Fall 2017 Lyceum Lecture Series

Fall 2017 Lyceum Lecture Series

The Lee Honors College is pleased to offer weekly seminars on a variety of cutting-edge topics, presented by outstanding Western Michigan University faculty scholars and experts from the wider community. The first themed interdisciplinary series—focused on climate change—was held in spring 2013. The fall 2017 theme is:

LGBTQ+ at the Intersections

The intersection of LGBTQ+ identities and other dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, and religion is a key focus of the series. Since marriage equality became the law of the land in 2015, the LGBTQ+ movement finds itself at a crossroads. This series examines the LGBTQ+ community pre-marriage equality, post-marriage equality, and looks toward the future regarding activism, justice and rights. Speakers will cover a broad range of topics related to LGBTQ+ individuals and highlight the intersectionality of this diverse and important part of our communities.

Couldn't make it to a lecture? Find out what you missed by watching the video here!

Sept. 13

Building Intersectional Awareness

Natalie Nguyn, director, LBGT Student Services, WMU

Sept. 20

Legal Issues for the LGBTQ+ Community: A Panel Presentation

Jay Kaplan, director, ACLU Michigan LGBT Project
Frank Aiello, professor of law, WMU Cooley Law School

Sept. 27

The Queer Transformation of College Campuses, 1950s to Present

Dr. Susan Freeman, associate professor and chair, Gender and Women's Studies, WMU

Oct. 4

LGBTQ+ Representation in Children's Literature

Dr. Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, professor, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, WMU

Oct. 11

National Coming Out Day. Trans and Immigrant Rights in the Fight for Liberation

Jennicet Gutéirrez, founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Oct. 18

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality*

Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly
*Note special time and location: 7 p.m., 1920 Sangren Hall

Oct. 25

Intersectional Coalition Building

Romeo Jackson, black-queer-femme and graduate student, University of Utah

Nov. 1

Little Word, Big Impact: Negotiating Gender-Neutral Pronouns in Education

Dr. Lee Airton, assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies in education, Queen's University
Co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development

Nov. 8

Promoting Resilience in Individuals and Couples with LGBTQ+ Identities

Dr. Gay H. Bischof, professor and dean, Lee Honors College
Amber Mosley, sexual assault prevention education coordinator, Health Promotion and Education, Sindecuse Health Center, WMU

Nov. 15

Transgender Stories: A Panel Discussion

Sara Jacobs, program director, Out Proud Safe, LGBTQ Homeless Youth Program
Jay Maddock, executive director, OutFront Kalamazoo
Natalie Nguyen, director, LBGT Student Services, WMU
Nick Smith, WMU engineering student

Nov. 22

No lecture - Thanksgiving Break


Nov. 29

Resisting Reconciliation: Queer Muslim Identity in America

Mariam Mustafa, graduate student, Department of Religion, WMU

Dec. 6

"The Life and Death of Latisha King"

Dr. Gayle Salamon, associate professor of English, Princeton University
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Gender and Women's Studies, and the Department of Philosophy