Public Engagement with Descendant Communities and the Democratization of Knowledge
"The Politics of Risk and Resistance: Thinking Gender, Disability, and State Violence through Ancient Jewish Story"
Considering Biology Instructor Practices and Student Emotion in Terms of Abolitionism
Jim Obergefell draws from his unique experience at the heart of the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling to move and empower audiences to stand by their beliefs—and prove that love always wins. A self-described accidental activist, Jim found himself in the role of caregiver for his partner of more than 20 years, John, as he neared the end of his life due to ALS. An unexpected series of events led to their decision to marry, eventually taking Jim to the Supreme Court and the landmark decision in Obergefell. Hodges that resulted in victory for marriage equality. Jim and co-author, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Debbie Cenziper, captured Jim and John’s story, as well as the stories of others involved in this
34th Hispanic Heritage Awards
Join the Pride Center and the Office of Multicultural Student Life for a student-focused small group discussion with author Gabby Rivera. Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. The author of Juliet Takes a Breath, she’s also the writer of the Marvel series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever. It’s catching headlines from The New York Times, Vogue, and beyond: and Marvel Studios and Disney+ just announced a new show based on the series. --- This small group discussion is open to a limited number of students at UT. Register at: tiny.utk.edu/gabbyriveradiscuss. Please visit event site for more information.