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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

GLBTA Series of Events

The GLBTA Programs Office is holding a series of events this month, the first being "Media Matters" held today, October 16 from 5:00-7:00pm in room 226 Appleby Hall.

Does Queer Trump Race or Does Race Trump Queer?
We live in a world of boxes. We check boxes on every form. We place ourselves in boxes to give our lives order. But what does it mean to navigate the boxes between race, sexual orientation, and gender expression? Does one box always trump another? Join us for a media accompanied dialogue facilitated by Anitra Cottledge, Assistant Director at the University of Minnesota Women's Center.
Dinner will be provided. Co-sponsored by Tongues Untied.
Please RSVP online at: z.umn.edu/MLKmediamatters
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS - Friday, October 18th, 2013 1:30pm-3:30pm (Givens Conference Room - Anderson Library)
Flipping the Frame: (Trans)gressing a Traumatizing Gender Culture
Acknowledging that we are all part of a gender culture that discriminates against some while privileging others, we invite you to participate in a discussion with trans, gender non-conforming, and two-spirit identified panelists who seek to "flip the frame" about gender identity. One aim is to increase knowledge and end social isolation, exploitation, and trauma that gender non-conforming individuals experience. Many Americans face healthcare quality and affordability issues, but medical equity is especially critical for transgender people since most plans have discriminatory exclusions for trans-related care. Legal rights are also crucial as transgender people face higher incidences of exploitation, depression, job fragility, and personal safety issues. Engage in this discussion and leave with greater understanding about community issues and yourself.
Panelists: Roxanne Anderson, Director, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition; Keagan Goetsch, student, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts; Nick Metcalf, Federal Compliance Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Paridise Valentino, Outreach and Resource Sharing Coordinator, Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) of Minnesota. Moderator: MJ Gilbert, Instructor, University of Minnesota School of Social Work. This year they have added live streaming of the Conversation, if you are unable to attend in person. You can access both live streaming and a copy of the flier on our Critical Conversations webpage: https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 10am-1pm (President's Room - Coffman Memorial Union)
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
Students! Please join us for the following:
-Scholarship experts and organizations on site to answer your questions
-Local corporations, government agencies, and University programs will recruit for in ternship and job opportunities within their organizations
-Campus career services will provide resume critiques and GoldPASS assistance
Register at z.umn.edu/sifstudent by October 15
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH EVENT - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 7pm-8:30pm (The Whole - Coffman Memorial Union)
Film Screening: Shattered Glass
Shattered Glass is the story of a woman named Shairi who disentangles herself from a toxic relationship in order to rediscover, in her words, "the smile of that girl in those pictures they say is me." The story unfolds as Shairi awakens to her Divine Ancestral Muse whose inspirational words, "sung in my ear like a precious tune - musical, melodious," send her on a journey of penning poetry and song. This discovery of gifts, birthed from her soul, evokes a personal and spiritual transcendence that helps heal Shairi's wounds and introduces her to her True Divine Self for the very first time.
For more information, visit: http://www.shatteredglassshow.moonfruit.com/#/about/4564429540
DAKOTA SACRED SITES - Friday, Oct 25th, 2013 3pm-6:30pm
The Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) is hosting a bus tour of three sites in the Twin Cities area that are sacred to the Dakota people. All are invited to attend this free educational opportunity!
Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall. (128 Pleasant Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455) Buses will leave by 3:00pm.
To RSVP for this event, visit: z.umn.edu/dakotasitesfall2013
ADA COMSTOCK DISTINGUISHED WOMEN SCHOLARS AWARD LECTURE - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:00pm (Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
Beyond HGTV: Can Design Change People's Lives?
Denise Guerin, a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Interior Design, presents an overview of her imaginative, sustainable approach to interior design centered on the well-being of people. Guerin's work has revolutionized the thinking, teaching, research and practice in the interior design field locally and globally. She asks: How can we use interior design to improve a person's performance and satisfaction? Have we looked at safety and sustainability, but also considered aesthetics, usability, and potential to facilitate healthy communication patterns or happiness? How might good design improve healing during a child's hospital stay? How might thoughtful design improve employees' work experiences? How might intentional, evidence-based design change people's lives?
RSVP online at z.umn.edu/adacomstock