Philanthropy Now podcast: Interrogating gender assumptions with Riki Wilchins

Riki Wilchins is a leading author, activist and gender theorist as well as the founder of the first national transgender advocacy group, GenderPAC. Her work has been instrumental in bringing transgender rights into the mainstream LGBT movement and increasing awareness of how gender norms connect to issues of race and class.

In this episode, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Gina Dalma speaks with Wilchins about gender norms and the importance of intersectionality in addressing social problems.

In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Gina Dalma, SVCF Senior Vice President of Public Policy,
and Riki Wilchins, author, activist and gender theorist


What you will learn:

  • The definition of gender norms and how they impact young people.
  • What has changed since Riki began working as a transgender rights activist in 1994.
  • The project Riki worked on to help teachers better understand gender norms in math and science.
  • How we can apply a gender lens to philanthropy and the work we do.

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