IMPACT

Title

Systemic Transphobia faced by IMSA students

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

27-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 9:50 AM

Abstract

We interview and collect data on transphobia and its effects among the student population of the Illinois Math and Science Academy. The intent is to focus on more subtle forms of transphobia not covered in the recent anti-discrimination poll sent out in the spring of this year. Topics include deadnaming, pronoun misuse, transphobic microaggressions, bathroom discrimination, and housing discrimination to the transgender population at the Illinois Math and Science academy, to be collected via interviews and online polls. We hope that this will ensure real systemic change can be made to the environment regarding transgender people and gender identity at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, rather than mere attempts by the board of trustees to look as though they are invested in change. Potential biases include the fact that I myself am a transgender student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, however I view it more as experience than bias.

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Apr 27th, 9:30 AM Apr 27th, 9:50 AM

Systemic Transphobia faced by IMSA students

We interview and collect data on transphobia and its effects among the student population of the Illinois Math and Science Academy. The intent is to focus on more subtle forms of transphobia not covered in the recent anti-discrimination poll sent out in the spring of this year. Topics include deadnaming, pronoun misuse, transphobic microaggressions, bathroom discrimination, and housing discrimination to the transgender population at the Illinois Math and Science academy, to be collected via interviews and online polls. We hope that this will ensure real systemic change can be made to the environment regarding transgender people and gender identity at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, rather than mere attempts by the board of trustees to look as though they are invested in change. Potential biases include the fact that I myself am a transgender student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, however I view it more as experience than bias.