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Break the Silence: Beyond Binaries - Identity & Sexuality

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ECCE Speaker Series |Co-Sponsored By Diversity Center, LGBTQ Office, Organization of Latin American Students, and Disability Services
Brookens Auditorium
Apr 21, 2017   3:00 pm  
Event is free and open to the public.
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Robyn Ochs, an educator, speaker, award-winning activist and editor explores sexuality over a lifespan as she breaks the silence of fluid sexual identities. Her program explores the landscape of sexuality and how society maps sexual orientation. Given that no two people are alike, how do labels get assigned to an individual’s complicated and unique experiences?


Ochs’ interactive workshop will conduct an anonymous survey of participants, look at the data and find where the group falls on the sexuality continuum. The program will encourage participants in the UIS Day of Silence to share their experience.


Robyn Ochs has taught courses on LGBT history and politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation and the experiences of those who transgress traditional binary categories. Her 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.


For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events, visit All events are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate the need for accommodations should contact the UIS Speaker Series Office at 217/206-8507 or in advance.

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