Gender Equality and Stereotypes Addressed at RIT, Oct. 17

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter Influential speakers Patricia Ireland, former President of the National Organization for Women, and Riki Wilchins from the Gender Policy Advocacy Coalition, will visit Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct. 17 to discuss gender equality. The event, Ending Gender Stereotypes: a new path to full equality, is at 8:30 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union. RIT’s Women’s Center sponsors the talk.

Both speakers will address how discrimination, bullying and violence caused by gender stereotypes affect all of society, regardless of age, race, gender identity and sexual orientation. They will discuss how to build safer communities, fairer workplaces and schools where all students are valued and respected.

General admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact Anna Costalas at 475-7464 (V/TTY), or visit

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