National Endowment for the Humanities Colloquia "Being 'Other' in America Today"

Start Date: February 19 2014 - 12:10 PM

End Date: February 19 2014 - 02:10 PM

Category: Community

Location: KHRCA Classroom Exhibit Space or M-136

Description:

Wednesday, February 19th, 12:10-2:10 p.m., KHRCA Exhibit Space or M-136

“Being ‘Other’ in America Today,” coordinated by Dr. Trikartikaningsih Byas, English, QCC.  This event will feature speakers including Dr. Rose-Marie Aikas, professor of Criminal Justice at Queensborough, who will discuss the prison population today and issues of legal justice in America; Ms. Jessica Rogers, a lecturer in the English Department at Queensborough who is knowledgeable about New York’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy; Mr. Jordan Schneider, a lecturer in the English Department at Queensborough who will discuss class, race and issues in higher public education; New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm, who will speak on behalf of the challenges facing the LGBTQ community; and Dr. Genny Beemyn, director of The Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who has published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans people, particularly the lives of gender-nonconforming students.

Contact Name: Susan Jacobwitz

Contact Phone: 718-281-5021

Contact Email: SJacobwitz@qcc.cuny.edu


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