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The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 5, 1997 - 7

Exhibit
explores
'taboo'
UI mages of t ransgender
and transsexual identity
on display
ily StaffReprt
Transsexuality and transgender
identity across different cultures are
being recognized on campus through
a photo exhibit that displays images
and explanations of these taboo
lifestyles.
"Crossing Over: Images of
Transgender Performance Across
Cultures" is on display through Dec.
19, in the Art Lounge of the Michigan
Union.
The images are the result of two
years of field work done by
anthropology Prof. Sarah Caldwell
and graduate student Brian
Mooney.
"The point is that (transsexuality
and transgender identity) are really
different in different contexts,"
Caldwell said. "Before you go in,
concepts have to be totally
dropped."
The brightly colored photographs
focus on themes of transsexuality
and transgender identity at the
Bhujariya Festival in India, and its
parallels to similar themes at
Greenwich Village's Halloween
Parade.
"It's a third identity. I was trying to
show how difference isn't just
between East and West,' Caldwell
said. "Around the idea of gender,
there can be differences within cul-

Students discuss
'U' race relations

DANIEL CASTLE/Daily
A viewer looks at photographs in the Crossing Over: Images of Transgender Performance Across Cultures display in
the Art Lounge of the Michigan Union yesterday,

DIVER ITY
Continued from Page 1
Dialogue facilitator, said the program is
one way for students to explore rela-
tions between groups of people who
have a characteristic that distinguishes
them, such as gender, race or sexual ori-
entation. The program does not claim to
solve students' problems, but instead
tries to open their minds.
"The program is not based on the
idea that we're all happy and we're
going to get along, because that's not
going to happen," Walker said. "But
it's based on different people coming
together and trying to understand
where other people are coming
from."
RC first-year student Sarah Chopp,
who participated in one of this semes-
ter's Intergroup Dialogue classes, said
the small discussions are one campus
resource where students can explore
diversity issues.
"People walk out feeling very ful-
filled," Chopp said. "You're really
breaking down barriers. I think it's a
good way to open your mind."
Chopp, who was recently elected to an
LSA seat on the Michigan Student
Assembly, said she always has considered
herself a liberal, but a passive liberal.
"Now I realize that just believing in
social justices and personal liberties
isn't enough," Chopp said.
Walker said the class may allow stu-
dents to view their surroundings in a
different way than before they entered
the class.
"I just think that it's important for
people to work toward equality, and as
you look on campus or around the
world, (see that) we don't live in an
egalitarian society," Walker said. "I
think it gives students a good first step.
"I don't think the program, as good
as it is, is going to solve problems for
everybody."

In addition to joining organiza-
tions, voicing their opinions or taking
classes that provide intimate group
discussions, some members of the
University community said the solu-
tion to racial tensions may be even
more fundamental.
Associate Kinesiology Prof. Bernard
Maloy, who teaches a class called Legal
Aspects of Sports, said he has noticed
changes in the classroom since he
began teaching.
"There's much more tolerance than
there was when I came here 12 years
ago," Maloy said.
Maloy attributes this to respect and
understanding among students.
Combining students of different back-
grounds - not just race - can help
them better understand one another and
be more productive, he said.
Some students, however, don't neces-
sarily see a need for more interaction
between different students on campus.
Business graduate student Joe
Buchwitz said race relations on campus
are not as big a concern as they are in
other areas -namely Detroit.
"I guess I really don't see a problem,"
Buchwitz said. "It's not like this is a
huge area of segregation."
Buchwitz also said segregation of
students is based more on the individual
interests of students, including their
musical tastes.
"Regardless of race, you're going to
hang out with people more like yod,"
Buchwitz said. "Segregation is kind of
automatic. Diversity suffers because of
that."
Buchwitz said that if the plaintiffs
succeed in the anti-affirmative action
lawsuits, admissions personnel will be
more likely to accept students with
more homogenous backgrounds anid
academic records.
"It would definitely not hurt the aca-
demic education, but it may hurt educa-
tion in general," Buchwitz said.

ture." Beautiful men smile brightly to
The festive photographs of the camera as they are dressed in
India's kinnar, people who identify the shocking greens, yellows and
themselves as neither male nor pinks of traditional Indian dress.
female, show the spirit of together- The faces of the kinnar are decorat-

ness thatV
e x i s t s

b e t w e e n
members of
this outcast
culture.
"I thought
that the dis-

"Around the idea o f
gender, there ca n be
differences within

ed with
multi-col-
ored eye-
lids and
artificial
moles. The
Bhujariya
festival's
a t m g 5 -

point. The idea of cross dressing is
sort of celebrated, and that goes
across different cultures," Gaither
said, referring to the Greenwich
Village celebrations.
In the Greenwich Village display,
men mask as cross dressing entertain-
er RuPaul in big blonde wigs and
heavy make-up.
At both the Bhujariya festival
and the Halloween Parade, it is
common to see individuals cross
dress as famous film stars such as
Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth

play was cutrD
going to be a
display of no
meaning and
just transexu-
als," said Eric Ford, an LSA sopho-
more, who was looking at the exhibit
earlier this week. "But it turns out that
the display had a cultural signifi-
cance."

- Sarah Caldwell
Anthropology Prof.
Renoir Gaither, a Univ
ian, said the exhibit depic
tion of culture in the fac
tion.
"In India, it's made a

phere is Taylor.
one of hap- "Crossing Over: Images of
piness and Transgender Performance Across
pride. Cultures" is a part of the current LSA
ersity librar- theme semester.
ts a celebra- "Because of the gender, bodies and
e of opposi- borders theme, I thought this would
be an appropriate thing to do,"
celebration Caldwell said.

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