Day of Silence – Week of Action Events THIS WEEK
Monday 4/15 6:30PM – 8:30PM in Bernhard Center Room 208
Who is Representing Us?
Are we all obsessed with musicals? Fashion? Gym Teachers? Cats? Do we all cheat? Are we all hypersexual? Do we only wear flannel? Are we only butch or femme?
Come join us on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 pm in room 208 of the Bernhard Center for an in-depth look into the representation of LBGT people in the media through history. We will review media portrayals of LBGT individuals and how they impact us all. After, we will open discussion to reflect on how stereotypes negatively or positively impact the community and how they develop over time.
This is the first of a great line-up of events during the Day of Silence, Week of Action. This event is organized by the First Year Pride Alliance, a program of the Office of LBGT Student Services.
Light snacks will be provided.
Tuesday 4/16 4:00PM – 6:00PM in the Resource Room (1321 Trimpe)
Books and Beans: Perks of Being a Wallflower, film viewing
Come enjoy the last meeting of the Books and Beans book club with a viewing of the film “Perks of Being a Wallflower” which will include a light discussion afterwards.
You do not have to have read the book to participate.
Tuesday 4/16 7:00PM – 9:00PM in the Multicultural Center (Trimpe Building)
Stone-cold and Silent: LBGT Youth Homelessness
Co-Sponsored by the WMU Seita Scholars Program and the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center
What are our communities doing to address LBGT youth homelessness? Join us as we discuss national trends, educate ourselves about the impact of youth homelessness and find ways to support LBGT youth.
Thursday 4/18 4:00PM – 5:00PM in Room 1022 of the Lee Honors College
Continuums: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Leadership Program – Honors Thesis Defense
You are all invited to my honors thesis defense where I will be talking about a program I’ve partnered with the Office of LBGT Student Services to begin offering this August 2013 and then answering questions from my thesis committee. Below is additional details about the program itself.
The Continuums: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Leadership Program is new for the 2013-2014 school-year through the Office of LBGT Student Services. Continuums is a 9-month program designed to foster leadership development, social justice engagement and education regarding the continuum of sexual orientation and gender identity. Students will work together to complete the certificate with opportunities for individual development. Continuums is open to WMU sophomore, junior, and senior students.
Students interested should submit their resume and a statement of purpose addressing their interest in social justice to the Office of LBGT Student Services located in 1321 Trimpe Building or via email to email@example.com by Friday, May 31st.
Program will begin August 16-17, 2013 which will include Program Orientation, Leadership and Involvement Conference at the Radission, Safe on Campus training, and first planning meeting. We recognize that not all students stay in Kalamazoo over the summer, accommodations for overnight stay will be available through the conference to stay at the Radisson.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 19th – Day of Silence
*Cards will be available in the Resource Room on Thursday 4/18 and Friday 4/19 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM explaining Day of Silence to others. Feel free to pick them up if you plan on participating in Day of Silence
The following are events happening during Day of Silence:
Silent Lunch (11:00AM – 1:00PM) in the Resource Room (1321 Trimpe)
Join us for a free silent lunch as you observe the Day of Silence, a national youth-run effort using silence to protest the silencing of LBGT people due to harassment, bias and abuse in schools.
Take a break from your day to be among your supporters while you enjoy lunch in the resource room.
Breaking the Silence (5:00 PM – 7:00PM) in the Bernhard Center Room 157-159
Breaking the Silence is the culminating community event following the Day of Silence, a national, peaceful protest in which participants intentionally refuse to speak during the day to echo the silence and isolation many LGBTQ people face every day due to discrimination.
The community is invited to join us to make noise, be heard and break the silence. There will be live music, free food and information tables. Guest speakers will engage participants on how we can use our voices and take action to make our communities a better place for LGBTQ people.
All are welcome!