Summer Xia, LGBT student activist from China, will speak about her experiences. Originally from Yingtan, a small city in Jiangxi province, she is currently a law student at Shanghai International Studies University. Passionate about LGBT causes, she has been working with LGBT non-profit organizations and leading national campaigns in support of LGBT students' rights in mainland China since 2014. She served as the President of Rainbow Aliens, the only underground queer student organization in Jiangxi, and co-founded Love and Voice, a LGBT organization in the city of Nanchang, where she went to college. For the past two years, she has been working for the Gays and Lesbians Campus Association of China.
Cosponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies, the LGBT Center, the University Center for Human Values, and the Women*s Center.