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IU Northwest hosts Israeli group for discussion on ‘Being Gay in Israel’

Nov. 2 event to shed light on education and change


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Erika Rose
Office of Marketing and Communications

Charles Sheid
Office of Marketing and Communications

The Indiana University Northwest campus, and the greater Northwest Indiana community, are invited to be a part of a lively discussion hosted by Hoshen, an education center of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Israel.

Hoshen is the Hebrew acronym for “education” and “change;” the overarching theme for the Wednesday, Nov. 2 discussion to take place in the Savannah Center, room 207. The 11:30 a.m. discussion, entitled, “Being Gay in Israel,” will be led by Hoshen guest speaker Irit Tzvelli.

Tzvelli will speak on the challenges of being gay in Israel, and will lead a discussion on how to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hoshen is a nationwide, non-profit volunteer organization with more than 200 volunteers who work daily to achieve the group’s mission through educational activities aimed at many different target audiences, including high school students and teachers, university students and faculty members, soldiers, army cadets and officers, medical staff, social workers, and guidance counselors.

The Savannah Center is located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary. The event is free.

For questions regarding the upcoming event, please contact Anne Balay, Ph.D. at 219-980 6575 or