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LGBTQ Issues in Education 2008-2009

Events held by the DCEC in the academic year 2008-2009

DCEC 2008 - 2009 Year-Long Theme:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues in Education

Silin.jpgIn February 2009, the DCEC brought Bank Street educator and gay writer/activist Jonathan Silin to the College of Education.  Dr. Silin is a skilled facilitator of discussions about LGBT issues for diverse audiences.  He hosted two events during his time here, including a panael discussion that brought together two State College teachers, a preschool direct, a lesbian parent of school-aged children and a gay college student who had attended State College schools, for a discussion of LGBT issues in K - 12 education.  Dr. Silin also hosted a lunch event for further discussion of these issues.

Please see the following articles for samples of Dr. Silin's writings:
Silin, Teaching as a Gay Man
Silin, Real Children and Imagined Homelands
Silin, Reading, Writing and the Wrath of My Father
Silin, Sexual Orientation and Early Childhood Education

Resources Table for National Coming Out Day

October 13, 2008
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, the DCEC hosted a table featuring resources including book bibliographies and contact/support information for LGBT issues in education.  The Education and Behavioral Sciences Library provided a display of relevant children's literature.  Over 100 students, staff and faculty came by the table to check out the resources and get a piece of cake.

For more diversity-related events throughout the university, please visit thePenn State Diversity Events Calendar or the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Calendar.