“Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them” – 2015 event at UTS, Australia

UTS event for Intersex Awareness Day, 2015

OII Australia/UTS event for Intersex Awareness Day, 2015

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS, Sydney – the event venue.

Presented by Morgan Carpenter from OII Australia.

Who are intersex people? What are some of the key health, cultural and human rights issues that shape intersex people and intersex bodies?

Morgan Carpenter is a graduate of UTS, a social and technology policy researcher and president of national intersex organisation OII Australia. Morgan has played an active role in systemic advocacy on federal anti-discrimination legislation and a Senate inquiry into involuntary or coerced sterilisation. Morgan participated in the first intersex expert meeting held by the UN in 2015, and moderated a presentation on intersex to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Morgan is an advisor to the first international Intersex Human Rights Fund, managed by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and has acted as an expert to other bodies.

Date: Monday 26 October 2015
Time: 12 to 1pm
Location: CB08.02.002 (second floor of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, designed by Frank Gehry).

All welcome.

To RSVP please email Spence.Messih@uts.edu.au.

This event is kindly supported by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit.

Morgan Carpenter on medicalisation and genetics
Read Morgan’s Intersex Awareness Day article on medicalisation and genetics at the Star Observer