kand McQueen, a senior lecturer at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, will speak about “Gender Identity: Two Are Definitely Not Enough” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus.

It is free and open to the public.

This presentation provides a historical look at the topic and shows that cultures of the world have not always conformed to the notion that human beings come in two – and only two – opposite sexes. The lecture will also offer a nuanced perspective concerning those who do not fit assumed categories.

Manchester’s Mission Statement calls upon its graduates to “respect the infinite worth of every individual,” and this presentation will better equip its students to move toward a higher level of acceptance of one another as human beings.

As examples, McQueen speaks about those who are transgender (who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth) and those who are intersex (a term used to describe those who are born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not entirely fit the typical definitions of female or male).

The presentation is sponsored by the Manchester University Gender Studies Program, with support from the Ira W. and Mable Winger Moomaw Lectureship/Seminar Fund, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It is part of the MU Values, Ideas and the Arts series, which offers academic enrichment for students.

McQueen has taught statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 2006, holding a doctorate in educational psychology with a specialization in inquiry methodology from Indiana University’s School of Education

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

March 2018