Ryan Sallans, a professionally trained sexuality educator, will present a keynote address to faculty, staff, and students

As part of LGBT History Month, Massasoit Community College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to welcome Ryan Sallans to the Brockton Campus on October 14 to present a keynote titled “Obstacles and Barriers to Trans-Inclusiveness in Education.”

Ryan-SallensA public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher, and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues impacting the transgender community, Ryan is the author of Second Son. He will present to the College on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Buckley Performing Arts Center.

“Ryan is a leader in the field of speaking about issues in education and the transgender community, and we hope that his presentation will spark conversation, action, and understanding across our campuses,” said Yolanda Dennis, executive director of the office of diversity and inclusion.

In addition to LGBT history month, October also marks Domestic Abuse Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Events include a presentation of the Yellow Dress, a one-woman play that centers around the stories of young women who were the victims of dating violence, on October 26.