Professional speaker and activist Robyn Ochs.
Nationally renowned LGBT activist to speak at Lock Haven University
Feb. 8, 2012
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Professional speaker and activist Robyn Ochs will give a presentation entitled “Challenging Heterosexism” at Lock Haven University on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Greenberg Auditorium in the Health Professions Building. This free, interactive program is for students, faculty, staff and interested members of the public.
The program will address a variety of questions, including “What is heterosexism?” “What is homophobia?” “What are the effects on us as Americans?” “Can we unlearn negative messages and misinformation?”
In addition to her speaking and activism, Ms. Ochs has taught courses on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) history and politics. She is the editor of “Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World” and she has been published in numerous anthologies.
Ms. Ochs advocates for those of all orientations and genders to live safe and open lives with full legal equality. She works to increase understanding and awareness of complex identities and to promote the creation of strong allies within and across identities and social movements.
Additional information on Ms. Ochs can be found at www.robynochs.com.
The presentation is co-sponsored by the LHU President’s Commission on LGBT Affairs and the Office of Social Equity. For further information, please contact Dr. Rick Schulze at email@example.com. Information is also available from Matt Girton firstname.lastname@example.org (570) 484-2193.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.