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Dialogue to address LGBT bullying in schools

April 11, 2011

ASU professor Madelaine Adelman will discuss how educators, students and administrators can work together to reduce anti-LGBT bias and bullying, April 14, as part of the University Dialogue Series.

The event takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Social Science Building Conference Room 109, on the Tempe campus. Please RSVP by April 11 to

The session begins with a presentation on bias and bullying in our schools and universities and its long- and short-term effects on individuals and institutions. Following the presentation, attendees will engage in dialogue to identify key issues and discuss how to be effective allies against bias.

Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the entire ASU community.

Adelman is an associate professor of Justice & Social Inquiry in the School Social Transformation. Her research and teaching focuses on law and society, gender violence, sexual and social justice and research methods. Adelman is a co-founder and co-chair of the Phoenix chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and co-chair of its National Advisory Council.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Dialogue Series is a mult-year initiative intended to facilitate campus conversation and discussion around issues and challenges related to diversity. Attendess 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 all individuals and viewpoints.