1. 7th Annual Qolors Reception: Creative Resistance is Bold Resilience
The Q Center & the Ethnic Cultural Center-Theater host our annual and always awesome celebration. This year’s theme: “creative resistance is bold resilience” celebrates queer people of color and the many ways in which our intersectional experiences of oppression, hope, healing, community, and love are channeled into artistic activism.
Meet newly welcomed ECC/T Director, Marisa Herrera, mingle with students, faculty, staff, and community members, enjoy the emcee stylings of Kayla Huddleston, and hear from our keynote speaker, Lecturer in Comparative Literature Tamara Cooper.
As always, warm food, good times, and excellent cupcakes.
2. Welcome to the weekly countdown to Lavender Graduation 2012!
Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2011-2012 academic year. The Q Center and GBLTC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, same gender loving, two-spirit, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year end celebration. EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND WANTED!!!
The whens, wheres, whys and hows:
When: TUESDAY, June 5th, from 6-8 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m.
Where: THE UW TOWER, 2nd Floor Cafeteria (yes…we are queering up the panopticon peeps! (woot woot)
How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING please register here.
Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer folk we are often “required” by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. If you have cultural regalia you wish to wear proudly, please do so! If you want to dress up, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities!