December 1st, 2011- World AIDS Day: UNT Speaks Out









Thursday October 6, 2011- PACS Fall Forum 

Joel Burns Speech Fort Worth City Councilman, Joel Burns, speaks out against bullying and challenges UNT students to "be bold and get involved." Councilman Burns has been featured on "CNN", the "Today Show", the "Ellen Show" and participated in the "White House Conference on Bullying and Prevention". Picnic immediately following for attendess with music provided by the Behavior Analysis band, the Operant lab.
Lifewalk 2011- UNT Center for Psychosocial Health Research

The Center for Psychosocial Health Research at UNT participated once again in the 21st Annual AIDS Arms LifeWalk / LifeBark 5K. This event is a family and pet-friendly event to raise AIDS awareness and funds to help HIV+ men, women and children in North Texas.

The Center for Psychosocial Health Research had a goal to raise $2,000 dollars for LifeWalk.  They were able to meet and exceed this goal, raising a total of $2,167.55. 

Thank You CPHR for all that you do for the community!

April 19th 2011- Diversity Speaks
On the evening of Tuesday, April 19th the UNT lgbt Studies Program, in conjunction with The Office of Equity and Diversity, the UNT Women's Study Program and GLAD will host the second in a 3-part series of panel of discussions that address special topics in and around the lgbt community. 
Speakers knowledgeable about lgbt issues within ethnic minority communities will explore the intricacies of navigating life while juggling complex identities surrounding ethnicity and sexual orientation. The evening’s discussion will focus on concerns within the African-American, Latino/a, and Asian-American lgbt communities. There will be time for questions and answers from the audience at the end of the presentation.
Speakers Will incldue:
Dr. Gilda Garcia is responsible for advancing a campus climate of inclusion; providing strategic direction in recruiting, attracting diverse faculty and staff; and actively soliciting and managing new funding to support equity and inclusion initiatives.  In her position, she ensures the university responds to state and federal reporting and investigative requirements related to affirmative action, equal opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment and discrimination.Prior to coming to UNT in October of 2007, Dr. Garcia served as Director of Equity and Access at Texas State University for five years. She also has served as a diversity training consultant for Novations/J. Howard and Associates, Associate Director for the Governor's Center for Management Development at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Director of Organizational Development for the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission. Garcia has conducted diversity presentations for the Texas Diversity and Leadership Council.Dr. Garcia holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Texas State University and a Doctorate in Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Chwee-Lye Chng, Regents Professor, from the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, has been teaching the UNT core curriculum course, Health 2200: Family Life and Human Sexuality, since 1981. The course incorporates a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and multiethnic perspective on human sexuality, reflecting the diversity of sexual experiences in our society and world.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) sexuality issues are routinely incorporated into lectures and discussions.  Dr. Chng serves as Co-Director of the Center for Psychosocial Health Research, where in addition to HIV-focused studies, the Center investigates lgbt health issues.  Dr. Chng serves on the Faculty Senate Committee on lgbt academic issues, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Gay and Lesbian Center in Dallas.
M. Jai Makokha has been active in HIV/STD prevention and advocacy in North Texas for over 3 years.  His work has had a particular emphasis on disproportionately impacted communities like African-Americans, gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.  He is currently the lead coordinator one of the nation's largest collaborative network of STD prevention programs, D/FW Stomp Out Syphilis Campaign and serves on boards like the Dallas County Ryan White Planning Council and Texas HIV/STD Community Planning Group. 
November 10th and 19th, 2010- Queer Theory and Film Screening









On November 10, 2010 The College of Business, The Jewish Studies Program, and The Office of Equity & Diversity will present a film screening and panel discussion of "The Laramie Project", as part the Responses To Hate series. This gripping film, adapted from the play by Moisés Kaufman, focuses on the reaction to the grisly murder of Matthew Shepard, which recieved national attention in 1998 as a widely publicized hate crime. This event will take place in the Chemistry Building, Rm 109.

On November 19th UNT is very proud to welcome distinguished queer theorist and author Lynne Huffer. Dr. Huffer is the author of Mad for Foucault which examines Foucault's critical contributions to exploring the intersection between human sexuality and biopolitics. Dr. Huffer is a leading scholar on queer theory, Foucault, and French literature and culture. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Huffer will be present and engage in several events on November 19th.
The program of events for the day are as follows:
Public Lecture 2:00 PM ENV 120
Prof. Jennifer Chase (Anthropology) will present "Queer Theory in the House of Anthropology."
Public Lecture 3:00pm ENV 130
Prof. Lynne Huffer (Emory) will speak about her new book, Mad for Foucault, which weaves her own experiences together with Foucault’s, sampling from his unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason. Special Welcome by Dr. Gilda Garcia, UNT VP for Equity & Diversity. Introduction by Prof. Kyle Jensen (English)
Public Panel 4:30pm ENV 130
UNT Faculty Panel Discussion with Prof. Huffer. Participants: Deborah Armintor (Engl/LGBT Studies), Marshall Armintor (Engl), Keith Brown (CSID), Jennifer Chase (Anth), Kyle Jensen (Engl), Shaun Treat (Comm Studies).
We're also excited to announce that Dr. Huffer has agreed to take part in a workshop entitled Michel Foucault: Queering Theory & the Interdisciplining of Knowledge. Students and faculty will have the oppurtunity to engage in an intimate roundtable discussion with Dr. Huffer about her book, queer theory, and the subject of interdisplinarity. Seating for this workshop is very limited. Graduate students interested in taking part in this one of kind oppurtunity should contact Keith Brown,, with UNT's Center for the Study of Interdisplinarity for details on how to take part in the workshop.


October 18th & 19th- Arthur Dong 

Arthur Dong will visit UNT on Oct 18th and 19th for a two night engagment, as the Departments of English, Sociology, International Studies, and Radio TV, and Film come together to present 4 of this director's award winning films. The documentaries of filmaker Arthur Dong include works that examine the roots of anti-gay attitudes in American culture and society. Dong studied filmaking at San Francisco State University and at the American Film Institute. Dong's provocative films are renowned for thier complexity and humanity.

On Oct 18th the University will showcase "Forbidden City U.S.A" an exploration of the history of the notorious and groundbreaking Chinese-American San Francisco nightclub and it's performers, which had an international reputation in the 1930s-40s. Also showing, Dong's "Hollywood Chinese", an examination of the representation of Chinese in American films. It won the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse International Film Festival in Taipei, often referred to as the Chinese Oscars.October 19th will see the screening of "Coming Out Under Fire", this film takes aim at the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the U.S. military by focusing on a group of gay and lesbian veterans of World War II. "Family Fundamentals" focuses on three families in which fundamentalist Christian parents reject their gay son or daughter.

Both events will occur at the Lyceum in the Student Union at 7:30PM. Admission is free for all students and the general public.