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"How Our Identities Emerge From Our Struggles" -Andrew Solomon

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Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Andrew Solomon

Esteemed intellectual Andrew Solomon will be giving a lecture titled "How Our Identities Emerge From Our Struggles: A Talk About Love"

Dr. Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, President of the PEN American Center, an LGBT rights advocate, and a depression activist.

His 2001 book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize award and won the National Book Award. His 2012 book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity was named a 2012 book of the year by many organizations, including the Economist and the New York Times. His most recent book is "Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change."

Solomon is the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University; a Special Advisor on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mental Health to the Yale School of Psychiatry; a member of the boards of directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and a participant in the Proud2Be Project.

Sign Language interpreting and CART captioning will be provided.

If you would like accommodations to attend this event, please contact Nora Herzog, nherzog2@wisc.edu.

Please join Distinguished Lecture Series for an evening with Andrew Solomon. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM.

Lecture is open, unticketed, and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.

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