The LGBT Institute is pleased to host our first symposium, presented by Delta Air Lines. The symposium will focus on LGBT civil and human rights scholarship with an emphasis on intersectional research. It will also be a time for networking among academics and advocates, helping enhance coordination and communication to maximize impact.
Symposium presentations will focus on one of the Institute's three main areas: (1) Education & Employment, (2) Criminal Justice & Safety, or (3) Public Health & Wellness. In particular, we have sought out research and other presentations that help to explain the dynamics and systems operating in relation to these three focus areas; the individuals and communities least likely to have access to needed resources and most vulnerable to harm; and hear stories that have not been told.
Identifying and filling the research gaps within the focus areas will help to build critical connections between academics and advocates in order to move from research to action and from action to research. Many of the symposium’s presenters will also be touching upon LGBTQIA experiences and issues in relation to gender identity, racial and economic justice, class, immigration and citizenship, age and aging, ability and disability, incarceration, and other categories and social concerns.
We look forward to learning and connecting with you!