Single-Occupancy All-Genders Bathrooms at Notre Dame
Free2Pee ND, a coalition of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students, recognizes that bathroom use is universal and that all people deserve equal access to bathrooms. Our commitment to universal access aligns with the tri-campus community’s responsibility to uphold the dignity of every person, regardless of ability, gender, identity, or access needs. We locate and evaluate single-occupancy all-genders bathrooms and maintain a comprehensive map of these facilities so that everyone in the tri-campus community can find the bathroom that best meets their needs.
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about the project
further reading and resources
- "Why Notre Dame Needs Potty Talk." Observer Viewpoint published May 1, 2019, written by the 2019 members of Free2Pee ND.
- Chess, Simone, Alison Kafer, Jessi Quizar, and Mattie Udora Richardson. "Calling All Restroom Revolutionaries." In Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Ed. That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Soft Skull Press, 2004): 189-206.
- Political Theology symposium on Toilet Justice
South Atlantic Quarterly special issue section on The Politics of the Public Toilet, edited by Kathi Weeks.
- Toilet Training: Law and Order in the Bathroom (27 min, Dir. Tara Meteik, 2004)
Toilet Training companion guide for activists and educators (Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 2009)
- Adair, Cassius. "Bathrooms and Beyond: Expanding a Pedagogy of Access in Trans/Disability Studies." Transgender Studies Quarterly 2, no. 3 (2015): 464-468.
- Coyote, Ivan. “Why We Need Gender-Neutral Bathrooms” (TED Talk)
- Plaskow, Judith. "Embodiment, Elimination, and the Role of Toilets in Struggles for Social Justice." CrossCurrents 58, no. 1 (2008): 51-64.
- Sanders, Joel, and Susan Stryker. "Stalled: Gender-Neutral Public Bathrooms." South Atlantic Quarterly 115, no. 4 (2016): 779-788.
- West, Isaac. "PISSAR's Critically Queer and Disabled Politics." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 7, no. 2 (2010): 156-175.
This project has been supported by a Teaching Beyond the Classroom grant from the Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters, by the Hesburgh Libraries Navari Center for Digital Scholarship and GIS Library Dr. Matthew Sisk, and by the countless rad student coalitions who did this work before us and have shared their wisdom and guidance.
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Dr. Butler, the project's faculty advisor, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.