Ongoing LGBT Conference
Monday, January 28th, 4 p.m. Pere Marquette
Watch Angela Davis and Tim Wise, two of this country's leading racial and social justice scholar-activists, for a conversation on the state of contemporary global politics. With a shared reverence for historical memory and today's activism, they invoke the power of a new language to unify global communities. As Angela notes in her commentary, "as isolated individuals we will always be powerless…but as communities we can achieve anything."
Thursday, January 31st, 12 p.m. Grand River Room
BEYOND DIVERSITY: CHALLENGING RACISM IN AN AGE OF BACKLASH
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. In this program, he will critique “diversity” efforts on campuses and in corporate America to expose how most “tolerance” trainings fail to address the fundamental structures of racism and inequality.
Monday, February 26th, 6 p.m. Pere Marquette
The film (A)sexual follows a community that experiences no sexual attraction. Studies show that 1% of the population is asexual; but, in a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? This film grapples with this question, and the outcomes might surprise you!
Tuesday, March 26th, 6 p.m. 2263 Kirkhof Center
Fed Up with Being Made Invisible!
Among the complexities of identity politics is the question of how to incorporate individuals’ intersecting positions in multiple systems of oppression and privilege into our theorizing and activism.
Wednesday, March 27th, 5 p.m. Pere Marquette
Join the LGBT Resource Center as we celebrate and honor the people who have had an impact on the LGBT community at GVSU this academic year. Among the awards given will be the Prism Award, the Milt Ford LGBT Leadership Award and Ally of the Year. Help us commemorate a great year by attending our first annual Pride Awards!
Monday, April 8th, 4 p.m. Pere Marquette
A panel of transgender or trans* identified speakers will open up about their identities, their experiences, and their lives. Listen to their stories as they explain the different identities under the trans* umbrella as well as gender identity/expression, and trans-etiquette. Learn how to be a stronger ally to trans* people!
Wednesday, April 17th, 4 p.m. Pere Marquette
Join us for our 7th annual Lavender Graduation which acknowledges the leadership and success of our LGBTQ and allied graduates. This celebration recognizes the achievements and contributions our LGBTQ students have made to the university during their college experience.
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