April 1: The Intersection of Medical Science, Health and Civil Rights
Dr. Kate O'Hanlan, founder of the Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecologic Oncology in Portola Valley, Calif., presents "The Intersection of Medical Science, Health and Civil Rights."
In her talk she will illustrate how civil rights impact health outcomes for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning communities. Sponsored by the Matthew Shepard Lecture Series and GLBTQ.
In 1998 Matthew Shepard was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in one of the most infamous anti-gay hate crimes in recent memory. Judy Shepard and her husband, Dennis, established the Matthew Shepard Foundation shortly after his death to honor his memory, and Judy Shepard has traveled the country extensively since then giving talks “to educate and replace hate with understanding, acceptance and compassion.” For more information, go to www.matthewshepard.org.
The lecture series at Whitman, made possible by an anonymous donor, has been founded in Shepard’s memory to try to draw something positive and lasting from his murder and to confer a special meaning to his shortened life. During his life Matthew Shepard championed gay and lesbian equality and the prevention of hate crimes, and the lecture series at Whitman will bring noted speakers and public figures to campus to address these issues.
Free and open to the public. For information call 527-5111.