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Join the I Am Oz series on Tuesday, March 7 in the Marano Campus Center auditorium to welcome Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project, to SUNY Oswego as an I Am Oz Diversity Speaker.

This free event will begin at 6pm.

Chase Strangio is Deputy Director for Transgender Justice with the ACLU’s LGBTQ & HIV Project. A national leader in transgender rights litigation and advocacy, Chase has been counsel in some of the past decade’s most pivotal legal fights on behalf of transgender litigants including the ACLU’s challenge to North Carolina’s notorious HB2, Carcaño, et al. v. Cooper, et al; the ACLU’s challenge to ythe Trump Administration’s trans military ban, Stone v. Trump; the case of Aimee Stephens, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v EEOC at the Supreme Court; and recent challenges to anti-trans laws and policies in Idaho, Texas and Arkansas.

Chase was also counsel in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on marriages for same-sex couples. In addition to his advocacy in the courtroom and in state legislatures, Chase appears regularly in media and has produced multiple short films including the Emmy-award winning short "Texas Strong." In 2020, Chase was named to Time Magazine’s List of the most 100 influential people of the year. Chase is also a co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund, TranSanta, and the Trans Week of Visibility and Action.

While admission is free, tickets are required. Those who do not yet have tickets but are interested in attending can call 315-312-3073, email or stop by the box office between 10 a.m.  and 4:30 p.m. to register. At-the-door registration also will be available, working with box office staff members at the event.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations to attend this event should contact the SUNY Oswego Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at 315-312-5420 or

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