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Critical Conversation: The Freedom of Gender Expression

Wednesday, November 14, Noon to 1:15 p.m., University Library, UL1126

IU recently added gender expression to the category of protected identities in the non-discrimination policy.  Explore what Gender Expression means and how to support individuals who identify differently and their specific needs and concerns based on gender expression.  Explore with us these questions (among others):

  • How is gender expression different from gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex?
  • Is freedom of gender expression changing our norms around professionalism?
  • What does adding gender expression to IU’s non-discrimination policy mean?

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Civil Discourse Symposium

The IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement and its partners are pleased to offer the IUPUI Civil Discourse Symposium and Diversity Speaker’s Series, featuring Kimberlé Crenshaw, and to support campus- and city-wide events related to the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and Robert Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis.  Please see below and attached, and share with others.

Lecture Series

Diversity Speaker Series with Maria Teresa Kumar

Lauded as one the most influential American Latinos and as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa (Petersen) Kumar is the founding President & CEO of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization targeting acculturated American Latino youth. She is also an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC and the host of's new show, Changing America.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Multicultural Center
UC 104

Open to Students Only

6:00 PM
Evening Lecture
Hine Hall Auditorium

Open to All

You don't want to miss the moderated Q & A session with Emmy-award-winning reporter. Rafael Sanchez in Maria Teresa Kumar's evening lecture. Seating is limited. Register on Eventbrite today!

Sponsored by: The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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