Cameron University to co-host LGBTQ Summit Promoting Awareness, Education, and Allyship

As part of Cameron University’s continuing Academic Festival X: “American Identities in the 21st Century,” CU’s Office of Student Housing has partnered with Women United for Action and SPECTRUM to host an educational summit on LGBTQ+ issues and awareness. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to Noon on the second floor of the McMahon Centennial Complex at Cameron. The summit is open to the public at no charge; pre-registration is requested. 

The Summit hopes to provide a safe, open and respectful atmosphere to foster education, increase awareness and promote allyship throughout the local community.

Shiva Subbaraman, Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown University, will present the keynote address. She has presented institutes, colloquia, and seminars throughout the country on how to envision and implement LGBTQ work that is intersectional, how to do LGBTQ work in faith-based institutions with creativity and sensitivity, and to create campus-wide templates for work that is centered on race, gender, class, and equity.

Workshop topics will include how and what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, both in a general and in a professional sense; intersectionality in the community; vocabulary and terminology; and issues in education. A transgender/non-binary panel will also take place.

“Cameron University is privileged to co-sponsor this event with Women United for Action and SPECTRUM,” says Katie Hubbard, Director, CU Student Housing.  “Our goal for the summit is to provide a safe, open and respectful atmosphere to foster education, increase awareness and promote allyship throughout the local community.”

Women United for Action is a group of women acting together to connect communities in order to respect and protect all people and their rights and to give voice to the disenfranchised.  SPECTRUM is a local up-and-coming LGBTQ+ community organization.

For more information, contact Hubbard at (580) 581-2392 or via email at khubbard@cameron.edu.

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February 28, 2018