Actress Geri Jewell to speak in Libraries

September 29, 2014

Geri Jewel will give a presentation, “Walking Straight: Transcending Disability and Embracing Sexual Identity,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State University Park. The presentation also will be on MediaSite Live.

Jewell, an actress, comedienne, disabilities advocate, is the author of the autobiographical, “I’m Walking As Straight As I Can.” A book signing will follow and the book will be available for sale.

Jewell’s presentation, one of several events on campus during October for Disabilities Awareness Month, is open to the public, but seating is limited, so attendees are urged to arrive early. The presentation is sponsored by the University Libraries’ Adaptive Technology and Services; LGBTA Student Resource Center; Educational Equity Office of the Vice Provost; and the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity.

For more information or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Susan Hayya at or 814-865-0284.

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