Wisdom in the News

Center for Practical Wisdom Lecture Livestream: Nic M. Weststrate

Wisdom from Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Transmitting Wisdom Across Generations of LGBTQ+ People

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"Wisdom from Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Transmitting Wisdom Across Generations of LGBTQ+ People"


Dr. Nic M. Weststrate

Monday, April 29, 2024 3:45 pm CST

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About this lecture: 

Nic M. Weststrate is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and a Member of the Center for Research on Health & Aging at the University of Illinois Chicago. His research examines social and personal resources that support the development, manifestation, and transmission of wisdom across the lifespan and between generations. In this talk, he will describe a program of research on intergenerational wisdom-sharing in LGBTQ+ communities, highlighting findings from lab-based studies and a Chicago-based community-engaged ethnographic experiment called The LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project. He will show how LGBTQ+ people and communities overcome attempts to censor and silence queer wisdom (e.g., "Don’t Say Gay" bills)—wisdom that is necessary for surviving and thriving in an increasingly anti-LGBTQ+ political climate.