(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.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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