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Presenter(s): Michelle Enfield

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 5:48 am - 12:00 am

Room: 303

Conference: Gender Odyssey Los Angeles

Program: Professional

Two-Spirit Culture: Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges

This presentation will focus on current and historical perspectives regarding the development and usage of the term “two spirit.” Gender differences and appropriate gender behaviors are crucial to social functioning in western society, but transgender individuals are often viewed differently and harassed. They experience greater discrimination due to pre-existing social programming that will be discussed, along with available resources.