Join members and affiliates of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program for a reflection on this year’s Big Read selection, Advice from the Lights, by Stephanie Burt. In this hour-long conversation, we will discuss identity development, the idea of identity as a journey versus an endpoint and feelings of power and powerlessness across various identities. We will end with a discussion of hope, and how to engender hope in youth in our current sociopolitical climate.
ABOUT THE NEW HAVEN NEA BIG READ 2020 For the New Haven NEA Big Read 2020, as a community we are reading the book Advice from the Lights by transgender poet Stephanie Burt. This program is part of the NEA Big Read, led by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven Pride Center, and the New Haven Free Public Library with additional support from The Institute Library, Nasty Women Connecticut, People Get Ready, The Word, and the Yale Medicine Gender Program. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.