February 25, 2014
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Save the Date: Lavender Reception and Mosaic Awards
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30 – 4 pm
Big Ten Room, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
YOU are invited! All MSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supportive family and friends are welcome to attend. We look forward to specially recognizing all the graduating students, student leaders, First Year Experience participants, panelists, speakers, and other LBGTRC volunteers at this year’s end reunion!
Please RSVP online at tinyurl.com/lavendermosaic and indicate how many guests you’re bringing.
Submit Scripts and Audition for Tunnel of Oppression!
Script submissions: ASAP
Tuesday, March 18, 6 – 8 pm
Thursday, March 20, 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday, March 25, 6 – 8 pm
Thursday, March 27, 6 – 8 pm
E Shaw Conference Room
Tunnel of Oppression is a theatrical play, looking into the real life forms of oppression that exist in our world. The performance is set up like a maze, in a large, dark room. Individual performers are lit up as they perform their skits. Attendees can walk through the maze as each performance is completed. There is a privilege walk beforehand, a discussion afterwards, and a counselor will be accessible for the entire duration of the event.
The 2014 Tunnel of Oppression is looking for individuals from the LGBT community to share their stories/experiences in this performance in scripts to incorporate into the Tunnel, as well as actors from the LGBT community who would be willing to perform. The writers could also perform their own scripts. Scripts are needed as soon as possible. There will be shows on April 15 and 16. The event is sponsored in association with RCAH, Office of Inclusion, OCAT, Amnesty International, and the Counseling Center.
Contact the Director, Zain Ali Shamoon at email@example.com.
QPOCC: Game Night!
Wednesday, February 26, 7-9 pm
LBGT Resource Center
The Queer People of Color Coalition knows that mid-terms are here….but wants to help you guys relax with some fun. All types of board games will be there for you all to play so come on and enjoy yourself. Please RSVP for the event on Facebook!
Space for Grace Returns
Thursday, February 27, 7 pm
Room 13 Student Services Building
QPOCC will be hosting a second “Space for Grace” event. This week will be an interesting discussion about the relationship between spirituality and sexuality. RSVP on Facebook.
Thursday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location
This Trans*Action meeting will be split up into multiple groups so that participants can discuss topics of particular interest to them. Topics will be voted on at the meeting (you will be free to float from group to group). If you have any topics you’d like to see on the list to vote from, make suggestions on our facebook page or email us BY Tuesday Feb 25th (that’s today) for them to be considered.
PRIDE: Beads of Privilege
Thursday, February 27, 9 – 10 pm
Join PRIDE as we discuss the various types of privilege that different individuals have, and how we can use our privileges to help others around us. This event will be presented by Travis Lunsford.
Bling the Broad!
Saturday, March 1 at 7 pm
Eli and Edythe Broad Broad Art Museum
Free to members; $10 General Public
Break out your haute couture and walk the red carpet for a fabulous evening filled with fabulous people—like you. The party starts when you arrive, in style of course, and after a little mingling, we’ll be screening Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’.
But that’s not all. Your efforts in style will give you the chance to walk home with the award for Best Dressed, or Best Supporting Dress! But that’s STILL not all. Fill out an Oscar ballot with your divine Hollywood predictions, and you could win yet another amazing prize (winner announced March 15).
Refreshments, photo booth, and valet parking provided. See you at the party, darlings.
Save the Date: Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous is Coming!
Wednesday, March 12, 6 – 7:30 pm
MSU Union Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Mia McKenzie is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the wildly popular blog, Black Girl Dangerous (www.blackgirldangerous.org), which “seeks to, in as many ways possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.” Black Girl Dangerous provides a virtual space for people of all different backgrounds to share their voices, literary and artistic talents, and create a community and collective activism. As we celebrate Project 60/50, Ms. McKenzie’s visit to Michigan State University will deepen our conversations about the remaining civil rights work to be done in all our communities. Ms. McKenzie is also the winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for her novel The Summer We Got Free.
This is a Project 60/50 event and is FREE and open to ALL.
Brought to you by The Women’s Resource Center, and co-sponsored by The LBGT Resource Center and the Queer People of Color Coalition.
Save the Date: Being There
Friday, March 14, from 10:30 am – 12 pm
Most of us want to ‘be there’ for our students and others we care about. This training will help you help others identify their needs and refer them to appropriate resources in our community.
This workshop is for anyone who may come across people struggling with difficult experiences, but is not a trained counselor. This is an intro to foundational concepts and some ‘tips and tricks’ of supportive communications for NON-counselors. This is NOT a suicidality assessment or Crisis Intervention training.
The workshop was developed by and has been presented by Deanna Hurlbert countless times over the last 15 years. It will focus on the resources and referrals and scenarios typically encountered by staff and volunteers of the LBGT Resource Center and LBGTQ Community Leaders – however – the essential concepts and skills are applicable for all. Please RSVP to Denzel McCampbell and on the Facebook event.
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