UPCOMING CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
LGBT Community Events Spring 2013!
April 4th and April 6th: TBTN and Season of Non-Violence Conference
April 4th: Join Gamma Rho Lambda, FIRE, and many other organizations in celebrating
Take Back the Night (TBTN)! 8 PM, Bosco Plaza
Take Back The Night has become a celebration to take a stand against sexual violence and speak out against crimes against all human beings. The first documented Take Back The Night event in the United States took place in October of 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Citizens rallied together after the murder of young microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, who was stabbed to death by a stranger no more than a block away from her home.
For over 35 years in the United States, Take Back The Night has focused on eliminating sexual violence, in all forms, and thousands of colleges, universities, women's centers, and rape crisis centers have sponsored events all over the country. Join us in celebrating the Season for Non-Violence and stand in solidarity against violence in all forms.
April 6th: K-State Season for Non-Violence Conference: Fire and Ice, Active Approaches to Nonviolence; 9:30 to 5; Justin Hall 109
Free conference focusing on approaches to non-violence. Sessions will focus on Gender Based Violence, Roots of Violence and the Practice of Non-Violence, and Cultivating the Awareness to Live in Freedom. Featured speakers include Christie and Curt Brungardt, Pamela Satterwhite, William Poehner, Thea Nietfiled, Jane Hansen, and several others.
Registration is free and can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/bly8z2u
April 7th: Progressive Dinner!
The fourth annual progressive dinner is back! This event helps provide funds for our LGBT and Allies Student Organization to enable them to attend conferences, social activities, and hold events such as Little Apple Pride! For more information go here or contact Andrea Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caleb Kueser at email@example.com.
April 13th: Hallows and Horcrux Ball!
More information coming soon!
April 18th: Dr. Kristen Renn Lecture: Supporting All Students, Strategies for LGBT Student Success
10:30 AM Forum Hall
Dr Kristen Renn willbe the guest for this year's Chet Peters Lecture and sponsored by the College of Education. Dr. Renn is professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration at MichiganStateUniversity. She is a faculty member in the Student Affairs Administration MA program and teaches courses related to student development, diversity and equity, and higher education foundations in the HALE PhD program and HALE MA program. Prior to MSU, she was assistant professor of higher education and qualitative research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a policy analyst for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and, for ten years, a dean in the Office of Student Life at BrownUniversity. A MountHolyokeCollege alumna, she received her PhD in Higher Education from BostonCollege.
Dr. Renn's research interests include identity and identity development in higher education; mixed race college students; postsecondary race/ethnicity data policy; women in higher education in the US and global contexts; new professionals in student affairs; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in higher education.
April 20th: Little Apple Pride! Saturday Afternoon; Parade and Celebration at Triangle Park
What: Gay Pride, Queer Pride, or just simply Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.
Why: Early on the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning patrons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street in New York City. This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights helped to continue the modern LGBT rights movement and was the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger public scale.
When: Saturday from 2 to 5 PM. Parade begins at ManhattanTownCenter at 2 PM with the Celebration at TrianglePark in Aggieville from 3 to 5. Great local talent, speakers, and a wonderful moment in our community! Come and celebrate with us!
May 5th: Lavender Graduation! 2 PM at the K-State Alumni Center
Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBT students and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who have been successful at the college experience. Through such recognition LGBT students may leave the university with a positive last experience of the institution thereby encouraging them to become involved mentors for current students as well as financially contributing alumni.
Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as a ceremony celebrating and recognizing our K-State Wildcat Seniors. The event is held prior to the academic commencement ceremony to facilitate participation before the conclusion of the academic year.
The LGBTResourceCenter and LGBT and Allies welcome all graduating students and members of our esteemed alumni to participate in this event. If you are a community member, student, faculty, or staff member that would like to attend as well, please feel free to register; please indicate that you are a guest in the biography section of the on-line form found here.
May 8th: End of Year BBQ!!!; 6 PM at Campus Creek Amphitheater, School of Leadership Studies
It's that time of year again! Before the agony of finals and the release of summer vacation come join us for one last hoorah! Free food and entertainment!