June LGBT Awareness Event

This eye-opening workshop explores the nature and origin of individual identities in terms of how we view ourselves and how others view us. It then breaks down the component parts of the alphabet soup associated with the LGBT community and asks some crucial questions: Are these letters even an appropriate way to refer to a population of humans in contemporary American society? And how does the very important difference between sex and gender relate to transgender rights law?

The dialogue promises to be a lively one—one that is in search of a message of unity, respect, and the recognition that all of us are a composite of multiple identities and interests.

Guest Speaker

Shaashawn "The Voyce" Dial-Snowden is president of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania. She is an award-winning radio broadcaster, "edutaining" mistress of ceremonies, seasoned public speaker, and in-demand workshop facilitator. She has developed and presented more than 15 original multisensory workshops that cover such topics as multiculturalism, leadership, self-development, and advocacy for the LGBT community. Dial-Snowden is a published author with two books of poetry to her credit and a spoken-word CD, Voycemail, which was released in 2014.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this free special presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please register early.


Friday, June 16, 2017
Noon–1 p.m.


UMUC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@umuc.edu or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.