Social Science and Social Justice: Research to Promote LGBT Health and Rights in New York State
Social science research can be used to support social justice for LGBTQ communities in a variety of ways. It can illuminate the underlying causes of social problems, provide scientific evidence of the existence and outcomes of those problems and suggest new ways of rectifying injustice. This presentation will focus on a social science research project conducted in partnership with a network of LGBT health and human services providers and activists to understand the challenges facing LGBT people in New York State and suggest innovative legislative, funding and programmatic solutions to those challenges. Through 22 focus groups and nearly 3,800 surveys, the 2015 NYS LGBT Health and Human Services needs assessment has generated data that can be used for advocacy and program planning in diverse settings throughout the state.
Sponsored by a generous gift from Rick Beyer '66 and from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Chaplain's Office.
Refreshments will be served.