Women's Issues Lectures

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

March 3, 1997

Women's History Month Features Lectures

A series of lectures and discussions at UW-River Falls will address the issues of homophobia and sexism as part of women's history month month.

The keynote lecture "Historical Perspectives on Lesbians and the Classroom" will be given March 12 at 7 p.m. in the President's Room of the Hagestad1 College.

A reception and book signing of Harbeck's latest book, "Coming Out of the Classroom Closet," will follow the lecture. Harbeck's book focuses on the legal and educational issues of sexual identity and women in the classroom.

Harbeck serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Homosexuality and is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transsexual Concerns in Education.

A series of lectures and discussions will be given March 19 by Ann Marie DeGroot, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council in Minneapolis.

The March 19 times, lectures and locations are as follows:

11 a.m. "Homophobia and Sexism," Regent's Room, Hagestad Student Center.

12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Luncheon discussion: The Work of the GLCAC, sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, reservations requested.

2 p.m. Informal discussion: "Strategies For Resisting Homophobia at All Levels of Our Society," Regent's Room, Hagestad Student Center.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information or to make reservations, call Professor Kathy Tomlinson at 715/425-0619.

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