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Janet Mock at Commons Day. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Commons Day celebrates speaking one’s truth

Sam Lauria October 20, 2019
On Oct. 16, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Commons Day seminar for first-year students with guest speaker, writer and transgender rights activist, Janet Mock. Commons Day is a yearly event in which the author of the first-year reading requirement comes and speaks to students and staff.
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Janet Mock. JUSTON SMITH/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

Janet Mock, transgender rights activist, speaks about living authentically

Maya Brown October 20, 2019
Janet Mock sat in front of a group of 50 students at a Breakfast Meet and Greet in the Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center held in her honor on Wednesday, Oct. 16. "Live and speak your truth. If you’re not able to do that, then you’re not living,” Mock, a best-selling author, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist, said.
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Janet Mock at Commons Day. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts annual Commons Day

Gabby Pardo October 19, 2019
Transgender author Janet Mock spoke at Stony Brook University's Commons Day, opening up about her experiences with love, discrimination and identity.
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