by Edward Mamary
We are pleased to announce our 15th Annual Sexual Diversity events! Our students have chosen this year’s theme, “Embracing Sexual Diversity: Continuing Activism and Advocacy for Change.” We have a series of exciting events planned to commemorate 15 years of celebrating sexual diversity. The main event will be held on Monday, March 11th, 2013 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Barrett Ballroom in the SJSU Student Union.
The featured speaker is Charlene Strong, a nationally respected advocate for social justice and civil rights issues including marriage equality and non-discrimination policies. A video can be found here. She is a widely published writer and sought after speaker, presenting to universities, companies, public forums, nonprofits and government agencies across the country including the CIA, the Washington State legislature, and the World Affairs Council. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Ms. Strong to the prestigious Washington State Human Rights Commission; she is currently serving a new five year term. Charlene Strong is the subject of the award-winning documentary, “For My Wife…” which tells the story of how she became an advocate for equality following the loss of her wife, Kate Fleming a flash flood in Seattle in 2006. Please preview the trailer!
We will be viewing the film “For My Wife”, on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 pm as a fundraiser for the event (no charge for the movie, just a $8 refreshment charge) – More info. to follow once we confirm the room – MPH student leaders will be selling tickets beforehand..
A note to SJSU faculty: Please mark your calendars and encourage your students to attend these events by offering extra credit! Look for fliers in your faculty boxes soon.
We hope to see at any or all of these events!