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Shining Light on the Whole Spectrum: How to Embrace Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid and Questioning Students through Programming and Practice
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM (EDT)
Moderator: Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride
Guest Presenter: Robyn Ochs, Editor, National Speaker & Activist
A recent Williams Institute study has shown that slightly more people self-identify as bisexual than as lesbian or gay. Yet on most campuses there are few visible out bisexual individuals, and little programming is targeted toward this population. This webinar will identify the population in question, explore reasons for bisexual invisibility, and provide ideas for passive and active programming to help campuses better serve this population.
- Identify the population being underserved
- Explore challenges to recognizing and serving this population
- Be given (and brainstorm) suggestions for passive and active programming and education
Guest Presenter Biography:
Robyn Ochs is a national speaker, an award-winning activist, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural, and GLBT anthologies. Robyn has taught courses on LGBT history & politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation, & the experiences of those who transgress the binary categories of gay|straight, masculine|feminine, black|white &/or male | female. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements. Robyn serves on the faculty of Campus Pride Summer Camp. www.robynochs.com
CAMPUSPEAK was founded in 1999 as an agency representing college speakers. We have since expanded into areas including curriculum development, conferencing, and webinars. It is our mission to be a partner with campuses and with higher education organizations to improve college and university communities and the lives of students. We aim to be an agenda-setting organization within higher education.