Former Editor of Ms. Magazine to Give LGBTQ Heritage Month Talk at UIC

“From Vincent Chin to Marriage Equality, From Invisible to Envisioning: Personal Reflections on Interconnectedness and Transformation.” In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Heritage Month, the University of Illinois at Chicago presents a lecture by journalist and activist Helen Zia.

Oct. 9
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
Illinois Room B

Zia, an award-winning journalist, scholar and community activist, is the author of “Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People,” a finalist for the prestigious Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

A former executive editor of Ms. Magazine, Zia has published widely on topics involving Asian American communities and social and political movements. A second generation Chinese American, she has been outspoken on issues ranging from civil rights and peace to hate crimes and same sex marriage.

Her work on the 1980s Asian American landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence is documented in the Academy Award nominated film, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and she was the subject of a profile in Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary, “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.”

The presentation, sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC and the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, is the keynote address for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Heritage Month at UIC. The campus was recently named one of the nation’s top 25 for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in a data-based ranking by the nonprofit organization Campus Pride.

Admission is free. A reception will follow the talk. More information or call (312) 413-8619.

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