As part of its annual speaker series, Seminole State College of Florida will host world-renowned author and sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel to speak Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall (building G) at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
Recently dubbed “the world’s most prominent male feminist” by The Guardian newspaper, Kimmel is a global expert and thought leader in gender equity issues, having provided insight to various organizations around the world. He also is founder of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University in New York.
Expounding on his best-selling book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, Kimmel will speak on various topics, including maleness, the importance of engaging males to support gender equality, and "a new stage of development" among young people related to the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Following the presentation, a reception and book signing will take place in building C at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Books will also be available for purchase.
Co-sponsored by CFE Federal Credit Union, Seminole State’s 2017-18 Speaker Series will conclude this spring with a presentation by Ryan Sallans, author, public speaker and sexuality educator. Most notable for being featured in the MTV documentary Gender Rebel, where he shares the story of his transition from female to male, Sallans will speak on issues impacting the LGBTQ community, relating to health care, campus inclusion and the workplace. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Seminole Sate’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.