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Queer Studies Lecture Series: Aria Sa'id, The Paradox of Transgender Visibility

Sa’id presents an interactive dialogue on the simultaneous rise of transgender representation in pop culture and hate based violence against trans women of color in the streets. Sa'id (she/her/hers) is an award-winning advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently serves at appointment as the Senior Policy Advisor for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, focusing on humanitarian efforts for LGBTQI violence prevention, transgender women of color, sex workers, and racial equity and equality. She is a Policy Fellow alum of the Women's Policy Institute of the Women's Foundation of California and a Sojourner Truth Advocate Fellow alum of the Auburn Theological Seminary in NYC. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.