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Department of Psychology Hosts U-Night to End Stigma

Posted Mar. 17, 2014
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Kent State University’s Department of
Psychology will host U-Night to End
Stigma on April 14 from 5-9 p.m. at the
Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

Kent State University’s Department of Psychology will host U-Night to End Stigma on April 14 from 5-9 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Attendees can come and go as their schedule allows. This event will provide a platform for students, community members, professionals and activists to speak about their insights and experience in the following domains: mental illness/difference, cognitive and physical disabilities/differences, sexuality, gender and addiction.

Headliners for the event are Morton Gernsbacher, Ph.D., a researcher from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Sascha DuBrul, co-founder of the Icarus Project and author of Maps to the Other Side: The Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer.

Gernsbacher will speak about autism and embracing neurodiversity.  One psychology continuing education unit is available for this talk. DuBrul will speak about the stigma barrier and how to create a new language and culture surrounding psychic diversity.

There will be an extra credit table at the event, and professors and instructors are asked to consider offering extra credit to their students who attend. Relevant student and community organizations are encouraged to participate by having a table at this event.

For more information about the event, contact Morgan Shields at mshield2@kent.edu.