KCKCC Counseling and Advocacy to Host Program on Combatting Homophobia

Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2019

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Counseling and Advocacy Center is hosting its monthly program later this week, which will focus on the skills needed to counter homophobia.

 “Why Hate? A Look at Trauma & Communication to Counter Homophobia” is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 2325 of Lower Jewell on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.

The presentation, which will be led by Coffeyville High School teacher and long-time LGBT activist Austin Schopper, will focus on how stress and trauma can lead individuals and groups to develop extreme patterns of thought and behavior. In addition, information will be given as to how to effectively counter homophobia and other extreme behaviors through communication with those who may think differently. Communication techniques that reduce harm to marginalized groups and open pathways for rehabilitation will be discussed. 

The event is co-hosted by the OQS Diversity Club, KCKCC’s Women & Gender Advocacy, the KCKCC Counseling & Advocacy Center and the KCKCC Intercultural Center.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gieschen, coordinator of Women & Gender Advocacy, at 913-288-7193.

Category: Events

Keywords: Counseling and Advocacy Center

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