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Intersex Awareness Day
Intersex Awareness at UNC-Chapel Hill: Monday November 27, 2017

Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. Morgan Holmes and Max Beck of Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) were joined by allies from Transexual Menace and other organizations. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

On campus, we are celebrating Intersex Awareness at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday, November 27th so that we can be in The Pit and highly visible.

 

Intersex Solidarity in The Pit

10:00am - 2:00pm in The Pit

Take a photo with the Intersex Flags, learn interesting facts about the Intersex Rights movement, and color intersex autonomy-affirming coloring pages.

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Intersex Documentary Screening "Intersexion"

5:00pm-6:30pm in Cobb Movie Room

If you are interested in and supportive of intersex human rights, you are invited to join us for a screening of the 2012 documentary, Intersexion, in which "Intersex individuals discuss their unconventional lives and how they navigate a male/female world."

Content note: This film explores difficult issues of bodily autonomy and self-image. It also includes some conflation of sex and gender, accounts of medicalized and interpersonal gender-based violence, language that could be considered objectionable and/or queerphobic, and discussions of mental health and suicidality. Learn more about the film at http://www.intersexionfilm.com.

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Background:

Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. Morgan Holmes and Max Beck of Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) were joined by allies from Transexual Menace and other organizations. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

The event appears to have first been held on 8 November 2005, as Intersex Solidarity Day. Joëlle-Circé Laramée, the then Canadian Spokeswoman for Organisation Intersex International, issued a call for all persons interested in intersex human rights to commemorate the day.

(Source: http://intersexday.org/en/intersex-day-of-solidarity)