One Maryland One Book Author Discussion. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Waldorf West Library, 10405 ODonnell Place, Waldorf. Reyna Grande, the 2014 One Maryland One Book author, will discuss and answer questions on her memoir The Distance Between Us, a compelling story of her childhood before and after entering the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-539-4742, www.csmd.edu/DiversityInstitute.
Intersection of Faith and Sexuality. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct 7. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Pastor, author, theologian, and activist Chris Glaser will discuss the larger context of the intersection of faith and homosexuality with an emphasis on Christianity and the Bible. Free. MCanizales@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity/.
When I Walk: Documentary Screening and Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 27. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113-E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The documentary tells the true story of Jason DaSilva, who was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After learning he had the disease, he picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love. Sponsored by CSM Diversity Institute and Charles Regional Medical Center. Free. email@example.com, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/DiversityInstitute/.
Disabilities and the Inclusive Society. 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 28. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 103/104, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Former Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene health policy analyst Dr. Michael Franch will discuss the progress in civil rights achieved by people with disabilities and the complex issues confronting our changing society. Sponsored by the CSM Diversity Institute, ADA Office and La Plata Campus Student Association. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7659, http://www.csmd.edu/DiversityInstitute/.