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#Pride2019 is fast approaching!

Stay up to date with the latest on Pride events by visiting the Gantt Multicultural Center’s website here

 

Pride Events
March 25 – April 20, 2019

Ally Training
Monday March 25 
Register now here.
Awareness and Empathy from 9:00am – 11:00am, Daniel 213
The purpose of Awareness and Empathy is to make Clemson a more welcoming and inclusive place for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty. This is the beginning training for those interested in becoming allies. Participants will gain the basic understanding of sex, sexuality, and gender.

Action and Advocacy from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Daniel 213
This portion of ally training is dedicated to developing skills to practice allyship to the LGBTQ community. Through the Action and Advocacy portion, participants will gain skills to interrupt biased behavior and assess environments for LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

KaeLyn Rich Professional Development Workshop
March 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Hendrix Student Center Ballroom A
KaeLyn is the Assistant Advocacy Director for Chapters of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and is the staff writer for the popular online queer publication, Autostraddle.
Register here.

KaeLyn Rich Keynote Address
March 27, 6:00pm, Hendrix Stucdent Center McKissick Theatre

Sponsored by Gantt Multicultural Center, The Graduate School, the Humanities Advisory Board, and the President’s Commission on Black Faculty and Staff

Living Library
March 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Cooper Library Brown Room
Challenge stereotypes, make connections, and celebrate diversity through discussion and awareness! Human Library events aim to facilitate dialogue and understanding between people, or “books,” who have volunteered to discuss their real life experiences with “readers.” Come by Cooper Library on Thursday, March 28th to check out a different kind of book and chat about topics such as gender, local natural resources, sexuality, comic books, cultural shame, religion, relationships, farming, and more with other members of the campus community.
Sponsored by Cooper Library and the Gantt Multicultural Center

Feminist Friday: Genders and the Politics of Embodiment
March 29, 11:00am-12:00pm, Hendrix Student Center, David Peebles Room
The Feminist Friday explores nuanced LGBTQ+ gender expressions and the politics centering these expressions. During this Feminist Friday, participants will discuss topics such as “passing”, erasure, and more. RSVP Required, registration link to come.
Sponsored by Gantt Multicultural Center and the Office of Access and Equity

7th Annual Drag Show – TWO Nights
March 29, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Memorial Auditorium (Old Main/Tillman Hall) AND March 30, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Memorial Auditorium (Old Main/Tillman Hall)
The 7th Annual Drag Show will feature Clemson students in an amateur portion in addition to a wide range of professional performers from around the country. For more details, click here.
Coordinated by CLEMSONLiVE.

Clemson LGBTQ+ Campus Life: Past, Present, and Future Panel Discussion
March 30, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Hendrix Student Center McKissick Theatre
Come hear this panel of alumni and a current student who will share their experiences and thoughts of Clemson LGBTQ+ Life on campus from the 1980s to now.
Coordinated by the Clemson LGBTQ+ Alumni Club, sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

Love, Simon: Queer Film Showing and Dialogue
April 1, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Hendrix Student Center McKissick Theater
Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Sponsored by PFLAG Greenville.

Forgotten Identities: TAPAS and TAPIS
April 2, 11:00am-1:00pm, Hendrix Student Center David Peebles Room
Enjoy tapas while creating an intentional dialogue around forgotten identities and how to best support them.
Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

Queer Scholarship Showcase
April 4, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Hendrix Student Center Ballroom B
Scholarship comes in all forms. Come listen to a variety of scholars share lightning rounds of their work focused on the LGBTQ+ community. Sponsored by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) and the Gantt Multicultural Center.

Chosen Family Poetry and Art Show
April 4, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Honors College Great Hall
Sponsored by the Feminism Club, CU Wellness, and Gantt Multicultural Center.

Pride Prom
April 4 from 10:00pm – midnight in The Barnes Center
Students are invited to Clemson’s Pride Prom! Come celebrate Pride Week with dancing, music, free food, bowling, arcade games, and more! All are invited, and please bring Clemson ID! Wear what makes you proud, formal or not!
Coordinated by the CUSG LGBTQIA+ Engagement Committee.

LGBTQ Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Mixer
April 5, 7:30pm, Nick’s Tavern and Deli
While the students have their prom night, come join us at Nick’s Tavern for a soda, drink, and/or food! We’ll have a reserved spot for a group but feel free to just come by and enjoy the company friends.
Sponsored by the LGBTQ Commission.

Rainbow Ball
April 20, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Palmetto Ballroom
RAINBOW Ball will be an opportunity for the Clemson student body to experience ball culture. The phrase “ball culture” is in reference to the New York underground drag/ball scene and highlights the culture that LGBTQ+ P.O.C. have created for themselves. This ball will be a place for attendees to express themselves freely through fashion, dance, and general camaraderie with their peers. There will be themed “categories” for attendees to walk our runway in, music for them to dance to, and fun to be had.
Sponsored by RAINBOW.

Contact Ciera Durden at cierad@clemson.edu or 864-656-7625 for more information or accessibility needs.

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