2020 Kagedan Lecture Series on Social Work & Human Rights - A conversation with Sean Saifa Wall about intersex rights and his experiences

Monday, November 16, 2020 01:00to02:30

This is the third of four lectures framed within and following the themes of the Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice class. These lectures are possible due to the generosity of the Kagedan family and their continued support of speakers who promote social work and human rights at the McGill School of Social Work.

November 16th: A conversation with Sean Saifa Wall co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project discusses intersex rights and his experiences

Sean Saifa Wall is an intersex activist, visual artist and public health researcher. Born and raised in the Bronx, he attended Williams College and after a short stint in New York City, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he lived for nine years. He now lives in Atlanta Georgia with his dog, Justice but is in the process of moving to the UK to pursue an intersex research fellowship at the University of Huddersfield. He has worked across movements that encompass anti-militarization, transgender empowerment, Black and queer liberation, and ending the forced “normalization” of intersex infants and children. He is the former board president of InterACT, a legal advocacy organization protecting the human rights of intersex young adults and is a co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), a project whose mission is to #endintersexsurgery.

Learn more about him at seansaifa.com!

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

There is no fee required to attend this event.

Image Description: This is a black and white, head and shoulders photograph of Sean. He is turned towards his left and holds his chin with his left hand while looking straight into the camera. He is Black and has short black and grey hair, wears a button-up shirt that has a pattern of tiny diamonds, and has a tattoo on his left arm that peeks out of his long sleeve shirt.

Photo credit: Harry Daniels ATL


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