The Bay Area has been ground zero for social change in the areas of civil rights, free speech, resistance to oppression, sexual revolution, waves of feminism, and gay liberation. Now we face another dramatic revolution in understanding gender and learning how to live in a society in which gender is expressed on a spectrum. New knowledge, healthcare practices, and cultural challenges bring us into a time to learn who we are and how to build an inclusive and accepting society.
Erica Anderson is a clinical psychologist who has held academic appointments in health psychology, public health, clinical psychology, healthcare management, and pediatrics. She works in UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic in Pediatric Endocrinology and has a private practice in Oakland. She has consulted on transgender issues in Sweden and is the president elect of USPATH, an organization that focuses on transgender health.
Note: this is a four-week class. The class does not meet on October 18, and the final class meeting on October 25 will take place in 41C University Hall.