LGBTQ2IA Advocate, Researcher August Stockwell to Give Johnson Lecture on Oct. 21

October 6, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

August Stockwell is a researcher, educator and the executive director of Upswing Advocates, a Chicago nonprofit that provides training and services that support the LGBTQ2IA community.

Stockwell will give this year’s William R. Johnson Intercultural Lecture, Liberation Access: Neurodiversity and Disability Justice in LGBTQ2IA Work, in a virtual format on Oct. 21.

A teacher, researcher and coach with a passion for transgender health and well-being, Stockwell was the founder in 2015 of Upswing Advocates, which offers research opportunities, education and other services that strengthen the LGBTQ2IA community in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

A neurodivergent, queer, non-binary human, Stockwell also is associate director of research in the Applied Behavior Analysis Department of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Their research topics include gender, sexual behavior, mindfulness, non-monogamy, communication in relationships, neurodiversity, cultural considerations and effective skill-building strategies.

The Johnson virtual lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Admission is free but reservations are required; an access link to the event will be provided closer to the event date. Reserve your spot by visiting Eventbrite. For more information, call (630) 617-5186 or email

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