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Coming Out Month Keynote Speaker Janaya Khan on Oct. 26
A highlight of Coming Out Month every year is the keynote speaker. This year the LGBT Resource Center will welcome Janaya Khan for an impactful presentation taking place on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.
Khan is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and is considered a leading voice in social transformation, justice and equality. Khan is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, boxer and social justice educator. During the presentation, Khan will explore topics related to systemic racism, heterosexism and cissexism and the ways these systems of oppression are interconnected, as well as present a vision for intersectional Black, queer and trans liberation.
Khan’s has engaged in academic and frontline community dialogue about the global impacts of the Black Lives Matter movement. Khan is also an accomplished lecturer and author whose writings have been featured in The Feminist Wire, The Root, Huffington Post Black Voices and Al Jazeera. More information is available on Khan’s website.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.
In addition to the LGBT Resource Center, the keynote event is sponsored by: Qolor Collective student organization; Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education; LGBT Studies, an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences; Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the Democratizing Knowledge Project, a campuswide initiative promoting a more open, inclusive and democratic institution.
For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center at 315.443.3983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.