Marriage and Equality Panel: Featuring Melissa Harris-Perry

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Can marriage be reimagined? As much of the LGBTQ community fights for the legal right to be married, some argue this doesn't go far enough. A new legal definition of marriage benefits some who were formerly excluded, but leaves other family and partnership units behind.

In this free, public forum, marriage and equality are treated as separate but related constructs. Our diverse panel will explore the functions and identities of marriage, from an expression of attachment and affection to a powerful social institution.

Panelists include:

  • Kenyon Farrow, activist, writer, Communications Director for The Praxis Project and the former Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice.
  • Liz Margolies, LCSW, activist, National LGBT Cancer Network founder, and newly-engaged psychotherapist.
  • Deva Woodly, Ph.D., assistant professor of politics at the New School for Social Research
  • Lisa Rubin, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research

Sponsored by: the University Student Senate, the Gender Studies program at Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts, the Clinical Psychology Program at the New School for Social Research, and the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35).


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

This event is Free.
Attendees must register for free tickets at marriageandequality.

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