Spectrum Center presents a conversation-style event with actor, writer, and rising star lea robinson.
Storytelling through art—whether through writing, acting, or other creative outlets—is a vital way to share our history and our stories especially for marginalized communities. In honor of Trans Awareness Month, join us for a conversation with lea robinson, sharing their own stories and experiences in telling QTBIPOC stories through art and advocacy.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
lea (pronounced lee) robinson is a trans, queer, non-binary, butch and multiracial activist, educator and actor. lea robinson (they/them) has been at the frontline of interrupting bias and discrimination through diversity education, social justice and restorative practices. After spending 20+ years as a higher education administrator (at Columbia University, UC Berkeley and Mills College etc.) in diversity, equity, and inclusion and LGBTQA work, lea landed a leading role in Lena Waithe’s Twenties and Amazon hit series A League of Their Own! In Twenties, lea played Reverend Ty Harmon, a non-binary religious Ygure and in A League of Their Own, lea plays Bertie Hart, a Black transmasculine, nonbinary-identified person living in the 1940s. Both of these roles sparked national conversations about the histories of trans people in the US, the invisibility of certain identities within certain communities and the value of representation in the industry.