Pride Week 2011
Sunday, April 10
Gays (Heart) Grilling
Kick off Pride Week together in Alumni Square. Join us for dinner including burgers, vegetarian alternatives, and plenty of refreshments.
Location: Alumni Square
Tuesday, April 12
Making It Better
Rather than waiting for the day when “It Gets Better,” be part of the campaign to “Make it Better.” Let us know how you are actively combating LGBTQ discrimination in real and simple ways in your daily life. Stop by Red Square to have your picture taken, sign a pledge, and we will create a poster to share your commitment to making a better Georgetown.
Location: Red Square (Rain site, Leavey Lobby)
Wednesday, April 13
Fred Martinez was nádleehi, or two-spirit, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his Navajo culture. Fred became one of the youngest hate crime victims in modern history when he was murdered at sixteen. Following the film we will be joined by Cathy Renna, one of the key activists working with Fred Martinez’s family, the media, and the police, for discussion and feedback.
Location: New South Screening Room
Friday, April 15
Day of Silence
Sign your pledge and pick up a DOS button in Red Square or the LGBTQ Resource Center all week. Pledging to a day of silence brings attention to the silence imposed on LGBTQ people and their Allies caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. Show that you stand for a safe and harassment-free life for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Ending the silence is the first step toward building awareness and bringing voice to our community.
Time: All Day
Location: Across Campus
Info and registration: Red Square, All week
Saturday, April 16
Genderfunk Drag Ball
No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, only you can say you’re born this way. Uncap the lipstick, break out the fishnets, draw on the ‘stache, unleash the chest hair, and redefine gender in your own way. With a DJ, professional performers, and food, this will be one party you won’t want to miss. Challenge yourself, challenge the binary.
Monday, April 18
Gay Rights Coalition v. Georgetown University, 1987
Professor Walter Walsh of the University of Washington will present his analysis of this groundbreaking 1987 case that changed the history of Georgetown forever. The suit accused the University of violating the D.C. anti-discrimination law when it refused to recognize the original LGBTQ student organizations. Today we celebrate the existence of six LGBTQ student groups across campus and the existence of the LGBTQ Resource Center.
Location: Georgetown Law Center, 201 McDonough Hall
Monday, May 2
Celebrate the LGBTQ and Ally members of the Class of 2011, acknowledging their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University. This is a time to show our appreciation for their commitment as students, leaders, friends and mentors. Family members, underclassmen, staff, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to attend and bring the community together to share in our history and progress.
Location: Copley Formal
Learn more and RSVP: http://lgbtq.georgetown.edu/lavgrad.html