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Pondering Transgender Identities: An Evening with Sarah McBride

National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, Sarah McBride was the first openly transgender woman to intern in the Obama White House and to address a major party convention. She also published a memoir: Tomorrow Will Be Different. We invite the campus and the Drake Community to come together for an inspiring evening of discussion about identity and political activism.

The event is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Slay Fund for Social Justice

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Cowles Library, Reading Room
2725 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

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General Public, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Prospective Students, Parents, Graduate Students


Equity & Inclusion



College of Arts & Sciences
Contact Name

Melisa Klimaszewksi

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Robin White

Robin White left a positive review 10/28/2018

WOW! Where do I begin. I have followed Sarah on social media for years and ordered a copy of her book as soon as it was released. I would have easily decided to travel as far as Chicago to meet her in person and have her sign my book. When I discovered that Drake University was hosting this event I could hardly believe it. I told all my friends about it. I am a transgender person myself and so this event had special meaning for me. I believe that Sarah is one of the most influential transgender people in the United States at this time and to be given the opportunity to meet and ask questions of her was amazing to say the least. Also I was able to meet and make some new friends at the event. Thank you! Thank you!