Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

​The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Service of Office of Performance Outcomes & Accountability and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Practice and Policy Research Quarterly 

Recorded Lectures

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


Wednesday, March 14th, noon - 1:00 pm.


Kathy Fahl

Director, Gender & Equality Center

Coordinator, OU Advocates

University of Oklahoma


LGBTQ Allyship in Practice

Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Click here to register.


Summary:  In this lecture, we will explore ways in which helping professionals can create welcome and affirming spaces in their community practice. We will examine current LGBTQ concepts and issues and develop an awareness of biases, and recognize heterosexual and cisgender privilege.


Kathy Fahl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and for the past 20 years has served in various nonprofit administrative capacities toward the advancement of women and girls. Since 2007, Kathy has served as the Director of the University of Oklahoma’s Gender + Equality Center.  In this role she coordinates gender-based violence prevention and response for the University as well as numerous programs for students. In 2008, Kathy created the first OU Ally program, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultural and awareness training that aims to create an LGBTQ-affirming campus.  Since the program’s inception, over 4,000 staff, faculty, and students have received training.



Last Updated: February 09, 2018
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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