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Equity & Difference

I’m Coming Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the U.S.

Wed. May 18, 2016      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus

Marieka M. Klawitter

Professor of Public Policy and Governance, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

Professor Klawitter explores the triumphs and setbacks in the struggle for LGBTQ equality, and how attitudes, acceptance and the law have impacted life for families and in the workplace in the decades following the Stonewall riots.

Professor Klawitter has published widely on public policies that affect family work and income, including studies of welfare, family savings and anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education. Professor Klawitter teaches courses on public policy analysis, quantitative methods, program evaluation and asset building for low income families. She holds a master of public policy from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Brought to you by the UW Graduate School and the UWAA, Equity & Difference is a series of talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systematic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today, featuring thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice, and seeking solutions for change.


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