Community member to discuss personal experience with transgender issues
Barbara Peronteau, a member of the Reading community, will speak at Penn State Berks about transgender issues on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from 1:00–2:20 p.m. in room 108, Franco Building. This presentation is for students, faculty, and staff of the college.
Peronteau is currently transitioning from male to female, and her presentation will address the transitioning process, as well as issues of science (biology), spirituality (her personal faith), discrimination, law, social and political insights, her experience living in the local community, and additional relevant topics.
Radhica Ganapathy, Assistant Professor of Theatre, assisted in coordinating this program for the campus community. “Because she is a local speaker, I feel she will be able to share some valuable insight about our local communities,” explained Ganapathy. “From having spoken with Barbara, I know she is very aware of the politics that impact LGBT in the state of Pennsylvania.”
The event is funded by the college’s Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Diversity Grant. For more information on the event, contact Karen Kihurani, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs at Penn State Berks, 610-396-6080.