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FAU Hosts ‘Looking for Understanding and Acceptance in a Diverse World,’ a Panel Discussion on Being LGBT


WHAT:               Florida Atlantic University Libraries
                            will host “Looking for Understanding
                            and Acceptance in a Diverse World” a
                            panel discussion and open forum on being
                            lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.         

              Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m.

WHERE:            Florida Atlantic University
                            Wimberly Library Fifth  Floor
                            777 Glades Road
                            FAU Boca Raton campus

                 Panel discussion and open forum is free
                             and open to the public

       For more information, contact Sara
                           Landset at 561-297-3921.

            A multicultural, multigenerational panel of community activists , FAU staff and students

will discuss topics relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community, and share personal perspectives and obstacles they face in achanging and diverse culture.  

             FAU Libraries are hosting the panel discussion and forum in June to commemorate Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, and the event is being held in conjunction with “The Harlem Renaissance: As Gay As it Was Black,” the library’s current exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s, which was organized by Stonewall Library & Archives in Fort Lauderdale.

         “The Harlem Renaissance: As Gay as it was Black” exhibition can be viewed during library hours, which can be found at or by calling 561-297-3770. 

           For more information on the events, call Sara Landset at 561-297-3921.


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer   Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit

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