Bethany celebrates Day of Silence

Bethany will welcome Robert Minor, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, to campus on April 14. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Lindquist Hall.

Hosted by the Ally Group and part of the “Day of Silence” week-long events, Minor will discuss his work titled “The Fairness Project.” Based on more than 10 years of workshops, Minor “promotes fair and positive understanding of all human beings,” according to his Web site:www.fairnessproject.org. A professor for more than 30 years, Minor has been speaking, consulting, leading workshops and serving as a national resource for information on gender issues for organizations, businesses, educational institutions and media outlets for 15 years. He is also the author of eight books.

Other events next week include screenings of the documentaries “Fall from Grace” and “The Laramie Project” as well as tie-dying t-shirts with the Art Club to wear on April 16, the Day of Silence. A candlelight ceremony at 8 p.m. in the college’s amphitheatre that evening will memorialize victims of hate crimes. For more information, contact Margaret Presley at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8213 or presleym@bethanylb.edu

The Ally Group is a gay/straight alliance of students, staff and faculty who support gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. The group also works to promote a positive campus environment for GLBTs.