Transgender Awareness Week 2020: Stolen Lives Project with Dr. Nichelle Rivers
Join an exhibition and talk back with Dr. Nichelle Rivers, moderated by Greg Miller (Political Science), as part of Transgender Awareness Week.
Dr. Nichelle Rivers, a multi-media artist and educator, is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Her bold and vibrant depictions are not only inspired by her culturally rich childhood, but also by such iconic art figures like Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. Her work is also inspired by her love of music and bringing to life spatial relationships and patterns. She likens her need to create art in its many forms to breathing…Simply put, it keeps her sane.
The Stolen Lives Project was created to raise awareness and educate the community about the pervasive violence and lack of inclusion towards transgender and gender non conforming individuals. My art envisions a world where it doesn’t matter what you look like, who you love or how you self identify. End transviolence. #IWILLNOTSTANDBY
This event is part of the Transgender Awareness Week 2020, sponsored by the LGBTQ+ and Allies Committee, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Residential Life and Housing, the Garden City Cathedral, the Center for Student Involvement, the Student Counseling Center, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program, the LGBTQ+ and Allies Alumni Affinity Group, and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.