Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OIE hosts Lavender Graduation - May 3rd

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