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Lecture: The State of the Union: Rainbow Edition

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "The State of the Union: Rainbow Edition," and will be presented by Shana Clarke.

Stonewall. Harvey Milk. Gay Marriage. Religious Freedom bills. The fight for equal protection under the law has seen many victories…and several temporary defeats. How is life for LGBTQIA people in America today? What is the human impact of key laws aimed at reducing equal protection? How do we overcome these laws? How can you support your LGBTQIA comrades? These things and more will be explored in this session of Out to Lunch.

Shana Clarke is an educator, a student advocate and a leader. Her work in higher education has spanned admission, academic and career counseling, working with at risk populations, and various diversity initiatives. Shana received her masters of arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs at UConn, and while here, pursued a practicum and partnership with the Rainbow Center. Through that partnership, Shana has worked with My Pride, My Soul and the Safe Zone program. She comes to us with a healthy curiosity and interest in the law and how it affects LGBTQIA individuals.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


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