Moderated byÂ Kevin DuongÂ and Dean Rebecca Thomas
As an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense,Â Chelsea Manning disclosed classified documents to WikiLeaks thatÂ revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. warsÂ in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was convicted and sentenced toÂ 35 years in aÂ military prison but released in 2017 after President Obama commutedÂ her sentence. While in prison, Manning publiclyÂ identified as a transÂ woman and asserted her right to medical therapy. Now an advocate forÂ government transparency and queer andÂ transgender rights, Manning willÂ speak about topics including artificial intelligence (AI) and resistanceÂ in the age of AI; activism andÂ protest; transgender issues; and theÂ intersection of technology and peopleâs lives.
This event includes an audience Q&A.
A collaboration between Bard’s Queer Student Association and the Hannah Arendt Center’s Tough Talks Lecture Series
Sponsored by Bard CCE, Bard Experimental Humanities, and The Draft.
Support by Human Rights Project, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Office for Gender Equity, Council for Inclusive Excellence, Global and International Studies, QPOC, Million Hoodies, LASO, BAB, Student Labor Dialogue, WXBC, and many others.
More info can be found at the Hannah Arendt Center website.