LGBTQ Issues in Education 2008-2009

Events held by the DCEC in the academic year 2008-2009

DCEC 2008 - 2009 Year-Long Theme:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues in Education

Silin.jpgIn February 2009, the DCEC brought Bank Street educator and gay writer/activist Jonathan Silin to the College of Education.  Dr. Silin is a skilled facilitator of discussions about LGBT issues for diverse audiences.  He hosted two events during his time here, including a panael discussion that brought together two State College teachers, a preschool direct, a lesbian parent of school-aged children and a gay college student who had attended State College schools, for a discussion of LGBT issues in K - 12 education.  Dr. Silin also hosted a lunch event for further discussion of these issues.

Please see the following articles for samples of Dr. Silin's writings:
Silin, Teaching as a Gay Man
Silin, Real Children and Imagined Homelands
Silin, Reading, Writing and the Wrath of My Father
Silin, Sexual Orientation and Early Childhood Education

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Resources Table for National Coming Out Day

October 13, 2008
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, the DCEC hosted a table featuring resources including book bibliographies and contact/support information for LGBT issues in education.  The Education and Behavioral Sciences Library provided a display of relevant children's literature.  Over 100 students, staff and faculty came by the table to check out the resources and get a piece of cake.


For more diversity-related events throughout the university, please visit thePenn State Diversity Events Calendar or the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Calendar.