National Marriage Equality Day
Thursday, February 13
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
In celebration of National Marriage Equality Day we will be screening the film The Right to Love: An American Family followed by a discussion why marriage matters.
Your Queer Career:
Navigating the World of Work as an LGBTQA or Allied Professional
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
These workshops cosponsored with the Student Success Center will cover all you need to know as a job seeker who identifies as LGBTQA, is gender variant, or an active Ally with LGBT leadership/work experience. Topics covered will include: your rights in the state of MI, your rights nationally, information about resources for job searches and protections. We will also discuss how to put LGBT themed work or leadership experience on your resume, preparing for the interview and dealing with discrimination.
Not Hot Enough: Body Image and Identity
Tuesday, February 25
Do you ever wish that you had been taught in school how to have a good relationship with your body? In our society, people’s body image is at an all time low, and people don’t know how they can help themselves feel better. That’s where we can help. This workshop will focus on body image, with particular attention to issues affecting the LGBTQA community, and what you can do to start loving yourself.
Our Diverse Communities Pride Week 2014
Know Your Stuff:
Tuesday, March 11
Wednesday, March 12
Learn how to support your LGBT friends, family and colleagues during this interactive program exploring homophobia and heterosexism, ways to be supportive to the LGBT community, and how to contribute to creating a campus community that is safe and inclusive for everyone.
Black Girl Dangerous:
Thursday, March 13
Michigan A and B
Renowned author, blogger and activist Mia McKenzie is coming to campus cosponsored by several groups interested in organizing around race, sexuality, and gender. McKenzie started Black Girl Dangerous;the core tenant of which is to ”amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.” McKenzie was invited to create a space for marginalized voices and bodies at UM-Flint to come together. Read more about Mia at www.miamckenzie.net
Sullenger Dialogue with Roberta Kaplan
Monday, March 17
Lawyer Roberta ("Robbie") Kaplan successfully argued the Supreme Court case Windsor vs. United States that struck down DOMA and changed the course of gay rights in America. Kaplan will recount the high-stakes trial and trace the significance of the win.
The Vagina Monologues
Tuesday, March 18
Join us for a production of Eve Ensler’s internationally acclaimed play, The Vagina Monologues. The monologues will be narrated by students, faculty, and staff in an effort to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Queer Talk: On The Job
Wednesday, March 26
In Collaboration with the Student Success Center we will be hosting several individuals that are currently in the world of work and identify as LGBTQA to discuss their experiences navigating their varied professions.
Take Back The Night
Wednesday, April 9
In collaboration with the Women's Educational Center we will be co-sponsoring a Take Back the Night celebration. Take Back the Night is an evening dedicated to taking a stand against abuse and sexual assault, while creating a supportive environment for expression and empowerment
Lavender Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, April 15
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. If you are graduating and wish to participateplease go to https://formassembly.umflint.edu/2205 and fill out the form.