The Walla Walla Diversity Coalition will focus on sexual and/or gender identity discrimination during the 19th annual Freedom From Discrimination Month.
The coalition, teaming up with the Union-Bulletin newspaper, Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College, has organized three events in the month of October:
-- Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, will give a talk titled, "The Movement of Our Time: LGBT Equality at the Crossroads," at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maxey Hall on the Whitman campus.
-- Professor Jack Halberstam of the University of Southern California, author of Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Maxey Hall on the Whitman campus. (Halberstam also wrote Female Masculinity and The Queer Art of Failure.)
-- The award-winning film, Call Me Kuchu, will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Kimball Theatre (Hunter Conservatory) on the Whitman campus. The film documents the struggle for gay rights in Uganda.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 525-8602 or go to our website, www.promotediversity.org.