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Bisexual and LGBT rights activist will hold discussions March 14

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Robyn Ochs will be speaking at UW-River Falls on Thursday, March 14, for several lectures.

Ochs is an educator, speaker, workshop leader and activist who advocates for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality. Her work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

She has taught courses on LGBT history and politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation, and the experiences of those who transgress binary categories of identity.

--11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Falcon's Nest, University Center

The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations. Ochs will discuss her work with teens and young adults, and share some of her observations and the lessons she has learned.

--3-4:15 p.m. Falcon's Nest, University Center

Embracing An All-And Identity in an Either/Or World. Particular issues faced by people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, genderqueer, or who use other labels that defy an either/or interpretation of the world.

5-6:15 p.m. Falcon's Nest, University Center

Bisexuality: A Transnational Perspective. Reading and discussing selected essays and passages from Ochs' anthology, "Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals around the World."

All events are free and open to the public.