Sunday, October 25 | Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement (GLOE)
Joy Ladin | Transmigration Poems
11:30 am | Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
$10, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $8
Refreshments will be served.
An English professor’s return to work doesn’t generally make headlines, but last Fall, Joy Ladin’s did. Prior to receiving tenure at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, Ladin had taught for five years as Jay Ladin, a bearded, kippah-wearing man. After coming out as transgender, her Dean placed her on “indefinite research leave” and informed her that she was never to set foot on campus again. Come listen to her read from Transmigration Poems and hear about how she became Yeshiva University’s and the Orthodox Jewish world’s first officially accepted transsexual.
Drawing on the personal experiences of the poet, Transmigration Poems explores the journey of the self from one gender to the next, the journey of the soul in and out of flesh, the journey of a marriage into and out of love; the journey of a body from amputation to wholeness. Joy Ladin holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. Dr. Ladin is the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University.
Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement (GLOE).
Co-sponsored by The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).