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12th Annual Lavender Graduation

Poster for the 2018 Lavender Graduation. Illustration of a person's side profile with stars and clouds, the title of the poster at the top. Image of the keynote speaker at the bottom left with the description in purple text in the bottom right.

We are extremely excited to announce that the 2018 UIC Lavender Graduation keynote speakers was Megan Carney ! Megan was the dynamic Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC from 2011-2017 and is currently the Artistic Director of About Face Theatre. We are honored to have had her at the 2018 Lavender Graduation.

Thank you, once again, to our sponsors:
UIC College of Engineering
UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UIC College of Nursing
UIC College of Pharmacy
UIC Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
UIC School of Public Health

“Congratulations class of 2018!”
Megan Carney | 2018 Keynote Speaker

Lavender Graduation 2018 Video

Megan Carney; Keynote Speaker

Megan was the dynamic Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at UIC from 2011-2017. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of About Face Theatre, a nationally recognized professional company that produces exceptional and innovative plays and programs to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexuality. Notably, Megan was a co-founder of the About Face Youth Theatre where she investigated chosen families, housing instability, identity development, and more through numerous original plays and oral history projects. Megan is also an inductee of The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a mentor to many, and a thoughtful community leader.

About Face's Article on Megan