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 Equality for Same-Sex Couples

WSU will host Ann Kaner-Roth as she discusses equality for same-sex couples and their families in Minnesota.
Winona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity office will host “Unequal Under the Law: 515 Ways Minnesota Laws Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples and Families” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Speaker Ann Kaner-Roth will discuss equality for same-sex couples and their families in Minnesota. The presentation will include a brief history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement; an overview of Minnesotans’ views on equality; and a discussion of the discrimination that exists in Minnesota’s laws. She also will touch on legislative solutions to discriminatory laws.  

Kaner-Roth was appointed executive director of Project 515 and the Project 515 Education Campaign in January 2010. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has worked in the public policy and social services fields for almost 20 years.

There will also be a brown bag lunch session on “Working Together for Equality: Tips and Tools for Pro-Equality Advocates” from noon to 1 p.m. in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Alex Hines at 507-457-5595 or e-mail: ahines@winona.edu.

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