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Interview with Amanda Armstrong

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Amanda Armstrong recounts her organizing as a graduate student militant in the 2009-2012 protest wave in Berkley and Oakland. She joined occupations and building take-overs organized by students and campus workers fighting budget cuts, joined Occupy and Black Lives Matter protests, and helped found a left caucus that came to power in the graduate workers local of the University of California system. Through that caucus and union, Armstrong came to lead a campaign that successfully won access to all-gender bathrooms for UC students and workers. Armstrong also discusses her growing up in Pennsylvania, her intellectual development as a historian, and her inducing lactation as a trans woman and parent.

Item Information:

Identifier
8336h2093
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Armstrong, Amanda
Contributor(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 21, 2019
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
9/11 Terror Attacks
Academic Workers for a Democratic Union
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)
Karl Marx
Occupy Oakland
Oscar Grant
Ralph Nader
Swarthmore College
Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF)
University of California Student-Workers Union (UAW)
Places
New York
California > Alameda County > Oakland
Michigan > Washtenaw County > City of Ann Arbor > Ann Arbor
Pennsylvania > Adams > Borough of Gettysburg > Gettysburg
Pennsylvania > Delaware > Borough of Swarthmore > Swarthmore College
California > Alameda > University of California, Berkeley
Topic(s)
Androgyny
Anti-transgender violence
Bathrooms
Bullying
Childbirth
Childhood
Clothing
Coming out
Communism
Counseling
Counterculture
Death penalty
Education
Family members
Feminists
Gay liberation
Gender
Gender diversity
Gender dysphoria
Gender role
Hormones
Labour
LGBTI community
Liberalism
Menstruation
Middle class
Motherhood
MtFs
New Left
Parents (LGBTQ)
Police
Politics
Psychology
Religions
Resistance movements
Rural areas
Sexual assault
Socialism
Sports
Transgender movement
Transgender people
Transitioning (Transgender)
Transsexualism
Visibility
White people
Resource Type
Audio
Text
Language
English
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