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GLBT History Month keynote speaker Oct. 5 and 6

October 2, 2010

Mia Mingus will appear at CSU on Oct. 5 and 6 for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month. Her keynote speech on Oct. 5 will address the topic of of intersecting identities. Her Oct. 6 workshop (sponsored by Women @ Noon) titled, 'Reproductive Justice 101,' will delve into reproductive rights, health and justice, and reproductive analysis.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
7 p.m.
Lory Student Center
North Ballroom

Mia Mingus, former co-director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now and current author, speaker, and activist, will provide the keynote lecture for GLBT History Month.

Mia Mingus will be speaking about intersecting identities. American Sign Language interpreters will be present.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
Noon-1 p.m.
Aylesworth, C-111

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, join us for the informative session, "Reproductive Justice 101," a talk about reproductive justice that will cover the women's movement, and in particular the movements for reproductive rights, health and justice, and reproductive analysis. (Interpreters provided upon request.)

Powerhouse for social action

Mingus is influential because she’s an agent of real-world change in the reproductive justice movement. Mia Mingus is a queer, physically disabled Korean American transracial/ transnational adoptee, living and organizing in the Southeast.

Mia Mingus is an activist, thinker, writer, and speaker who works on the behalf of oppressed communities.

She currently serves as one of the Co-Directors of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now in Atlanta and believes that reproductive justice is crucial in the struggle for social change and the fight to end oppression.

Mia is an activist, organizer, thinker, writer, artist and speaker who’s not only in the middle of it all, but connecting it all together.

She recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities and advocates for them to work together and build alliances for liberation.  Her work revolves around:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Reproductive justice
  • Sexuality
  • Transracial and transnational adoption
  • Intersectional identities/politics

Event sponsors

Contact: Brandon Cox