Monday, March 23, 2009

More on Xavier: Queer Week!

This is for the Community Events. Thought it just easier to post the whole thing and go with it, right? I believe this is next week.

Queer Week
A week to embrace and celebrate the use of queer as an inclusive, unifying socio-political term for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, transsexual, intersexual, gender queer, or anyone else who supports the equality of all identities and expressions.

Throughout the entire week: Observe the display of over 2,000 rainbow flags on the academic mall honoring LGBTQ victims of bias-motivated hate crimes in 2007.

1:30 Distribution of ‘Gay, Fine by Me’ T-Shirts on the Greenspace
7pm Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Hate Crimes (Open to the Public!)
-Xavier Alliance would like to invite the greater Xavier community to honor the over 2,000 victims of hate crimes in 2007. We also hope to bring voice to the many unreported, unheard victims of biased violence. A crime against one, is a crime against all. Co-Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Gospel Choir

Queer Awareness Display and Tabling in Gallagher

7pm An academic performance by Kate Bornstein “On Women, Men and the Rest of Us” in Kelley Auditorium
-Join Xavier Alliance in welcoming Kate Bornstein, an American author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist. She will grace Xavier with an academic performance regarding the intricacies of gender within us all. Event open to the public!

7pm Showing of ‘Milk’ with panel discussion in Gallagher Theater

4pm Same-Sex Hand Holding Day/Solidarity and Closing Ceremonies
-Sure, Xavier is tolerant.. but what about full acceptance? Spend the day in solidarity with LGBTQ students at Xavier by holding the hand of someone of the same-sex while walking around campus and to class. Then, join us at 4pm on the Academic Mall for the Closing Ceremonies of Queer Week.

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