LGBT Human Rights Event Oct. 30
The event is free and open to USF students, faculty and staff.Thursday, October 30th | Reception at 5:30 PM (cash bar) | Event at 6:30 PM
USF Alumni Center, Traditions Hall | Free and open to the public
Join the USF Libraries for a lively discussion of the legal status of LGBT rights in the United States at this signature event for the Libraries’ rapidly growing LGBT initiative. Based in Houston, attorney Mitchell Katine was local counsel for the groundbreaking Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas and has been a stalwart advocate for some of society’s most marginalized members. He is also a proud USF alumnus.
A panel discussion will follow Katine’s talk, and feature Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, a champion for equal rights, and USF Associate Professor Sara Crawley, a scholar on issues of gender and sexuality. A reception before the event will feature refreshments and offer the chance to meet the speakers.
As part of USF’s commitment to diversity, the USF Tampa Library’s rapidly-growing LGBT initiative demonstrates its efforts to build diverse and inclusive collections. The initiative documents the history of profound social change and archives scholarly works, literature, art, grass roots publications, and a wide range of ephemera to provide a rich resource for researchers and the community.