Annise Parker Visits Texas A&M


By Marketing and Communications | 09-26-2016


ANNISE PARKER TO SPEAK ON GLBT ACTIVISM AT EVANS LIBRARY
Former Houston Mayor Visit Coincides With GLBT National Coming Out Week

COLLEGE STATION, September 26, 2016 –Texas A&M University Libraries and the GLBT Resource Center will host former Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday, October 13. Parker’s presentation is entitled “The Personal is Political – 45 Years of GLBT Activism.” She will also be meeting with student leaders the following day to share more of her experiences.

“We are honored to have Mayor Annise Parker as a guest of the Texas A&M University Libraries,” said Dr. Francesca Marini, Director of Cushing Library. “Her knowledge and expertise as a public administrator and a member of the LGBT community will shed light into issues that are very relevant to our collections and our users.”

Parker’s talk will cover her 45 years as an activist, the state of GLBT America, and what she has gone through claiming a GLBT identity. While she has served over 18 years in politics, she will not only be focusing on the GLBT status in politics, but also her personal journey and experiences.

“I am excited for students to get to speak to Mayor Parker about her vast experiences as an activist and political leader,” said Chad Mandala, Program Coordinator for Texas A&M’s GLBT Resource Center. “The stories she can share and advice she will pass on will surely have a sizeable impact on many student leaders’ lives.”

Annise Parker will speak at 7:00p.m. on October 13 in Sterling C. Evans Library, room 204E. Following her presentation will be a question and answer session, and preceding her presentation will be an open reception in Cushing Memorial Library at 5:30p.m.

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For More Information Contact: Samantha Geyer, Texas A&M University Libraries, (979) 862-4233 or geyersamantha@library.tamu.edu

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