AACC to celebrate National Coming Out Week

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nationally known speaker Ash Beckham will discuss, “Give Voice to Your Truth,” Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. In her talks, she emphasizes the importance of acceptance, empathy and conversation. The talk is free and part of AACC’s celebration of National Coming Out Week. Beckham became known after her TED talk, “Coming Out of Your Closet” followed by a speech in Boulder, Colo., “I’m SO GAY.” The event is sponsored by the AACC Office of Student Engagement. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Nationally known speaker Ash Beckham will discuss, “Give Voice to Your Truth,” Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. In her talks, she emphasizes the importance of acceptance, empathy and conversation. The talk is free and part of AACC’s celebration of National Coming Out Week. Beckham became known after her TED talk, “Coming Out of Your Closet” followed by a speech in Boulder, Colo., “I’m SO GAY.” The event is sponsored by the AACC Office of Student Engagement. For information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Anne Arundel Community College will celebrate National Coming Out Week with a variety of speakers, discussions and activities. Events are still being added. For the latest information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm or http://bit.ly/1N6Ie7g Look for exhibits throughout the week in the Andrew G. Truxal Library display cases. Unless otherwise stated, the events are free.

Oct. 12 – 2-4 p.m. Guest speaker, “Give Voice to Your Truth,” featuring TED talk speaker Ash Beckham, part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week. Beckham became known after her TED talk, “Coming Out of Your Closet” followed by a speech in Boulder, Colo., “I’m SO GAY.” Her talks focus on the importance of acceptance, empathy and conversation; sponsored by the AACC Office of Student Engagement; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Oct. 12 – 4-6 p.m. Film, “Out and Around,” part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week; free; for location, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Oct. 13 – Noon-5 p.m. Panel discussions, “Contemporary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues;” local advocates will discuss their experiences in “Activism” from 12:30-2 p.m. and spiritual leaders and scholars will discuss the role of “Faith” in LGBT life from 3-5 p.m. as part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week; free; for location, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Oct. 14 – 10-11 a.m. “TRANSitions,” AACC graduate Patricia Smiley discusses her experiences of coming out and living as both a transgender woman and as a lesbian, part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week; free; Humanities Building Room 101 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Oct. 15 – 12:30-1:45 p.m. Discussion, “Why is American Music So Gay? – Aaron Copland and the Sound of American Orchestral Music,” featuring Chris Ballengee, Ph.D., assistant professor of music; part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week; free; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 124 on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/gss/comingoutweek.cfm

Oct. 18 – 10 a.m.-noon AACC Rainbow Network 5K Rainbow Run; noon-2 p.m. post-run party; part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of National Coming Out Week; race begins and ends at Siegert Field on the AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; register by Sept. 28 for a free T-shirt; entry fee is $25 by Oct. 5 and $30 after Oct. 5; children aged 7 and under are free; sponsored by the AACC Rainbow Network, with proceeds benefitting the LAMBDA scholarship; for information or for a registration form, visit http://www.aacc.edu/rainbow or contact Lynne Edwards, [email protected] or Betty Hession, [email protected].

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