LWV LUNCH TO FOCUS ON A DIVERSE, MINORITY POPULATION – LGBTQ+

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What is it like to have a LGBTQ+ identity on the UW Oshkosh campus and in Oshkosh?  Most of us have no awareness of the issues and challenges that are faced by the LGBTQ+ community in the classroom, in employment, finding housing and assessing health care.

Liz Cannon has taught Women’s and Gender Studies at UW Oshkosh since 1997 and has been the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center since its inception in 2008.   She will be the presenter at the League of Women Voters Food for Thought lunch on Wednesday, June 13th.  The Resource Center provides programs to create a healthy supportive environment to students under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.  Mentoring and training services are designed to help the LGBTQ+ members overcome issues related to gender and sexual orientation.  Liz will help us understand some of the lesser-known identities in the HGBTQ+ community and examine micro-aggressions that the community faces on a daily basis.  Hopefully one or two students will be able to come to share some of their personal experiences.

The lunch is held at the Primo Restaurant, 2605 Jackson St. in Oshkosh.  The program begins shortly after noon, so if you plan to have lunch please arrive by 11:50 a.m. to place your order.  Interested members of the public are welcome to attend this program.  No advance registration is necessary.  Audience questions and discussion are encouraged.

Contact Ann Marshall at 920-231-8002 for more information about the luncheon or to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.lw

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