Speaker to Talk About Restorative Therapy and Faith-Based Bullying

Marc Adams, founder of HeartStrong, Inc., will speak on “Restorative Therapy and Faith-based Bullying at Religious Educational Institutions Uncovered” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

Adams is a Lambda Literary Award finalist and Silver Pen Award recipient for his autobiography, “The Preacher’s Son.” His work includes chronicles of his life growing up gay as the son of a fundamentalist Baptist minister in rural Pennsylvania where he endured a childhood of physical, emotional and spiritual abuse. It culminates with his coming to terms with being gay and his coming out to his fundamentalist Baptist Christian family.

Adams will share some of his life’s story, talk about his latest book, “(lost)Found,” as well as HeartStrong, Inc.

HeartStrong, Inc., is a nonprofit educational organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students of religious schools, colleges and universities. HeartStrong has provided hope and help to GLBT students who have endured faith-based bullying in religious schools around the world since 1996.

The Women’s Resource Center and PRSIM are sponsoring this event. Contact Amber Jones at amj558@truman.edu for more information.
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