COOS BAY, Ore. – The Anthropology and Sociology Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes author and speaker Temple Grandin, October 2, 2023, at 5 pm. Ms. Grandin will be joining us virtually and presenting Autism Awareness in Society, discussing her work to bring awareness of autism and the needs and dignity of people with disabilities.


For Coos County residents join us in Eden Hall, room 1 lecture hall, on the Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

For Curry County residents join us in the Community Room on the Curry Campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings.


Temple Grandin is an American academic and animal behaviorist. She is a prominent proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter and the author of more than 60 scientific papers on animal behavior. Grandin is one of the first autistic people to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. She is currently a faculty member with Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. In 2010, Time Magazine named her in the “Heroes” category. She was the subject of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning biographical film Temple Grandin. Grandin has been an outspoken proponent of autism rights and neurodiversity movements.


This event will also be streamed live though Southwestern’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8gIx_OiZs.



For more information, contact Dr. Dana L. Pertermann, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Southwestern at 541-888-7129 or dana.pertermann@socc.edu.


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