Spring 2024 Programs & Events

January

January 16: Bayard Rustin & Queer Black History

When: 12:00-1:00

Where: Shepherd Union 321

What: Come and learn about Bayard Rustin, discuss his work and legacy, and enjoy arts & crafts


February

February 6: LGBTQ+ Black History

When: 12:00-2:00

Where: Shepherd Union 323, LGBTQ+ Center/Women's Center Suite Lounge

What: LGBTQ+ Black History and Culture arts & crafts

February 15: Pal-entines! A Valentine's alternative event!

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: Shepherd Union 321

What: Watching Spiderman: Across the Spider-verse

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February 22: Game night

When: 5:00-8:45 PM

Where: Shepherd Union 320

What: A game night! Students are encouraged to bring their own tabletop (eg card games and board games) and handheld games.

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March

March 14: The Peace & Possibility Speaker Series presents Erin Reed

When: 1:00-2:00 PM

Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union

What: From History To Headlines: Trans Rights And Resistance In The Modern Rainbow Scare

Join us for a presentation by a distinguished transgender journalist, Erin Reed. In "From History to Headlines: Trans Rights and Resistance in the Modern Rainbow Scare," we delve into the rich history of transgender existence, underscoring its integral role in the human experience as well as the many challenges transgender people have faced throughout time. We will trace the journey from historical presence to current cultural moments, shedding light on the specific laws and societal dynamics impacting the transgender community today. We will navigate the modern 'Rainbow Scare,' with the aim to improve understanding of the lived realities and strategic considerations transgender individuals face daily. We will culminate with insights on advocacy and how to support the transgender people in your life.

March 19: LGBTQ+ Women's History Month Event

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: SU 321

What: More details TBA

March 26: Trans Day of Visibility (Observed)

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: TBA

What: More details TBA


April

April 11: Zine Arts & Crafts

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: SU 320

What: Join the LGBTQ+ Center as we make zines using magazine cutouts, markers, pens, pencils, etc. We'll also talk about the overlap between zine culture, DIY culture, and queer culture.

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April 18: End-of-the-semester celebration

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: SU 321

What: More details TBA

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April 25: Lavender Graduation Celebration

When: 12:00-2:00 PM

Where: TBA

What: An opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students who graduate in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024.