Transgender Identity: Rights and Challenges Locally and Globally will be offered on Tuesdays, 2:00- 4:00 pm, in a synchronous remote format, for 2 elective credits. It will be team-taught by Judge Tara Kalar, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director, World Without Genocide.
In 1975, Minneapolis became the first city in the United States to pass trans-inclusive civil rights protection legislation. In the nearly half-century since that landmark legislation, transgender rights have moved forward but have also faced a significant backlash both locally and globally. This course examines these competing trajectories and the global, national, state, and municipal legislation and policies that affect all areas of a transgender person’s life: education, health care, housing, criminal justice, employment, sport, arts, marriage and family, the legal system, and personal safety.