Barriers to LGBTQ Empowerment
Alverno Forum will explore the challenges that face the LGBTQ community
Milwaukee, (January 23, 2017) – Alverno College is hosting a forum on the issues and challenges that prohibit full inclusion of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ people and their allies face discriminatory obstacles every day in terms of healthcare, legal services, family and adoption advocacy, housing and employment, and more. Many are leading a civil rights movements to empower sexual and gender minorities in the United States.
During the forum, local citizens will share their experiences, including threats of violence where they live, work, play and pray. Social justice advocates will address the legal and institutional obstacles to full inclusion, and representatives from local agencies will provide resources and share how the community can get involved in creating solutions.
- Erin Fay, attorney, Oakton Avenue Law Offices
- Gerry Coon, president/CEO, Diverse and Resilient
- Michael Munson, executive director, FORGE
- JoCasta Zamarripa, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8
- Wendy Powers, associate vice president of Student Affairs, Alverno College
The Alverno Forum series seeks to join community leaders in discussing cutting-edge topics that have a daily impact on the lives of people in our community and beyond. The next discussion in this year’s series takes place on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center. The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.alverno.edu/forum/.
About Alverno College
Alverno College, a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college for women, exists to promote the personal and professional development of its students. The college has earned accolades and respect internationally for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, and has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education. For the last seven years, Alverno College has been ranked one of the top five schools in the Midwest doing “the best job of educating undergrads” by U.S. News & World Report. Educators from throughout the world visit Alverno to learn about its proven, student-centered teaching methods.
Alverno offers more than 60 major areas of study, including graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology and business that are open to women and men. For more information about Alverno, visit www.alverno.edu or call 414-382-6100.
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