Social Work professor to participate in Hungry 4 Equality

Professor Kalimah Johnson of Marygrove’s Social Work Department is teaching a 200-level special topic series course on the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community this Fall and will be teaching an additional section this Winter. In an effort to better understand this community of individuals she will be participating in Hungry 4 Equality – 100 Days of Hunger at Affirmations in Ferndale. Professor Johnson will be fasting for 24 hours while “sitting” in Affirmations’ storefront window from 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29. If you would like to visit Prof. Johnson to show your support or to keep her company, she will accept visitors between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. You can also watch her on live streaming video, chat with her via email ( or contact her on Facebook during those hours.

Hungry 4 Equality – 100 Days of Hunger, is a rolling hunger strike launched on July 30, 2012 to increase awareness of the policies and behaviors that negatively impact the LGBT Community in Michigan. The campaign is produced by the Michigan LGBT Community Center Network, which includes Affirmations (Detroit/Ferndale), Detroit Latinos (Detroit), KICK (Detroit), Jim Toy Center (Ann Arbor), Perceptions (Tri-Cities), Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center (Kalamazoo), The OutCenter (Benton Harbor), and The LGBT Network of West Michigan (Grand Rapids).

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