“Sex and Gender” is the topic of Lower Columbia College’s spring 2019 Community Conversations speaker series.

The free lectures take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursdays, April 18-June 16, in Room 101 (Laufman Lecture Hall) in the Health and Science Building at the college, 1600 Maple St., Longview. Food and beverages are allowed in the lecture hall.

The Community Conversations discussion series examines a current topic each quarter during the academic year (fall, winter, spring).

Attendance is free and open to the public. Presenters can include LCC faculty and local community and business representatives. Students may receive credit by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).

For details, email Courtney Shah at cshah@lowercolumbia.edu.

The schedule

April 18

  • : “Raising the Rainbow Flag: Supporting LGBTQ College Students,” presented by Dani Trimble, director of Workforce programs.

April 25

  • : “Uncovering the History of Gender and Sexuality,” presented by social science instructor Courtney Shah.

May 2

  • : “From Stonewall to Today: Queer Literature Comes Out of the Closet,” presented by English instructor Nicole DiGerlando.

May 9

  • : “The First Computer Programmer Was a Woman?!,” presented by retired dean of instruction Darlene de Vida.

May 16

  • : “Gender Bias in the Workplace,” presented by Sue Orchard, vice president of student services.

May 23

  • : “When It’s Time to Individuate: Gender, Middlesex and the Jungian Process of Individuation,” presented by Chris Tower, adjunct faculty.

May 30

  • : “A Neurobiological View of Sex & Gender: It’s Not All in Your Jeans,” presented by psychology instructor Michael Strayer.

June 6

  • : “Women’s Music Festivals,” presented by Amber DiGerlando, social justice advocate.

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