Events & Programs
Fall 2020 Virtual Events & Programs
9/4 (Friday): Office of LGBTQ Services Welcome: Virtual Trivia Night
The Office of LGBTQ Services welcomes LGBTQ identifying students and allies to engage in a virtual trivia night that will introduce you to the office and us to each other.
9/10 (Thursday): Di(ne)alogue, Virtual, 5-6:30pm
Are you transgender (binary or non-binary), GNC, genderqueer, or questioning? Join Di(ne)alogue, a private, confidential dinner and discussion group! Share your thoughts and experiences as we build a close-knit community of trans friends and family.
9/18 (Friday): "Where, When, and How of LGBTQ Allyship?": A Panel as part of Building Campus Inclusion Week
The Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity coordinates a week of workshops and panels for Building Campus Inclusion Week.
Panel Abstract: LGBTQ Allyship on college campuses often starts in the form of trainings and discussions around “safe spaces,” such as in our own R.A.I.S.E. training. This interactive workshop will include a discussion around when and where bias happens on and off campus, and how to respond to bias in ways that extend our models beyond the singular safe space and the singular ally in order to support LGBTQ community. Participants will expand their understanding of queer justice in order to think expansively about how to create a campus climate void of discrimination around sexual orientation and gender identity.
9/23 (Wednesday): Bisexuality Awareness Day, Social Media Campaign & Virtual Mixer
9/24 (Thursday): RAISE training for Faculty and Staff, Zoom, 5-6:30pm
Please join the Office of LGBTQ Services for R.A.I.S.E. (Red Devils Advocating for Inclusive Spaces for Everyone) Training for FAS! R.A.I.S.E. focuses on allowing FAS and students to engage more deeply and personally in issues related to the LGBTQQIA+ community. During the training, we hope that participants will gain a better awareness of their own personal biases and barriers to being an effective ally to the LGBTQQIA+ community.
10/9 (Friday): QTPOC Salon: The Intersections of LGBTQ Activism, Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19, Virtual, 12:00 - 1:00pm
The last year has brought the history of racialized violence and marginalization to the forefront of national discussions, but our current moment is shaped by deep roots connecting LGBTQ and anti-racist activism. Come together for a guided discussion of these topics with Vincent Stephens, Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, and Todd Nordgren, Director of the Office of LGBTQ Services, in honor of National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month. Participants will be asked to read two short articles in advance of the salon and are encouraged to come ready to participate in open and interactive discussion.
10/9 (Friday): “Trout Un-Mute: Lissa Rivera,” Virtual 2:00-2:30pm
Explore gender, identity, and sexuality through the eye of photographer Lissa Rivera. In this Trout Gallery-sponsored event, Student Interpreters will lead an informal discussion on representations of gender-fluidity in two works from Rivera's series The Silence of Spaces.
10/9 ?(Friday): Out on(line)?Britton,?Virtual,?4:00-6:00pm?
Join the Office of LGBTQ Services for this year's "Out?on?Britton," which takes places in honor of National Coming Out Day!?A series of events will center on this day, including many synchronous virtual salons, discussion groups, and “Resource Fair Tables” from 4:00-6:00PM for students to attend and drop in throughout the day. Students also can record and share their stories of coming out, messages of support, and other videos.
10/10 (Saturday): MOB LGBTQ Students & Allies Speed Meet & Greet, 7:00-8:00PM
MOB & The Office of LGBTQ Services collaborate to present a Speed Meet & Greet for LGBTQ Students and Allies in celebration of National Coming out Day and LGBTQ History Month.
10/12 (Monday): Indigenous People’s Day Event
The American Studies Department and the Office of LGBTQ Services cohost a social media campaign focused on the histories of gender identity and expression and sexuality among Native and Indigenous Americans.
10/12 (Monday): Making Connections: Virtual LGBTQ Alumni Event
Interested in growing a network of Dickinson alumni who identify as LGBTQ? Excited to meet key alumni who shared your experiences? Want to reflect on your own time at Dickinson as you look to the future? Join us for this exploratory event bringing together alumni and students to envision an LGBTQ Alumni Network for Dickinson, in celebration of National Coming Out Day!
Register here: https://our.dickinson.edu/21AELGBTQFALL
10/15? (Thursday):?Di(ne)alogue,?Virtual, 5:00-6.30pm?
Are you transgender (binary or non-binary), GNC, genderqueer, or questioning? Join Di(ne)alogue, a private, confidential dinner and discussion group! Share your thoughts and experiences as we build a close-knit community of trans friends and family?
10/15 (Thursday): Spirit Day,? Social Media Campaign?
Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBTQ youth and to speak out against bullying and bias. Join us by showing and sharing your spirit for this anti-LGBTQ bullying visibility event and campaign online.
10/20 (Tuesday): Gender & Sexuality in Modern American Art: Frida (2002) in coordination with WGSS, virtual, 7:00-9:30pm
Join Professor Elizabeth Lee’s class on “Gender and Sexuality in Modern American Art,” for a screening of Frida (2002), starring Selma Hayek as the surrealist Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo! Sit back and enjoy the film, with a brief discussion to follow.
10/21 (Wednesday): International Pronouns Day,?Social Media Campaign?
International Pronouns Day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Join the Office of LGBTQ Services online to learn more about pronouns.??
10/22 (Thursday): "Explore the 7 Cs at the Movies": Discussion about?Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen?(2020), Zoom, 3:30-4:30PM?
Join the Office of LGBTQ Services and the Student Leadership and Engagement Office (SLCE) to discuss the 2020 movie?Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen?and the Social Change Model. Watch the film in advance and come ready to learn and share your thoughts.?
10/23 (Friday): Pride Shabbat?
Join the Asbell Center for Jewish Life and the Office of LGBTQ Services for an exploration of Jewish and LGBTQ experiences. This event will celebrate these connections and looks to expand our commitments to bringing together different aspects of our identities.
10/26 (Monday): RAISE Training for students,?Virtual, 5:00-6:30pm?
R.A.I.S.E. focuses on allowing students to engage more deeply and personally in issues related to LGBTQ Services. During the training, we hope that participants will gain a better awareness of their own personal biases and barriers to being an effective ally to the LGBTQ community. Participants will become equipped with tools to be able to respond both actively and proactively. This program expects participants to commit to ongoing and continuous education and learning. Register on EngageD.
10/26 ?(Monday): Ace/Aro Awareness Day, Social Media Campaign
Asexual Awareness Week, an international campaign to educate individuals about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, grey-asexual experiences. Join us online to learn about ace and aro identities and to share your stories with the Dickinson community!
10/28 (Wednesday): Bisexuality Mixer, Virtual, 5:00-6:30
Are you bisexual or questioning? Continue the success of our last bisexual mixer by coming together to share your experiences of being bisexual on and off campus, learn more about the bisexual community, and plan future programming specific to bisexual identity.
11/12 (Thursday): Di(ne)alogue, Virtual, 5-6.30pm
Are you transgender (binary or non-binary), GNC, genderqueer, or questioning? Join Di(ne)alogue, a private, confidential dinner and discussion group! Share your thoughts and experiences as we build a close-knit community of trans friends and family
11/20 (Friday): Trans Day of Remembrance, Zoom, 5-8pm
Sharing reflections and poetry, art, and the names and stories of those lost this year in a digital booklet. Download a copy here.
Academic Semester ends December 5th
The events and programs offered by the Office of LGBTQ Services are expanding and changing each year. Please sign up for our weekly newsletter for the most up-to-date information about our offerings using our sign-up form. The following list is not exhaustive and is subject to change, but gives a good overview of the type of opportunities that can be expected.
- Bisexuality Awareness Day
- Film Series/Screenings
- Lavender Reception
- LGBTQ Health Awareness Week
- LGBTQ+ Identified Faculty, Staff, Administrator, and Student Gatherings
- Love Your Body Week
- Out On Britton – Celebration of National Coming Out Day
- Spirit Day
- World AIDS Day
- Queer Beers - for Dickinson Faculty, Staff, & Administrators