Philosopher, moralist, and gay rights advocate Dr. John Corvino will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, in Brookens Auditorium. His presentation is titled "What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?" and is free and open to the public.
Corvino has traveled the country for more than 15 years, speaking on gay rights. His programs combine philosophy with sensitivity and humor to challenge people of all viewpoints to rethink easy assumptions about homosexuality and morality.
Currently an associate professor of philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Corvino is an award-winning teacher and the recipient of a 2004 Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council for his work on behalf of GLBT rights. He is the editor of Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality
(Rowman and Littlefield, 1997) and his numerous articles and opinion pieces have appeared in regional and national media, online in the Independent Gay Forum
, and in academic journals and anthologies. Corvino holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.
His appearance at UIS is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Speakers' Bureau, and the Diversity Task Force.
For more information, contact Student Affairs at 6-6581.