ISNA Staffer to Speak in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and the District Of Columbia in February

February 12, 2002

For more information contact:

Emi Koyama or the respective hosts below.

ISNA Staffer Emi Koyama will be making a total of six presentations
on intersex issues in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and the
District of Columbia over the next three weeks. Here are the details:

Feb. 15, 2002 - at "Beyond Visibility: Queer People of Color
Shattering the Single-Issue Politics" conference at Yale University
in New Haven, CT. Emi will be on the opening plenary panel about
multi-issue organizing with Ingrid Rivera of the National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force at 4pm. Registration for the conference required;
for more information about the conference, visit its web site at

Feb. 17, 2002 - at "True Spirit" conference organized by American
Boyz ( Emi will deliver a keynote lecture at
7pm at Washington Plaza Hotel. She will also lead a discussion
titled "The Role of Transphobia and Ableism in the Intersex/Trans
Conflict" earlier that day. Registration for conference required;
for more information about the conference, visit its web site at

Feb. 19, 2002 - at "Public Affairs Symposium: Sex and the Society"
at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. In the panel titled "Assigning
Gender: The Ethics of Corrective Surgery," Emi and Dr. Peter Lee,
the former president of the powerful Lawson Wilkins Pediatric
Endocrine Society, will each speak about their respective positions
regarding "corrective" surgeries on children born with intersex
conditions. It will be held at Clarke Center at 2:30pm, and is open
to public. For more information, visit PAS web site at

Feb. 20, 2002 - Emi will give an introductory presentation about
intersex issues at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. The
presentation will be at Science Center Auditorium at 7pm. For more
information, contact Wilson College Behavioral Sciences Club
(switchboard is at 717-264-4141).

Feb. 28, 2002 - Emi will give a lecture titled "Emergence of the
Intersex Medical Reform Movement: Where We Are Now" as part of the
Seminar Series Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Health at Columbia University. The reception starts at 5:30pm at
Clark Conference Center, Milsein Pavilion, Room 1 at 177 Ft.
Washington Avenue building in New York City.

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