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Lecture: Racism, Sexism, Classism and Heterosexuality

Wednesday, October 26, 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 entited, “Racism, Sexism, Classism and Heterosexuality: Have we ever really talked about it?” and will be presented by Courtney Jacob D’Allaird.

What is heterosexuality in the US? Where does it come from? How has it shaped our culture, our physical environment, our institutions and what does it mean to challenge these things? Together we will explore how sexism, racism, classism, and heterosexism are inextricably linked and inform our social and physical world. This interactive discussion will disentangle our notions of the professional, the attractive, the male & female and the space left for anything else.

Courtney Jacob D’Allaird M.B.A., is the Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Engagement and Coordinator for the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at the University at Albany, State University of New York. They have been involved in the education and implementation for LGBTQ+ inclusion at UAlbany since 2008. Their background in sociology, psychology, business administration, women’s gender & Sexuality studies, intersectionality, diversity education and peer education around LGBTQ+ identity and inclusion give them a unique framework through which to understand engage others around identity and oppression.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


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