Gates Common Room
third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library)
A FREE book talk and discussion with New York Times
reporter and author of Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality
, John Schwartz.
is the memoir of a father who knows early on that his son is different. The author shares his families challenges with educators that aim to define their son as an outsider, how they handle the “should we just ask him if he’s gay” question, and talks about loving our children, especially when they do not yet know how to love themselves.
Reading by Schwartz at 5:30. Panel hosted by Inside Out Youth Services and PFLAG 6:30 to 7:30 with information on local family acceptance and safe schools work.
This event is free of charge and that tickets are not necessary, but seating is limited so please RSVP to Shawna@insideoutys.org
Check out Schwartz interviewed by NPR’s Terry Gross: