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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mizeur Discusses 'Civil Engagement in the LGBTQ Community' Apr. 13

Heather MizeurSALISBURY, MD---Former Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur discusses “You Can’t Stop Us: Civil Engagement and Advocacy in the LGBTQ Community” Monday, April 13, at Salisbury University.

Commemorating the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s national Day of Silence campaign to end bullying and harassment toward individuals in the LGBTQ community, her presentation is 5:30 p.m. in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton presents welcoming remarks.

Twice named among Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record and one of The Baltimore Sun’s “Fifty Women to Watch,” Mizeur was elected to the House of Delegates in 2006. She represented Montgomery County until the end of her second term earlier this year. She also served as a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2014.

As a legislator, she advocated for expanding health care to children, protecting reproductive rights for women, safeguarding the environment, bringing new technology jobs to the state and guaranteeing civil rights for LGBTQ families.

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During the 2004 presidential campaign, Mizeur was a key architect of U.S. Senator John Kerry’s health care and disabilities policy platform. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Democratic National Committee’s executive committee and to a White House advisory group for health care reform.

Her talk is sponsored by the SU Counseling Center’s STAND4YOU suicide prevention program, Wicomico County Core Services Agency and SU Office of Student Activities, Organizations and Leadership.

Admission is free, and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call 410-543-6070 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu/counseling.

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