Michael Dively '61 Lecture: DIY Histories of Abortion and Transition with Jules Gill-Peterson--March 6, 2023

The Dively Committee, The Davis Center, and Williams Libraries invite you to join in a day of events with Jules Gill-Peterson, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, for the 2023 Michael Dively ’61 Lecture.

All events  take place on March 6, 2023 and require attendees to wear masks.

Crafting & Community

  • When: 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Where: Bascom House (33 Stetson Court)
  • What: Come read and make zines with Jules, the Sawyer Library Zine Team, and Davis Center CEFs! Everyone is welcome.
  • Accessibility Information: Bascom House has all-gender bathrooms on every floor. There is an ADA accessible all-gender bathroom on the first floor. The front door to Bascom has an ADA door opener on it. There is an ADA ramp to the building from the parking lot, so you do not have to ascend or descend stairs to access or exit the building.

Michael Dively ’61 Public Lecture

  • When: 4:30 PM
  • Where: Bronfman Auditorium in Wachenheim Science Center
  • What: “More Than Just Healthcare: DIY Histories of Abortion and Transition”
  • Accessibility Information: Bronfman Auditorium is ADA accessible and there are all-gender restrooms in Wachenheim. There is a very small parking lot just south of Wachenheim on Hoxsey St, as well as a larger parking lot across Hoxsey St behind Brooks House.

Film: Framing Agnes and talkback to follow (free admission)

  • When: 7:30 PM
  • Where: Images Cinema, 50 Spring Street
  • What: FRAMING AGNES turns the talk show format inside out in response to
    media’s ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic in the 1950s. Talkback to follow with Jules Gill-Peterson, narrator of the film.
    This screening is part of the Davis Center’s Social Change Film Series.
  • Accessibility Information: The film will be screened with open captions. Images Cinema has access and seating for wheelchairs, as well as seats that are accessible without ascending or descending stairs. Images has an all-gender restroom that does not require ascending or descending stairs to access. There is one accessible parking spot right in front of Images, and there is a parking lot just south of the Cinema on the left side of Spring Street as well as another parking lot at the end of Spring Street on the right side.

About Jules Gill-Peterson

Jules is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), the first book to shatter the widespread myth that transgender children are a brand new generation in the twenty-first century. Uncovering a surprising archive dating from the 1920s through 1970s, Histories of the Transgender Child shows how the concept of gender relies on the medicalization of children’s presumed racial plasticity, challenging the very terms of how we talk about today’s medical model. The book was awarded a Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction and the Children’s Literature Association Book Award.

Jules has also written for The New York Times, CNN, The Lily (by The Washington Post), Jewish Currents, The New Inquiry, The Funambulist, and more. She has been interviewed extensively in The Guardian, CBS, NPR, and Xtra Magazine. She also serves as a General Co-Editor at TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.