Thu, Sep 23, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The State of Higher Education for LGBT College Students, Faculty, and Staff

In the largest national assessment of its kind, a new report by Campus Pride and its Q Research Institute for Higher Education documents the persistent harassment and discrimination of LGBT students, faculty, and staff on college campuses across the United States. The report entitled "The State of Higher Education for LGBT People" gathers the experiences of over 5,000 respondents, pointing to the need for more inclusive campus policies.

Campus Progress joins Campus Pride and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in a briefing to share the outcomes of the report, and offer national policy solutions to address these critical findings.

Speakers include:

  • Shane Windmeyer, executive director and founder of Campus Pride
  • Angela Peoples, policy and adovacy manager at Campus Progress
  • Sue Rankin, associate professor at the College Student Affairs and Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. John H. Oberg, policy Advisor to the Undersecretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education
  • Genevieve Weber Gilmore, assistant professor of counselor education, Hofstra University
  • Warren J. Blumenfeld, associate professor in curriculum and instruction at Iowa State University
  • Jacob I. Wilson, fourth-year student majoring in political science and women and gender studies at the Iowa State University
  • Yvette Isela Lerma, fourth-year student majoring in sociology at the Pennsylvania State University

Sponsored by Campus Progress, Campus Pride, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please read the rules you must follow to enter the Capitol Visitors Center here.

For more information, please email speakers@americanprogress.org.

Event Location

Capitol Visitor Center, Room 215
United States Capitol
E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE
Washington, DC  20001

Directions

There are two Metro stations located within walking distance of the Capitol Visitor Center:

Union Station — Red Line
Capitol South — Blue & Orange Lines



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