Intersex Awareness Day

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https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/82790628659

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Sydney, NSW 2006

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A discussion to grow your understanding through lived experience

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Intersex Awareness Day is October 26. As part of our celebration to create awareness around what it means to have an intersex variation, we are hosting a panel featuring Higher Education staff and students with lived experience on Tuesday 27 October.

We'll discuss Intersex identity, medical perspectives of intersex variations, creating intersex inclusive spaces, subjugated knowledge, intersex visibility and the importance of finding community.

Speakers are: Morgan Carpenter (University of Sydney), Dr Agli Zavros-Orr (Independent Academic), Gabriel Filpi (Australian National University).

Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of innate bodily variations in sex characteristics. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies, including sexual anatomy, reproductive organs, hormonal patterns, and/or chromosome patterns.

Morgan Carpenter:

  • Morgan is a bioethicist, advocate, and PhD candidate at Sydney Health Ethics. An intersex man, he's a co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, a signatory of the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10, and creator of the intersex flag. Current roles include work for the World Health Organization, and ACT government, and a reference or expert group member for an Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry on protecting the human rights of people born with variations of sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions, for the ABS, NSW Health, and the EU-funded Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA) research network.

Dr Agli Zavros-Orr:

  • Agli is an academic, in the field of Education, with two decades of experience working in the Higher Education sector. They draw on queer feminist theory, post-structural, post-colonial and post-humanist perspectives – in their research on Efficacy, Agency, Identity, Intersectionality and matters relating to Diversity and Inclusion. Agli is the founder of Diversitywise and undertakes advocacy and activist role as a community member of the Victorian Intersex Expert Advisory Group (IEAG). Agli is the chair for Intersex Human Right Australia (IHRA) and Victorian Representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA). Their current work is focused on the needs of students with an Intersex Variation in Education.

Gabriel Filpi:

  • Gabriel is an intersex and transgender advocate, educator and young professional who is employed through Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) as the Project Officer for the ACT Safe and Inclusive Schools (SAIS) Initiative. He also works with intersex and transgender communities through his work at A Gender Agenda (AGA). He has strong professional, personal and academic interests in healthcare experiences, health education and critical medical anthropology. Gabriel has spoken on a range of panels and presented to the general public, students, medical professionals and community members on issues faced by intersex and transgender Australians. Gabriel also sits as an intersex community representative on the ACT LGBTIQ+ Ministerial Advisory Council.

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https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/82790628659

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Sydney, NSW 2006

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