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A Discussion with Harlan Pruden on Two-Spirit Identities in Indigenous & Native Communities

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 144 Curry Student Center

The LGBTQA+ Staff/Faculty Affinity Group is happy to announce our interactive luncheon with First Nations Cree scholar, activist, & author of the Two Spirits Journal Harlan Pruden!

Join us on Friday, February 7th from 12:30-1:30pm in 144 Curry Student Center [Center for Intercultural Engagement] for lunch and a compelling conversation.

Harlan Pruden is a proud member of the Cree Nation or nēhiyo in Cree. Harlan works with the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Harlan is currently a Ph.D. student at UBC’s Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program and is focusing on Two-Spirit individuals, people(s) and communities. Harlan is also an Educator with the British Columbia Center for Disease Control’s Indigenous public health program, Chee Mamuk, and is also the Managing Editor of Two-SpiritJournal.com, an interactive multi-platform Two-Spirit media/news site. Closer to home, Harlan is an appointee for the City of Vancouver’s Board of Trustees for the Vancouver Public Library. Harlan serves as a representative to the International Indigenous Peoples Working Group on HIV/AIDS. Harlan was co-founder and Director of the New York City’s NorthEast Two-Spirit Society and served as the principal Two-Spirit consultant to the U.S. Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center. In August 2014, Harlan was appointed by President Obama to the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and provided advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services and the White House


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