Come enjoy a meal with GALAS as we screen the award-winning documentary “Diagnosing Difference.”
This film provides not only a real portrayal of the diversity of gender identities within transgender communities, it also takes the medical and mental health professions head on with compelling historical facts, contemporary debates and personal narratives. “Diagnosing Difference” features interviews with 13 diverse scholars, activists and artists who identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant) about the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) on their lives and communities.
H. Adam Ackley will facilitate a discussion after the viewing.
We will be serving a light lunch. Suggested donation of $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Please RSVP to GALAS@allsaints-pas.org so we have a count for lunch.
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. is faculty of Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Humanities, University of California Irvine, writer, speaker, and consultant based in the greater Los Angeles area who has worked most recently as a consultant on transgender issues with the ACLU’s LGBT Project, TriCity Mental Health and Pacific Clinics of LA County, On Level Ground film festival, and several southern California universities. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University in 1997 and has spent almost two decades teaching philosophy, history, and spirituality as a full-time college professor. He is the author of Women, Music and Faith in Central Appalachia (Edwin Mellen Press, 2001) and a popular Huffington Post blog. A practitioner of hatha yoga and meditation for forty years, he is also being certified as a yoga instructor and serves as an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, Pacific Southwest District.