Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rainbow Report

Rainbow Report

University of Maryland, College Park

“The unstoppable & QUEER.”

"The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow."

~Charles R. Brownces

Please don't forget to "like" our NEW Facebook page, as the old one will become obsolete. http://www.facebook.com/equitycenter

LGBT Equity Programs:

* Queer Study Time (Every Wednesday)

o Wednesdays at 2PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Don’t forget to study! Even though the semester is just beginning you can bring your homework for some low-key study time in a relaxed environment.

* Queer Luncheon (Every Thursday)

o Thursdays from 11:30AM-12:30PM, 2218 Marie Mount Hall.

o Come bring your lunch, and your friends. We'll bring the board games, the card games, the music, and the queer space. Allies are encouraged to join us!

* Safe Space(Every Thursday):

o November 10, from 7:30 to 9:00, 2308 Marie Mount Hall

o a supportive environment for students navigating identity, coming out, or transitioning. It is a partnership between the LGBT Equity Center and Pride Alliance.

Co-sponsored Programs:

* An Evening Celebrating the LGBT Community at CSPAC

o Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:30-9:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

o Regie Cabico, the “Lady Gaga of spoken word artists” 5:30PM at the Cafritz Foundation Theatre. Free Admission.

o LGBT Reception and Pizza Party-- 6:30PM at the Upper Pavilion. Free, Please RSVP to lizzeta@umd.edu

o New York Festival of Song: Manning the Canon: Songs of Gay Life. 8PM at the Gildenhorn Recital Hall. Student Tickets, $9.

* TerPAC LGBT Speaker

o November 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM, at Adele H. Stamp Student Union in Prince George's Room.

o TerPAC is excited to bring the fascinating Assi Azar, an LGBT filmmaker and speaker from Israel, to come speak to us and screen his movie. Mr. Azar was voted one the "Top 100 Influential Gays" by Out Magazine in 2009 and is a well-known TV personality in Israel. More information about him can be found at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3786694,00.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assi_Azar

o TerPAC's goals on campus include showing the benefits of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, promoting a pro-Israel agenda, and creating effective campaigns and events for the campus-wide community to celebrate Israeli culture.

Additional Announcements:

* Transgender Panel

o Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:30-7:30 PM Jiminez Room in Stamp

o Join us as we learn more about the issues and experiences transgender people face at the University of Maryland. This event will be co-sponsored by The One Project, The Help Center, and Trans U. Come out and learn more! Bring your friends!

o To view the event on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=294998063851380

* TransU (This Thursday):

o November 10, 2011, 6-7 PM 0120 Jiminez

o a discussion and safe space for those who identify as transgender, gender queer, or otherwise feel restricted by conventional definitions of "man" and "woman".

* Women2Women (W2W)(Every Tuesday):

o November 8, 7-8PM, 0120 Jimenez.

o A discussion group for LGBTQQIA- identified women.

* Bro to Bro (Every Tuesday):

o November 8, 6:30- 7:30 pm, Terrapin Room A

o a group for LGBTQQIA- identified men.

* True Colors of Maryland (TCOM)(Every Thursday):

o November 10, 7-9PM, 0120 Jimenez.

o a discussion group for LGBTQQIA people of all colors.

* LGBT Bowling League

o Tuesdays at 7PM, at the AMF Center.

o Step over the Rainbow and put on your Ruby Red Bowling shoes for a Twisted Tuesday night. Each bowler completing the season gets a new pair of bowling shoes& 1st Place Team also gets USBC Rings.

o Each bowler is entered in raffle for chance at winning Free Entry to Annual Rainbow Tournament held in April at AMF College Park Lanes. Preview lanes w/3 Free Gms for bowlers committing to join. Plus More!

o For more information, contact CC Ford/Founder & Secretary at rainbowlamfleague@yahoo.com (202) 997-3918, or visit www.therainbowlleague.com

* The One Project Baltimore Trip

o Friday, November 11, 4-8 PM. Leaving from Cole Field House.

o The cost is only $8, a huge discount from the normal price of over $30! Should be a fun time to meet some new people, get out of the DC area, and possibly explore a new area.

o If you would like to reserve a spot in the van, please reply to theoneproject-news@listserv.umd.edu, with your name and phone number.

* 2011 DC Metro GLBT Studies Symposium: Scholarship to Action

o Saturday, November 19, 12-6PM at American University

o Whether you want to learn about domestic partner benefits, sex trafficking of LGBT youth, queer life in the Middle East or the NCAA’s transgender policies, the GLBT Studies Symposium has a session for you! These are just a few of the topics covered during program and poster presentations! For more information, including the schedule and full list of presentations, please visit www.american.edu/glbta.

o There will also be an award ceremony, followed by a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

o The GLBT Studies Symposium is a collaborative effort between American, Howard, George Mason and George Washington Universities and will be held on the 2nd floor of the Mary Graydon Center at American University. The Symposium is free for all attendees and is open to everyone, including community members.

o Please register for the Symposium online at http://tinyurl.com/3pa69s6. For more information please visit www.american.edu/glbta. For additional inquiries please contact Jacob Wilson at wilson@american.edu.

* Deconstructing the Sexual Binary Workshop

o Thursday, November 10th, 6-7:30pm, Terrapin Room A in Stamp.

o FREE EVENT offered by AISU and the MICA office

o How do we construct sexuality and gender expressions? Typically, we understand sexuality and gender as binaries, that is, gay andstraight or man and woman. This workshop will use an interactive approach to deconstruct and reconstruct our understanding of the sexual paradigm utilizing the Native American Indian concept of “two spirits” as a catalyst for critical examination of sexuality and gender.

o Check out other events happening for Native American Indian Heritage Month at http://thestamp.umd.edu/mica/american_month.html

* Spring 2012 Internship at the Human Rights Campaign

o November 8, 6-7PM, 0120 Jiminez.

o The Human Rights Campaign would like to inform you of their Spring 2012 Internship Opportunities. They offer internships in 20 program areas, ranging from political to development, communications to educating Americans. An HRC intern can expect to gain valuable professional skills while developing her or his voice as an LGBT advocate and leader and connect with some of the foremost LGBT and allied leaders through educational brown bag seminars and other events.

o The Spring 20112 Internship Application is now live and the priority deadline is November 21st. The internship is from January-April and can be done part or full time. Further details can be found on the HRC website.

o Please contact HRC at intern@hrc.org with any questions or concerns.

* Register for an LGBT Leadership Course!

o EDCP 418I - Special Topics in Leadership: LGBT Leadership

o Tues/Thurs......12:30pm - 1:45pm

o Instructors – Craig Leets (cleets@umd.edu) and Ashlei Tobin-Robertson (ashleitr@umd.edu)

o Course Description: This course, open to all students, will demonstrate how different leadership models can provide frames into creating major social change and personal growth. Specific emphasis will be placed on LGBT identities and their intersections with concepts of race, class, religion, ability, and other areas of social privilege. EDCP418I is structured as a participatory, action-oriented course. Students will develop and demonstrate communication skills for engaging within and across social identities as active participants. Collaboratively, the class will create, execute, and evaluate campus-based programs to benefit the LGBTQQIA communities.

* Holy Redeemer Metropolitan Community Church

o Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm, November 9, 16, & 23, 2011—The Bible and Homosexuality, an open and honest Bible Study examining the controversial texts. Yes, persons can be Christian and Gay! Rev. David K North, BA, MS, MDiv. Instructor.

o For additional information: 301-982-5775 hrmcc@comcast.net www.hrmcc.org

* Participate in an LGBT Survey

o Oct 24 2011- Nov 30 2011

o Mihee Kim is a doctoral student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She is conducting an online news experiment, which will award $25 cash to five randomly-selected participants who complete the 15 minute experiment online.

o If you would like to participate in this online study, please click following URL and then register. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/signup_l

o This study is to investigate how audiences' current opinions influence on their perception of online news about controversial issues including same sex marriage. This study will help to understand how online news about issues related to LGBT such as same sex marriage is accepted by audiences.

* National Union of Jewish LGBT Students (NUJLS) Annual Conference

o February 17-19, American University, Washington DC

o Join NUJLS for our annual conference this spring at American University in Washington DC. Come together to celebrate both queer and Jewish identities, make new friends and participate in engaging workshops surrounding advocacy and leadership.

o Since 1997, NUJLS has hosted an annual conference brinGing together Jewish LGBT students for a weekend filled of fun, friendship and learning. Over 1000 alumni call NUJLS a second family. NUJLS welcomes all students, regardless of how they identify and their personal identity.

o Pre-Registration is already underway. Visit www.nujls.org to pre register today or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/nujls. Email nujls2012@gmail.com for more information.

Would you like your announcement or program to appear in Rainbow Report? The Report is typically sent out on Tuesdays. To ensure your announcement’s consideration for publication, submit it via this form at least one week in advance: http://lgbt.umd.edu/newsletteritem.html

Would you like the LGBT Equity Center to consider co-sponsoring one of your events by lending our name, resources, or outreach support? Please submit all co-sponsorship requests through this web form at least one week prior to requesting a decision on your co-sponsorship request. Resources are limited. http://lgbt.umd.edu/cosponsorship.html If you wish to engage in a deeper collaboration beyond event co-sponsorship, please talk and meet with us directly.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at 301-405-8720, by e-mail at lgbt@umd.edu, or come to our office. We are located in 2218 Marie Mount Hall.