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LGBTQ+ Lunch & Learn with Professor Robin McHaelen

25 Oct
Tuesday, 10/25/2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151 and via Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion

Join us during lunch for an impactful seminar that will discuss how students, allies, educators and community members can make a positive difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ students. We will learn about current anti-LGBTQ+ issues and opportunities for allyship and advocacy.

Bio: Professor Robin McHaelen comes to us from Central Connecticut State University. She is a co-author of  "Opening the Doors for All LGBTQ+ Students" in the book Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities (2019); A Sexuality and Gender Diversity Training Program: Increasing the Competency of Mental Health Professionals (2011, Professional Resource Press, FL) as well as Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings (2012, Lambda Legal); and several other articles on LGBT youth concerns. Professor McHaelen is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2019 GLAD Award for Leadership; the 2016 Central Connecticut State University's Women of Influence Award, the 2014 Human Rights Campaign's Upstander Award for Leadership in LGBT youth issues; the 2011 University of Connecticut, Provost's Award for Excellence in Public Engagement; the 2009 Hartford Courant/Fox 61 Tapestry Award, the 2008 National Education Association's Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights and the 2008 Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter). In 2009, she was chosen by the National Association of Social Workers and Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund to create and present a master train the trainer program to 40 master trainers around the country. Professor McHaelen is the founder and former Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.

Lunch will be provided to in person guests beginning at 11:30 AM.

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