Zach Wahls will be speaking about his book, My Two Moms.
As part of the Social Work Program’s commitment to prepare students with knowledge and skills to work within a diverse society, the program began an activity known as Social Work Reads. Each year, the Social Work Program faculty, staff and students select a book for Social Work Reads that focuses on a diverse group in society facing unique social, political and/or economic challenges. The selected work is then read by all social work students, and highlighted within related curricular content throughout social work classes. Social Work Reads activities culminate by inviting a speaker to discuss the topic at the annual Social Work Month reception. We are delighted to be able to have Zach as our speaker this year!
Zach Wahls is a sixth-generation Iowan, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, an Eagle Scout and the founder of Scouts for Equality. His testimony about his family before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee was YouTube's most watched political video of 2011. He has appeared on The Daily Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Situation Room, and The Late Show among other media outlets. He is Iowa's 2013 Truman Scholar and the author of the national bestseller My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa where he owns and operates a peer tutoring company and cheers loudly for the Green Bay Packers.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.
In the pursuit of educational discourse, Mount Mercy University welcomes guests with varied perspectives.