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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusRainbow Center; Student Union 403
The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.
Today's lecture is entitled, "My Grandparentâs Honeymoon and other Stories for Queer Babes" and will be presented by Gabby Rivera.
Gabby Rivera is the visiting author of âJuliet Takes a Breath,â the featured novel for the Rainbow Center Book Club this year. This event is co-sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center.
Using her novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, as a guide, Rivera will explore issues of self-discovery, the importance of investigating family histories, and all the ways sheâs learned to navigate being queer and Latinx. But all lecture and no play isnât very fun so be prepared for a reading from her book, some time to write down thoughts and feels, while also creating a small blueprint to examine aspects of your life. You might even come out of this lecture with the beginnings of your own wild weirdo novel, and thatâd be pretty sweet, right? So come join the nerdburger party, and letâs do this.
Gabby Rivera is a queer Latinx writer from the Bronx. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was listed by Mic as one of the 25 essential books to read for Womenâs History Month, and it was called the âdopest LGBTQA YA book everâ by Latina Magazine. Put simply by Roxane Gay, itâs âF***ing outstanding.â Gabby Rivera (she/her/hers) is also the Youth Programs Manager at GLSEN, a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ education support. She has also worked with Autostraddle dot com, the Sadie Nash Leadership Institute, the Brooklyn Museum and other such groups to develop workshops, conversations, and content that speaks to her experience as a queer person of color, with specific focuses on youth and fiction writing.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusRainbow Center, Student Union 403
MPMS-UConn is an exciting and confidential haven for minority men and women of the GLBT community. The group will offer a combination of discussions, activities, and events.
All of MPMS Events will occur on Wednesday Nights from 8-9:30pm except our event on 4/26/17 this will be from 7-9pm.
My Pride My Soul Semesterâs Events and Meetings:
2/8/17 â First event of the semester âDonât Just Wing IT!â (How we can use other cultural centers as resources)
2/15/17- Black History Historic LGBTQ Leaders of color
2/22/17- Valentineâs Day! The difficulties of celebrating holidays
3/1/17- Intersectionality between race and gender and sexuality for âmen and womenâ
3/8/17 â Coping with Sexuality and home life
3/22/17- Dismantling intersectional stereotypes
3/29/17- Declaring Sexuality as a part of who we are
4/5/17- Ways to get involved with multiple communities
4/12/17 MPMS Second Event â Prideful Pot Luck! Partnered with Blue Crew
4/19/17- Pride in the workplace
4/26/17 â MPMS Semester Conclusion â Plans for the summer and recap of the semester/ what we look forward too next semester
For more information regarding this group, please e-mail email@example.com.
Note to students with class assignments:
At this time, Among Men, Between Women, DARTS, Rainbow Graduates and Young Professionals, My Pride/My Soul, Out of the Box, Shades of Grey, Transparency, and the LGBT Faculty/Staff group are closed to students seeking to observe or âexperienceâ a different minority group for assignments in classes such as First Year Experience and others or to conduct research.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusBabbidge Library, 4th Floor, Room 4-153
UCHI's ICD workshops promote a greater conversation about the state of public discourse. The final meeting is from 3:30 - 5 PM, with a reception from 5 - 6 PM.