The Cultural Events Board would like to invite you and your students to an Evening with Janet Mock, a FREE event on Wednesday October 16th at 7pm in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.
Janet Mock graduated from New York University’s graduate school of Journalism. She came out as a transgender woman in 2011 and became an advocate for the LGBTQ movement. Janet will talk about her experiences, the need for coalition building in LGBTQ movements, about her work in media and the portrayals of trans women, and about the dynamics of living visibly. She will speak about gender, sexuality, class and race overall.
As an advocate, in 2012, she launched the social media project #GirlsLikeUS, which aims to raise the visibility of trans women. She was also named to the GOOD 100 by GOOD magazine, the Center for American Progress’s 13 Women of Color to Watch, the Huffington Post’s 23 Inspiring Women Blazing Trails for the LGBT Community and The Grio’s 100 most influential African-Americans. Janet’s work has also been nominated for a Women’s Media Center Award and a GLAAD Media Award.