Thursday, April 11, 2013

Non-Discrimination Week

Events and A Campus Teach-In coming April 18-27th

Join Dr. Decker's Women, Art, Objects, and Histories students in the Hall of Fame Room, Weds. April 24th at 12:30 pm for a discussion of museums that foreground minority perspectives. More events here...And, read the petition here.

These events are part of Non-discrimination week at GC, for which there are multiple opportunities for our campus community to engage in a dialogue about non-discrimination. Questions? Come to the Non-Discrimination Work Group Meetings on Tuesdays at 7 pm in LRC 150.
April 18th
9 PM
Take Back the Night
Steps of Giddings
“Take Back the Night” is march and rally event aimed at drawing attention to and directing action against rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and men internationally.
April 19th
9 AM-5 PM
Day of Silence
campus wide
“Day of Silence” is a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies. Participants choose to enact deliberate silence in order to echo silence caused by bullying, name-calling, and harassment.

5-5:30 PM
Break the Silence
Outside the Grille
April 20th
All day
Movie Rental Suggestions
List on Master Calendar
April 21st
5-8 PM
Earth Day **
Giddings Lawn
April 22nd
12 PM &
1 PM
Faith and Equality: Essential Partners **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Students in Dr. Cribbs’ Cultural Diversity course welcome Rev. Bojangles Blanchard, founder of True Colors Ministry (a LGBT program part of Highland Baptist Church), and his husband Dominique James who will discuss the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and how to get involved with effective public activism celebrating our cultural diversity. Contact Person: Dr. Sarah Cribbs

5 PM
Intentional Inclusion:  Living, Learning, and Believing Together **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Jeff Nally shares real-world examples of intentional inclusion and the positive impact it has on organizations and individuals. Jeff is a Georgetown College graduate, an executive coach at Humana, and a gay parent.  Contact Person: Dr. Jennifer Price

April 23rd
9:30 -
10:45 AM
The Nail Polish Project **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Dr. Carter and his “Education for Social Change” students share their experiences exploring the relationship between gender and sexuality. Contact Person: Dr. Eric Carter

12:45 -
2:00 PM
Teaching in a Diverse Society **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Dr. Carter and her “Teaching in a Diverse Society” students will engage in a discussion of issues of discrimination as they affect people who move through the institution of education. Contact Person: Dr. Yoli Carter

5 PM
College Student LGBT Identity: The Basics and Beyond **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Dr. Stephanie Budge is a counseling psychologist from the University of Louisville.  She conducts research with LGBT youth and will be presenting on sexual orientation labels today's youth identify with as well as why it is important to be supportive of these youth.  Dr. Budge will incorporate information about her own identification so that students can see how empirical data interact with personal narratives.
Contact Person: Dr. Jennifer Price

April 24th
12:30 -
1:15 PM
Museums that Foreground Minority Perspectives **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
Students in Dr. Decker's "Women, Art, Objects, Histories" course will present case studies of museums that privilege minority perspectives. The museums to be discussed are: the National Museum of Women in the Arts; The Brooklyn Museum (particularly the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn); the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC); and the National Museum of the American Indian. Contact Person: Dr. Juilee Decker

7:30 PM
Kentucky and LGBTQ Politics**
Ward Room, LRC
Chris Hartman is the Director of the Fairness Campaign out of Louisville, KY which plays a very active role in LGBTQ rights. He is coming to speak about "Kentucky and LGBTQ Politics." This will include not only political aspects of LGBTQ, but also legal aspects specific to Kentucky and the laws we have in place. It will be open for Q&A after.
Contact Person: Jamie McClard

April 25th

7 PM

“Through My Eyes” Movie & Discussion **
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite (formerly Hall of Fame)
This viewing of this film and the conversation that follows aim to create meaningful connections as students are exposed to testimonies from young gay persons sharing about their experiences related to identity, sexuality, and spirituality. The Post-Film Conversation will be led by Rev. Bryan Langlands. Contact Person: Bryan Langlands

April 26th
2:30 PM
Steps of Giddings

8-11 PM
Silent Disco
The Grille


11 PM
Camping out
East Campus Conference Center
April 27th
All morning
Still camping out

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