Diversity Common Reader Program Keynote at Jamrich Hall, Room 102

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Diversity Common Reader Program Keynote: Dr. John Corvino 'Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today'

Dr. John Corvino will be delivering a keynote presentation Wednesday, April 2 at 7 P.M. in Jamrich 102.

"Is homosexuality unnatural? Does the Bible condemn it? Does it matter whether gay people are 'born that way'? For the past two decades, John Corvino-also known as  'The Gay Moralist"-has traversed the country responding to such questions with precision, sensitivity, and good humor. In this compact yet comprehensive book, he compiles his insights while offering a fresh plea for thoughtful moral engagement. A must-read for anyone concerned about LGBT people and the debates surrounding them."

"Dr. John Corvino is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the co-author (with Maggie Gallagher) of Debating Same-Sex Marriage (June 2012) and the author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality? (January 2013), both from Oxford University Press. Until 2011, his column "The Gay Moralist" appeared weekly at 365gay.com; he has also contributed to The Advocate, the LA Times, the Independent Gay Forum, the Huffington Post, The New Republic and the New York Times. In the last twenty years he has spoken at over 200 campuses on issues of sexuality, ethics, and marriage. Corvino is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2012 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award from the Presidents' Council of the State Universities of Michigan and a 2004 Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council for his work on behalf of LGBT rights. In recent months his short videos on YouTube have received over 500,000 hits." (See johncorvino.com for more information.)

For more information, contact Dr. Lesley Larkin at llarkin@nmu.edu. Diversity Common Reader Program events are presented by the President's Committee on Diversity with support from the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Graduate Education and Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the School of Education, and the Multicultural Education and Resource Center. 




Jamrich Hall, Room 102
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