Thursday, March 7, 2013
2nd Stage, Theater Arts
Karen Thompson gained national recognition following the November 13, 1983 car accident of her partner Sharon Kowalski, who sustained a traumatic brain injury after a drunk driver hit her car. After the accident, Sharon’s biological family refused to acknowledge or accept Sharon’s relationship with Karen and kept them apart for more than 3 ½ years. After an 8-year battle, Karen was awarded legal custody of Sharon.
Karen now speaks across the country to raise awareness for human rights issues, including the legal protection of LGBTQIA relationships.
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Sponsored by the Feminist Studies Department, FemCres, UCSC Humanities Division, WLSCC, and the Cantú Queer Center