Editorial and Media Center to Host Event on Linguistic Justice | New
The Writing and Media Center will host the second event in its annual âSpeaker Seriesâ on November 4. The series focuses on communication topics, as well as the impact of different types of communication on Writing and Media Center and the State of Iowa. community. The second event, titled âLinguistic Justice in and Beyond the Classroom: Language, Gender and Sexuality Specialists on the Defense of Languagesâ, will be a virtual panel that will run from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Panelists Allyson Jule, Lal Zimman, and Joyhannah Yoo Garza will explore a wide range of topics, including the relationship between language and gender, use of pronouns, and linguistic justice. The panel is full of highly qualified members in the fields of education, linguistics and gender studies.
Garza and Zimman are both trained in linguistics, Garza as a qualified sociocultural linguist and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, and Zimman as an associate professor of linguistics at UC Santa Barbara. . Jule has expertise in gender studies as an Associate of the International Center for Gender Studies at the University of Oxford and Professor of Education, as well as Dean of the School of Education at Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada.
The event will also cover the topic of issues facing the transgender community. This will include topics such as trans-affirmative language and the ability to make trans people feel more accepted. Zimman’s work focuses on non-sexist discourse and language as it relates to the transgender community. The goal of their work is to “tackle transphobia and improve the lives of trans”, according to the event page.
Co-sponsors of the event are the Iowa State Women and Gender Studies Program, the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the Iowa State Center for LGBTQIA + Student Success.
Panel registration is open, but participants must first register online, as the event is virtual.
Click on here to register for the event.