The Last Time I wore a Dress: A Memoir Author to Speak at Quality of Life Lecture Series
Baton Rouge, LA – Dylan Scholinski will speak at the 2018 Quality of Life Lecture Series on April 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cook Conference Center on LSU’s campus to discuss mental health, health care and human rights.
Scholinski, a distinguished artist, author, and public speaker is the award winning author of The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir. Committed to a mental institution at 15 years old, she spent three years--and over a million dollars of insurance--"treating" the problem...with makeup lessons and instructions in how to walk like a girl. Mr. Scholinski's experience is a reminder to the mental health profession, health care institutions, and the larger society to value the human rights of all people, including transgender and gender-expansive individuals. See how the School of Social Work is advancing human rights in Louisiana.
The Quality of Life Lecture Series is sponsored by the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, which is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Information Studies, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. The series offers each of school the opportunity to welcome experts from different cultures and disciplines to speak to the Baton Rouge community about complex education, health, information, and human issues facing our society. The Quality of Life Lecture Series serves to challenge minds and reimagine the status quo. All sessions of the Quality of Life Lecture Series are free and open to public. For more information about the quality of Life Lecture Series, visit lsu.edu/qualityoflife.
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. In fall 2018, the school is launching a bachelor of social work degree program. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
Visit the School of Social Work at lsu.edu/chse/socialwork.
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Information Studies, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.
Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse.