Thanks to everyone that showed up to our first meeting last week--we've looked over all of your suggestions and have come up with a great series of events for the year. We've even established a calendar for the fist half of the semester, and we promise to stick to it, like, 100%. I swear. Here it is, in chronological order:
Central West End Outing: Thursday, September 21 @ 8:10PM. Meet us at the shuttle stop at Mallinckrodt center and join us for a trip to the Central West End, a fun and very GLBT-friendly part of St. Louis. After taking the bus to the CWE, we will drop by Left Bank Books and then walk over to Cartel, a 24-hour coffee shop. Everyone who comes gets free ice cream or coffee!
Bad Education @ the Tivoli: Tuesday, September 26th @ 6:30PM. Meet by the clocktower and then get shuttled over to the Tivoli on the loop, OR meet us at the loop by 6:45. The first 15 people to RSVP to this e-mail will get reimbursed by Pride for half the ticket price! Bad Education is part of the Pedro Almodovar film festival going on at the Tivoli (and all over the country) next month. You can learn more about Bad Education , and the Viva Pedro Film Series by following the links.
The Legacy of Matthew Shepard: Tuesday, October 3rd @ 8PM in Graham Chapel. Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, who was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime in October 1998, will be giving a presentation about the danger and impact of hate crimes and hate language. A renowned public speaker, Ms. Shepard will offer WashU and the St. Louis community a powerful and engaging speech on her experience since her son's tragic murder. Ms. Shepard is the Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and all proceeds from her speaking engagements go directly to the foundation.
Awareness Week: October 16th through 20th, featuring, but not limited to, the following events:
- Multiculturalism in the GLBT community: Monday, October 16th @ 8PM. Location TBA. The event will be a group discussion format--more details, including co-sponsorships, in the coming weeks.
- Safe Zones Open Ally Workshop: Tuesday, October 17th from 7-10PM in Women's Building 300. Get trained!
- Project Runway Season Finale Party: Wednesday, October 18th, 8:45 to 10:15PM. South 40 Location TBA. Free food and free catty commentary provided.
All of these events will be listed and updated as necessary on the spark calender. Please respond to RSVP to the movie event or if you have any questions or comments. Have a great end-of-the-week, and I hope to see everyone at an event soon!