On May 3 from 4-6pm in EUC Kirkland, the Office of Intercultural Engagement will be hosting a Lavender Graduation ceremony for 9 undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating in May.
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995.
If you would like to attend and honor these graduates, please use the RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZxhpzWZDX2CC2-XsHauL8UqkTetIjRUdW7Ptfz7WVpHATDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Office of Intercultural Engagement is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride throughout the month of April with a variety of events, many of which are collaborations across campus!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Join OIE and Q+ (the new LGBT grad student association) next Monday, February 6, for the first film showing in our queer film series. In honor of Black History month, we will be showing the film Pariah at 7:30 pm in the Office of Intercultural Engagement's resource center. We hope to see you there and please share this message with interested students! Below is a summary of the film.
Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, and she is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura, Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, she strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity -- sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Location: Jackson Library Reading Room, 1st Floor
Join UNCG faculty and staff in conversation promoting the importance of diversity and multiculturalism on campus! Led by Dr. Omar Ali at 4pm.