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EVENT SERIES: UNH LGBTQA Coming Out Week!
October 8 - 11, 2012
National Coming Out Day is internationally celebrated every October 11th, as a day to "come out" and increase visibility of people that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer......, and allies. The first National Coming Out Day was held on October 11, 1988. This date was chosen for the annual event in commemoration of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It also marks the anniversary of the first visit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Washington D.C. Many communities and college campuses sponsor activities such as dances, film festivals, workshops, literature booths, and rallies on National Coming Out Day. Join us for the following events and gatherings as we celebrate National Coming Out Week at UNH!
SPEAKER: Randy Roberts Potts (Coming Out Week Event)
Monday, October 8, 2012
7:00pm, MUB Strafford Room
Grandson of the late Christian televangelist Oral Roberts shares his intimate story of coming out as gay in a Christian community as he overcame bullying, isolation and shame. He will also be sharing his work on anti-bullying programs, and the 'Gay Agenda program' which aims to foster love and acceptance. Brought to you by the MUB, UNH Alliance, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Bill Kidder Fund.
COME OUT WEEK MOVIE & SOCIAL (Coming Out Week Event)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:00pm, MUB Room 203
Film: "Shelter," a film about how love brings together two men who aren't sure where to fit a relationship into their lives in this romantic drama. For more information, check out or click here. Sponsored by the UNH Alliance.
ALLY DINNER (Coming Out Week Event)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
TIME: TBA (tentative: 6:00pm), Waymeet Center (15 Mill Rd, across from C-Lot)
Join us as the UNH and Durham communities meet to discuss what it means to be an Ally over dinner. We will discuss allies, their importance to the LGBTQ+ community, and ways you can become a better ally to show your support of the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this social and education event! Sponsored by the UNH Alliance, the Waysmeet Center at UNH, and others.
COME OUT, SPEAK OUT (Coming Out Week Event)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 - 8:00pm, MUB Room 203
Join us for this personal open-mic event where people can share their stories of coming out. Come tell your coming out story and/or listen to others share. For those who are out, and for those who are not yet out, this event is for sharing laughs and hard times alike, and to remind us that we weren't alone in the struggle to find ourselves. We welcome stories, spoken word, art, musical pieces, and any creative ways of sharing, etc. Sponsored by the UNH Alliance.
Vietnamese “Sweets” (DXP Multicultural Awareness Week Event)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
6:00 - 9:00pm, MUB 237
Join the sisters of Delta Xi Phi and newly formed Vietnamese Student Association for a night of sweet things! We will be hosting this event as apart of UNH's Get Real food month and discussing the place of sweet and other food category in Vietnamese culture.
Beauty Conceptions (DXP Multicultural Awareness Week Event)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:45pm, MUB 336
Delta Xi Phi and Black Student Union will be collaborating on this wonderful event exploring different beauty conceptions and identities around the world. This event will be interactive, informative, and fun!!!
Dia de Los Muertos Arts & Craft (DXP Multicultural Awareness Week Event)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:40 - 2:00PM, MUB 237
Come celebrate dia de los Muertos with the sisters of Delta Xi Phi as we prepare some awesome crafts for the upcoming Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos! Sugar skull masks, papel picado banners, paper flowers, and more! We will have a guest speaker from the anthropology department putting on a presentation while you sit back and create your items.
OMSA SAY WHAT!? Can a culture be a costume? (DXP Multicultural Awareness Week Event)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:40 - 2:00PM, OMSA / MUB 327
Thinking about donning a kimono to dress like a geisha for Halloween, or a Mexican mariachi suit? Ethnic and racial stereotypes are becoming increasingly popular Halloween costume themes. Some say we should think twice before reducing a culture to a caricature, others think its all in good fun and part of the spirit of Halloween. What are your thoughts? Hosted in a collaboration between Delta Xi Phi and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for Multicultural Week.
Bollywood Film Night (DXP Multicultural Awareness Week Event)
Friday, October 19, 2012
6:00 - 9:00pm, MUB 302
Join the sisters of Delta Xi Phi and the Indian Subcontinent Student Association as we watch fun Bollywood movie together! Bollywood movies are characterized by their grandiose scenes, music, theatrics, and dance numbers. Bollywoods can be comedies, dramas, romances, even action too! The movie film we will be watching is Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Happens), a romantic comedy drama.
Women's Studies Convocation
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
3:00 - 5:00pm, MUB Entertainment Center
Discover how Women's Studies Alumni are changing the world and making their mark with their degrees. Meet Women's Studies Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff! Light refreshments will be served! Co-sponsored by the UNH Women's Studies Program, OMSA, CONNECT, First Year Programs, and Race & Ethnic Studies.
OMSA SAY WHAT?! Do Good People go to hell?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
12:40 - 2:00pm, OMSA / MUB 327
Creating A Gender-Inclusive Campus
Monday, October 29, 2012
1:00 - 2:30pm, MUB Theater I
Although trans and gender-nonconforming people have become more visible on college campuses and in the media and popular culture over the last decade, many cisgender (non-transgender) student affairs professionals lack even a basic understanding of the lives of trans individuals and how to meet their needs through creating a more gender-inclusive campus. This Webinar will discuss the complex ways that students understand and express their gender today and the best practices and policies to support trans and gender-nonconforming students. Areas covered will include housing, facilities, health services, student activities, athletics, and admissions. A particular emphasis will be placed on how trans identities intersect with other aspect of student identities. Facilitated by Genny Beemyn from U-MASS Stonewall Center, and Sue Rankin from Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by the President's Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues and the UNH MUB.
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