Columbia College Chicago

Fabulunch - Gay for Pay: LGBTQ Identities at Werq

Please join the Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community for a free lunch and engaging conversation with students, faculty and staff on topics including being "out" at work, what your rights are, tips for hiring and interviewing and exploring "Gay for Pay" life - identity work as a professional career. 

Special Guest Faciltator - Crispin Torres

Crispin Torres is an educator, activist, and rock musician located in Chicago by way of Mexico City. He has spent the last fifteen years working in LGBTQ advocacy, organizing, and education. He has taught gender studies and American History, first at DePaul University and then Chicago Public Schools. Beyond his advocacy roles, Crispin is a performer and recording artist. He has toured and played guitar for the now defunct Chicago Punk Rock quartet, The Recruitment and is a member in Chicago’s premier gay Alanis Morissette Punk Rock cover band, You f**king Oughtta Know. When he’s not performing, Crispin serves as Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Community Educator, where he travels the country building coalitions and helping mobilize LGBT folks around legal, policy, and educational efforts toward LGBT civil rights. Crispin has worked with The Department of Justice, The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and The Illinois Department of Human Rights on educational trainings & policy reform. He most recently served as the 2015 co-Director of The Trans 100 and was the keynote speaker at Kalamazoo Michigan’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

618 S. Michigan Ave., Multicultural Affairs, 4th floor
618 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60605

Event Type

Meeting, Networking, Social, Talk, Discussion

Departments

Students, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Career Center, Student Activities

Contact Name

Lex Lawson

Contact Email

llawson@colum.edu

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