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Creating an Inclusive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Members
January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
January 15, 2018, 5:30-7:15 p.m., Hershey Story Museum
Presenter: Joan Rater, producer
According to GLAAD, an organization committed to “rewrite[ing] the script for LGBTG acceptance,” we all have an opportunity to change the culture for the LGBT community by encouraging dialogue that leads to this change. Joan Rater will join us to share her experiences raising a transgender child with the hope that what she has learned will help to shape our dialogue for change in the Hershey community.
After joining Grey’s Anatomy at the start of the second season with her writing partner and husband (Tony), Joan Rater (and Tony) rose through the ranks and co-ran the show alongside creator Shonda Rhimes for 10 seasons. For their work on Grey’s, Joan and Tony earned a WGA award for New Series in Television in 2005. They also have been nominated for two Emmys in 2006 and 2007, both for “Outstanding Drama Series”. Among other shows, Joan has also written for Law & Order: Trial By Jury as well as Madam Secretary.