Why being who you really are is a radical act

Bridget Birdsall, an author and artist, will talk about “Why being who you really are is a radical act” from 6:30-8pm on Tues., Apr. 12 in the UC Hamilton Room.

cover of Double ExposureBirdsall will talk about her young adult novel Double exposure, in which an intersex teen overcomes bullying (available from Andersen Library’s 2nd-floor Curriculum Collection, Fiction, at F Bir). Learn more about the book online at http://bridgetbirdsall.com/books/

If you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Search Library databases to find articles such as “Promising strategies for prevention of the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth” (Prevention Researcher, 2012, vol.19:no.3, pp.10-13) and “Coping and survival skills: The role school personnel play regarding support for bullied sexual minority-oriented youth” (Journal of School Health, 2015, vol.85:no.5, pp.334-340, doi:10.1111/josh.12254).

Ask a librarian (visit the Reference Desk, call 262.472.1032, or choose to email or chat) for assistance with finding additional materials.

Here are some additional LGBT* events this month:

  • LGBT* and Ally Student Panel Discussion: Thurs., Apr. 14, 11am-12:15pm, UC 259 – UWW LGBT* and ally students will share their experiences growing up, on campus, and out in the world.
  • LGBT* Community Service Day: Fri., Apr. 15, 9am-5pm, location TBD- UWW students travel to complete a service project that benefits area LGBT* youth. Contact Larry Pardo at PardoL23@uww.edu for more information.
  • Rainbow Celebration of Excellence: Tues., Apr. 26, 4:30-6pm in Fern Young Terrace – LGBT* and Ally Graduation Awards Ceremony

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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