AFTER EQUALITY: Where Should the LGBTQ Movement Go From Here?

GWS presents a Faculty Panel titled "AFTER EQUALITY: Where Should the LGBTQ Movement Go From Here?"

RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

This event is free and open to the public

“AFTER EQUALITY: Where Should the LGBTQ Movement Go From Here?” will be a panel presentation in conjunction with  the 2019 Common Reading program. The speakers will discuss the LGBTQ+ movement in 2019, specifically here in the High Country. The panel includemembers with ties to the LGBTQ+ movement in the community.

Panelists include:

  • Angela Brooks-Livingston, part of the leadership team and from “Out in the High Country,” a grassroots group of community members and professionals who are aiming to create capacity for serving LGBTQ+ individuals in the High Country counties of Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes and Alleghany through community focused trainings that provide basic educational information as well as foster conversations about LGBTQ+ issues unique to the High Country.

  • Jill Ehnenn, a Professor of English and faculty affiliate of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies program in the Cultural, Gender and Global Studies Department, whose academic speciality focuses on Victorian Literature and Culture and Queer Theory/LGBT Studies.

  • Matthew Thomas-Reid, an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Educational Studies, faculty affiliate of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies program, faculty advisor for GAPP (Gay and Progressive Pedagogy) and editor of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society Journal.

This event is presented by Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and  co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology, the Appalachian Common Reading Program, and Out in the High Country. For questions, contact Dr. Ellen Lamont,

Appalachian State University’s Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program is an academic program housed in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies program offers a GWS B.A., an undergraduate and graduate GWS minor, an LGBT Studies minor, a Girls’ Studies minor and a GWS graduate Certificate. Learn more at:


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About the Common Reading Program at Appalachian
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Published: Jan 24, 2019 12:03pm