March 30: Cyberbullying and Homophobia: Responses and Impact

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Immediate: March 22, 2011Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.eduncc.edu/newsreleases

Nassau Community College Presents Cyberbullying and Homophobia: Responses and Impact

March 30 Hayley Gorenberg

Garden City, NY – The Spring 2011 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College is proud to present Hayley Gorenberg, who will discuss Cyberbullying and Homophobia: Responses and Impact on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the College Center Building.

Hayley Gorenberg is the Deputy Legal Director for Lambda Legal, the national legal organization working to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. She has been the lead counsel on cases involving marriage equality and HIV discrimination; formulated model policies promoting the rights of LGBTQ students and school employees; and advocated for workplace fairness, relationship rights for same sex couples and the rights of transgender people.

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Prior to joining Lambda Legal, Gorenberg served as Coordinating Attorney for HIV Advocacy at the Legal Support Unit of Legal Services for New York City, where she ran a citywide legal task force addressing the emerging needs of low-income New Yorkers with HIV. Earlier, Gorenberg was the first staff attorney in the HIV Advocacy Project of Legal Services’ Queens office.

Gorenberg is a 2010-2011 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard School of Law. She graduated with honors from Princeton University and earned her law degree from New York University School of Law.

For more information about Cyberbullying and Homophobia: Responses and Impact, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7153.

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