(Nov. 30, 2011) -- Graduate students in the fall 2011 UTSA Department of Social Work Advanced Policy class are wrapping up a semester-long public advocacy campaign called "In the Spotlight: Pulling Back the Curtains, Unveiling LGBT Truths." The campaign addresses discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
As part of the campaign, the public is invited to attend "Learn the Issues, Find the Answers," from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Service Employees International Union Office, 1017 N. Main Ave., Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas, 78212.
The campaign aims to:
To achieve these goals, students are focusing on LGBT issues and the military, suicide among LGBT youth, adoption and foster care parenting in the LGBT community, bullying of LGBT youth in schools, LGBT issues related to the elderly, and LGBT issues related to family violence.
During the semester, the students were responsible for all aspects of the advocacy campaign. They gathered information about the nature and scope of the problem, identified specific examples of discrimination against persons who are LGBT, interviewed key informants, engaged the media to promote the Dec. 3 public event designed to increase public awareness about the problem of discrimination against members of the LGBT community, sought financial and other support for the event, and organized the event.
To learn more about "In the Spotlight: Pulling Back the Curtains, Revealing LGBT Truths," contact Bob Ambrosino at 210-458-2026 or e-mail email@example.com.
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