Film & discussion: A Chance To Dress

Explore the various dimensions of identity and the diversity of gender expression

Event date October 13, 2016 7pm
Dr. John "Tephra" Southard

John “Tephra” Southard. Photo courtesy of Alice Louvre.

John Southard, a world renowned and respected geologist and professor emeritus in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, is an open cross-dresser. A Chance To Dress follows Southard’s challenges and difficulties in coming out at the age of 65 to his friends, neighbors, and colleagues, but also his exuberance and sense of liberation after a lifetime of secrecy. Join us for a viewing of the film, followed by a discussion with Professor Southard, his wife, Jean Southard, and filmmaker Alice Bouvrie.

Location: 6-120


Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and LBGTQ@MIT

Women's and Gender Studies