Ongoing LGBT Conference
Wednesday, September 4th, 7 p.m. LGBT Resource Center
Join the LGBT Resource Center for ice cream and socializing as we welcome back our LGBT and allied students and greet new students!
Live music by Liz Snavely of LVNMUZIQ!
Tuesday, August 27th, Noon, LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center would like to welcome our Queer Students of Color to the new academic year with a reception on our balcony! Help us celebrate with food and friends and learn more about upcoming programming, including our new book discussion groups.
Thursday, August 29th, Noon, LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center would like to welcome our Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Students to the new academic year with a reception on our balcony! Help us celebrate with food and friends and learn more about upcoming programming, including our new book discussion groups.
Friday, September 13th, 1-4 p.m.
Let’s talk about sex! What are we doing in bed and why does it matter? How have we shaped our desires? How have our desires shaped us? How can the personal claiming of desire foster more consensual sexual communities? This three-hour workshop invites participants to explore their relationships with their desires, past and present, as well as how those desires fit into a broader landscape of society with the complexities of gender, race, class, ability, etc. Mapping Desire invites you to explore your sex and desire biography and to map the territory of a fully empowered sexuality.
Maximum Capacity: 200
Friday, October 11th, 7 p.m. Thornapple Room
Join us as we celebrate National Coming Out Day with food, community and an open mic to share proud declarations of authentic selves.National Coming Out Day, October 11, marks the 1987 March on Washington and the first visit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Washington, D.C. For many queer people, “coming out” is a dynamic and ongoing process. An act of “coming out” is not the end or even the beginning of how queer people navigate the interwoven norms of gender and sexuality. Some queer people may choose language from a rich history of terms, some create new terms or combinations of terms, and some refuse labels and categories altogether. Naming oneself is not for the benefit or comfort of other people, it is an act of self-determination. Let Me Make Myself Perfectly Queer is an opportunity to celebrate authentic declarations of self!
Thursday, Novemeber 14th, 6 p.m. Cook/DeWitt Auditorium
Dean Spade will be presenting selections from his recent book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law. In Normal Life, Dean uses Critical Race Theory, women of color feminism, and other intellectual traditions to analyze the role of law reform in contemporary queer and trans politics. He examines the poverty, violence, criminalization and immigration enforcement facing trans populations, and questions the utility of anti-discrimination law and hate crimes laws for addressing these harms. He proposes that a critical trans politics is emerging that rejects law reform as a goal and engages tactically with legal work as it attempts to dismantle apparatuses of racialized-gendered violence like prisons and borders and build alternative structures that meaningfully address contemporary conditions of poverty and violence.
NOTE: You need not to have read Dean’s Spade’s Normal Life to attend. If you are interested in reading Normal Life, check out our book discussion groups!
Friday, December 6th, Noon, LGBT Resource Center
Queer in the New Year
Join us for food and community as we celebrate the end of the semester and the upcoming transition to 2014!
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