Sep. 28, 2022

Dak Kopec will be presenting a talk at Southeast Missouri State University on Oct. 5.

He will discuss how the role of STEM programs contribute to sexism and discrimination by giving greater value to what were previously male-dominated fields and rejecting traditionally female-dominated fields.

The current culture in the United States is based on hypercapitalism which protects the wealthy, provides privileges to organizations over the individual, and attributes success or failure to the individual. The question thus becomes, what is humane and or defines humanity? In this presentation, discrimination, inequity, and victimization will be viewed through the real-life lens of a gay man and from the lens of a fictional character in the newly released novel Broken Boys; Beyond Friendships.