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The Office of the Provost Presents: What is Sexual Identity Subordination?
with Cheshire Calhoun, Professor of Philosophy

February 12, 2013UniversityDialogueSeries-Feb
noon-1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, Mohave 236

abstract: How can educators, staff and administrators work together to create awareness of lesbian and gay subordination to develop a more inclusive community? The dialogue will begin with a presentation by Cheshire Calhoun, professor and faculty head of philosophy at ASU. Following the presentation, attendees will engage in dialogue to identify ways of creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment.

The University Dialogue Series is an initiative intended to facilitate campus dialogue and discussion around issues and challenges related to diversity. Participants are expected to gain a better understanding of the topic and learn strategies that can be applied in the workplace or the classroom to advance a more inclusive environment. The ultimate goal of the University Dialogue is to develop a welcoming climate for individuals and viewpoints.

biosketch: Cheshire Calhoun is a professor of Philosophy at ASU and Faculty Head for the department. She is editor of Oxford’s University Press’s Studies in Feminist Philosophy and the author of Feminism, the Family and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement. She currently serves as the ombudsperson for nondiscrimination for the American Philosophical Association, and has chaired the APA Committee on Inclusiveness in the profession. She works primarily in ethics and moral psychology, and her publications include essays on shame, civility, forgiveness, common decency and commitment.

The event is free to the ASU community, light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by February 5 to

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