K-State Salina Civic Luncheon to focus on building a better understanding of the LGBTQ community
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
SALINA — In an effort to help further a more comprehensive understanding of the LGBTQ — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer — community, Kansas State University Salina's second Civic Luncheon Lecture Series of the semester will spotlight personal stories from a variety of the university's students and faculty as well as feature an open forum for discussion and questions.
"LGBTQ: Lives, Insights and Experiences" will be presented at noon Thursday, Oct. 9, at K-State Salina's College Center conference room.
Kate Behan, assistant professor of family studies and human services, will serve as the panel moderator. Behan says she really wanted to get involved with the particular issue because while there still seems to be misunderstandings and a lack of information about the LGBTQ community, gathering in a candid yet sensitive environment can help bridge that education gap.
"I've worked in the human services field for 30 years and people are my passion," Behan said. "Having a place where real stories can be told and real questions can be asked, the authenticity and the honesty of those moments will bring people together."
The Civic Luncheon Lecture is free and the public is invited. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase their lunch at the K-State Café and then bring their tray into the conference room.
Greg Stephens, associate professor of arts, sciences and business, created K-State Salina's Civic Luncheon Lecture Series to provide the campus and the community with an opportunity to learn about and participate in various current events impacting local issues. For more information on the series, contact Stephens at 785-819-6887 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.salina.k-state.edu/civicluncheon/.