This week begins International Education Week on campus. Each day this week, many different events and activities are happening to celebrate the diversity of education on our campus. Check out the poster below for time and dates and events, hosted by the Center for Global Education. There is also an international LGBT* welcome event open to all on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Come celebrate diversity and education!
While the United States continues to fight for equality for the LGBT* community, with progress being made in some states but still a long ways to go in other states, many of the LGBT* community in other countries are facing dire consequences for being true to themselves. In Born This Way, the film documents gay men and lesbians as they fight for their lives, along with the help of a civil rights lawyer, in the country of Cameroon, where homosexuality is punishable by several years in prison.
In recognition of International Education Week, the Center for Global Education and International Studies Abroad are sponsoring a reception and performance and lessons on Brazilian martial arts and dance. It all starts Monday night, February 24, 2014, with the reception from 5-6pm in the UC Hamilton Room. Come celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of Brazil and the many other events of International Education Week!
The LGBT* Task Force is back for another semester full of exciting events and information this spring!
The LGBT Task Force had its first meeting on Thursday, February 13, and here are a few of the upcoming events:
- Born This Way Film Screening, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 3-4pm International LGBTQ & Ally Student Reception and Film from 4-6pm in the Warhawk Connection Center
- PRIDE Week, April 7-11, 2014 with Ally Open House on Tuesday, April 8 from 11am-2pm in the PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center and Warhawk Connection Center
- Esera Tuaola, former Green Bay Packer, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7pm in the UC Hamilton Room
- The Challenges of Being Asian and LGBT, Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 4:30-6pm in the Warhawk Connection Center
There’s WAY more than just that – read the Full Minutes [PDF] to find out more!
The Queer Cultural Series is back for more awesome, fun, and informative events this spring semester. Check out the poster below for events and times and dates. Hope to see you there!