Safe Zone Events
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A "fishbowl" look into the ways Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning individuals address the complexities of race, gender, gender expression, and social pressures as they shift identities to "survive", "pass" and "succeed". Candid conversations followed by Q&A from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Cultural Credit available.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013Spoken word artist: Staceyann Chin7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center and the Multicultural Student CouncilStetson Room (No Dress Code)
Join us for a dynamic spoken word experience with Staceyann Chin. Staceyann Chin is not just a spoken-word poet, she is a performing artist and LGBT rights political activist. In addition to performing in and co-writing the Tony-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Staceyann Chin's work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily, and she has been featured on 60 Minutes and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Monday, September 30, 2013Let's Get Fluid! - An Intro to Sexual Fluidity12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by Safe Zone and the Cross Cultural CenterCross Cultural Center (No Dress Code)
Lesbian...gay...straight...bisexual...what?! This workshop deconstructs the sexual binary and examines how sexual fluidity fits within/outside/throughout the sexuality paradigm. Facilitator rita zhang will share emerging research from the lived experiences of sexually fluid students. Participants will get the opportunity to interactively engage in and explore what sexual fluidity means to them. This is an excellent session for informed allies!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013Spoken Word Artist - Stacey Waite 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center and the Multicultural Student CouncilNight Lights, 2nd floor CUB (Above the bookstore)
Join us for a dynamic spoken word experience with Stacey Waite. Stacey Waite is among the most dazzling and culturally relevant of living poets, an original storyteller with amazing stories to tell. Stacey Waite is the author of Choke; Love Poem to Androgyny; and The Lake Has No Saint. Multi award winner for poetry, Stacey Waite spoken word captivates the audience with challenging poetry that seeks not just to represent queer lives, but also opens up new possibilities for (un)doing and (un)thinking gender and sexuality.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013Student leadership Luncheon with Rev. Jamie Washington and Sam Offer 12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center and the Multicultural Student CouncilCross Cultural Center (limited seats RSVP required)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013LGBT History Month Keynote: Rev Jamie Washington and Sam Offer"The Journey To Wholeness: Black, Christian, and Gay"7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, the Multicultural Student Council, Black Student Association and KaleidoscopeStetson Room (No Dress Code) Jamie and Sam are two Black, Gay, Ordained Preachers in the Christian Church. They each have had a remarkable journey navigating and reconciling what it means to be all of who they are. They will inspire, encourage and challenge you. Come on the Journey to Wholeness: Black, Christian and Gay.
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, President, Washington Consulting Group & Founder, Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI). Dr. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for over 20 years. Rev. Sam Offer, Vice President and senior consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm out of Baltimore, MD. Sam has served as an educator and administrator for over 30 years.
Thursday, October 24, 2013Bookfeast: Queer (In) Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the US5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Africana Studies, Safe Zone and the Cross Cultural CenterCross Cultural Center (Reserve a seat online)
A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, they prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities. Bookfeast is facilitated by Dr. Susan Pepper Bates. Free books for students only contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, November 15, 2013Film Viewing: The Business of Fancydancing by Writer-director Sherman Alexie5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Africana Studies and the Cross Cultural CenterCross Cultural Center
"Fancydancing" is a wrenching and angry movie about identity, belonging, and race. Leading one's life as a Native American is clearly no easy job, and Alexie takes a very unsentimental look at the ordeals and dilemmas that come with a Native heritage. This film viewing is facilitated by Dr. Susan Pepper Bates.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Transgender Day of RemembranceZe story: Transgender and Jewish identity6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Safe Zone, the Chaplain's Office and the Cross Cultural Center.Allen Hall (No Dress Code)
While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Rabbi Schwartz and family will share transformative stories around identify, culture and rites of passage.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013Transgender Day of Remembrance Name Ceremony7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Safe Zone, the Chaplain's Office and the Cross Cultural Center.Allen Hall (No Dress Code)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.