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Janet Mock gives diversity keynote


Trans women’s rights and media advocate Janet Mock is among the keynote speakers at the Diverse Women in Science and Engineering and Cornell Women of Color Coalition Joint Symposium, March 18.

Symposium registration is full but registration for Mock’s talk, 3 p.m. in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, is free and open to the public. Mock is the New York Times best-selling author of “Redefining Realness,” a contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project to empower trans women. Her work has been recognized by the Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood and ADCOLOR; and Time magazine named her one of the 30 most influential people on the internet.

The symposium is cosponsored by Diversity Programs in Engineering; Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies; the University Diversity Council and Haven, the LGBTQ Student Union.

- Dan Aloi