Dr. Maureen McHugh on Speaking UP: Resisting sexual harassment
Maureen C. McHugh, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and longtime advocate for gender equality. She is known for her work in sexuality, sizeism, and violence against women, including “street” and other forms of sexual harassment. She founded the Women’s Studies Program at IUP, and has served in many leadership roles, including President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (2014-2105) and member of the leadership collective of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP). She also developed and conducts a Leadership Institute for Women Faculty in the Pennsylvania State System, training women faculty for advancement in the academy. Dr. McHugh’s awards include being named Pioneer in Teaching Psychology of Women by the AWP. She has published over 50 journal articles. She has been recognized in the exhibit In Sisterhood on the feminist movement in the Pittsburgh region and feministvoices.com. Her work has been featured in many media outlets, including the Canadian news network CTV. Her most recent book is The Wrong Prescription for Women (with Joan Chrisler; Praeger, 2013).
Lauryn Farris presents: Resistance, Resilience, and Invisibility: Being Transgender in the World
Lauryn Farris, M.S. is a transgender woman with a history of advocacy at the local, state and national levels. She currently serves as Regional Coordinator for the Transgender Education Network of Texas, board member for the Pride Center of San Antonio, and support coordinator for PFLAG San Antonio. She was chosen for The Trans 100 in 2015, a recognition of the 100 most influential trans activists, and her family was featured in the Huffington Post series Let Love Define Family. She has been involved in numerous LGBTQ organizations and presents locally and nationally on transgender inclusion for a wide range of human service organizations, including working as a National Educator for the Human Rights Campaign’s workshop series, “Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities.” Ms. Farris also owns and operates Farris Family Film and Photography, and has served as Minister of Church Life for the Metropolitan Community Church in San Antonio. She has a Master’s Degree in counseling and student services from the University of North Texas. Her awards include the Vela Award by Pride Bigger than Texas, the Community Leadership Award from the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio, and the Public Citizen Award from the NASW. In addition to the feature in the Huffington Post, Lauryn’s advocacy has been covered by numerous other media outlets, including the New York Times and Fox San Antonio.
Dr. Gabriel Kuperminc on Prevention and Thriving for Vulnerable Youth: Lessons Learned though Studies of Immigrant Youth and Positive Youth Development.
Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Georgia State University, where he also serves as Director of the doctoral program in community psychology. Dr. Kuperminc is best known for his work on resilience and positive youth development, as well as evaluating community-based prevention and health promotion programs. He is interested in understanding how cultural factors play a role in developmental processes and health behavior, particularly in youth from immigrant families. He is author or co-author of more than 90 publications and has received funding from SAMHSA, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, and numerous other agencies. He has served as an advisor to several national organizations, including the National Mentoring Resource Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and the Georgia Governor’s Office on Children and Families. Dr. Kuperminc is Associate Editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and Action Editor of the Journal of Community Psychology. He has faculty affiliations with the Georgia State University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the Center for Human Rights and Democracy, and has directed a study abroad program, Human Rights in Argentina: From Dictatorship to Democracy, since 2009. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.