Black History Month Lecture

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This lecture is part of the celebration of Black History Month and will feature activist Janet Mock as the main speaker.

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"The Rewards, Challenges, and Implications of Being Black and Trans"
Featured Speaker: Janet Mock

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom
3:00 PM

About Janet Mock:
Janet Mock is a writer, TV host, and advocate whose memoir, Redefining Realness, debuted on The New York Times’ Bestsellers list in 2014. Her second book about her twenties will be released in June 2017 with Atria Books. She is a sought-after speaker, an advocate for trans women’s rights, and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project that empowers trans women.

A millennial media powerhouse, Mock began her career as a staff editor for where she worked for five years. She has since worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, a contributing editor for Marie Claire, and a host for MSNBC, where she helmed the groundbreaking series — “So POPular!” Mock also hosted the Global Citizen Festival in 2015 and will executive produce and front the 2017 MSNBC original series, “Beyond My Body.”

To view Janet Mock's full bio, click here.

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This event is sponsored by Institute Diversity, African American Student Union, and the LGBTQIA Resource Center.

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