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Lecture: Being Out in the Workplace: Freedom and Barriers

Thursday, March 10, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Nicholas D’Agostino, entitled, "Being Out in the Workplace: Freedom and Barriers."

Synopsis: This presentation will take the audience through an interactive conversation on what are the pros and cons of being out in the workplace. Through my own experiences of being out in the workplace combined with facts, figures and other evidence, we will explore the risk factors of being out. We will also discuss when and how coming out occurs in the employment setting while exploring employment processes from interviewing through retirement.

Biography: Nicholas D’Agostino is the Associate in Diversity and Equity at CCSU and been a state employee for nine years in the areas of diversity, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Nick also worked for True Colors Inc., a local non-profit that provides education, support and advocacy for LGBTQ youth. Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Quinnipiac University and pursuing a Masters in Counseling. Nick is an Anti-Defamation League World of Difference trainer and is actively involved with True Colors where he serves as Board President. His expertise and passion include training, courageous conversations, affirmative action, strategic planning and event/conference organizing. Nick has prided himself as having a mathematical/business oriented brain with a social justice heart. This balance has proved itself successful in his professional life.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

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