To Survive on This Shore

Monday, September 20th, 2021
Jess T. Dugan
Vanessa Fabbre
Gloria Allen
Mary Statzer

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana
ZOOM LINK ALSO AVAILABLE (see event description)

Event Description

Watch the video here

Join us for a conversation with photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre on the making of To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. Seeking subjects whose lived experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location, they traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. They will be joined by participant Gloria Allen, who will speak about her identity and share her experience being part of To Survive on This Shore.

This conversation will be moderated by Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Related events at McKinley Foundation, 809 S. Fifth Street, Champaign:

To Survive on This Shore, Artists' Alley, September 1 through October 31
Opening reception: Thursday, September 2.
Mama Gloria, PBS documentary about Gloria Allen, film screening, Friday, September 17, 7:30pm
Book signing at a breakfast reception with Jess, Vanessa, Gloria and Mary, Tuesday, September 21, 9am-noon

Details can be found here: https://mckinleycu.org/artists-alley/current-exhibit/ or call 217.344.0297.

Hosted by the Center for Advanced Study and Artists' Alley, McKinley Foundation

Cosponsored by the Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Student Cultural Programming Fee, and Uniting Pride (UP) Center

Jess T. Dugan

Independent artist

Vanessa Fabbre

Associate Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Gloria Allen

Chicago activist, transgender icon "Mama Gloria." Read more about Gloria here.

Mary Statzer

Curator of Prints and Photographs, University of New Mexico Art Museum