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CSUB’s Department of Education to Host Dr. Margaret for Humanizing Education Colloquia Series

The Department of Education at California State University, Bakersfield, is hosting the Humanizing Education Colloquia Series with Dr. Margaret Nash. Her talk, titled “Mad River and the History of LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights,” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Dezember Reading Room of the Walter W. Stiern Library. It is free and open to the public.

The talk is for those interested in education, law and history, as well as those engaged in a more contemporary fight for LGBTQ inclusion in school settings.

Nash’s presentation will address the Marjorie Rowland v. Mad River School District Supreme Court Case. The case centers around a guidance counselor in Dayton, Ohio, who was fired by her school district in 1974 for being bisexual. Nash will discuss the story of Rowland, who fought for employment rights for LGBTQ educators and paid a heavy price for that fight.

Nash is a historian of education from UC Riverside. Her research focuses on the history of education in the United States. She is interested in the social contexts for and meanings of education, the question of who gets educated and why and the relationships between education and citizenship and between education and identity.

The Humanizing Education Colloquia Series event is made possible by the Walter W. Stiern Library, the Citizen Scientist Project at CSUB, the CSUB Department of Education, the CSUB Pre-Law Society, the CSUB Department of History and The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.

Parking is exempt by using the code “7588549” in the ticketing machines of the CSUB parking lot.

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