Sunday, November 11, 2007

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil, and National Mix it Up Day

There are two big programs coming up this week:
1. Mix It Up Day Lunch and Town Hall
2. International Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

1. Tuesday, November 13th is National Mix It Up Day. There are two great events planned, so you can get free food and meet new people all day.

- From 11 Am - 1 PM in the Gargoyle, the Office of Student Activities and Campus Week of Dialogue present the Mix It Up Day lunch. Come and enjoy FREE samosas, Jimmy John's sandwiches, and Greek food! Meet people you've never met before! Learn something new about yourself! Break boundaries! Have fun! Listen to a faculty speaker talk about "mixing it up"!

- From 6-8 PM, the first ever Wash U campus-wide Town Hall discussion on prejudice and discrimination. A group of students representing over 25 on campus organizations have come together in response to the need for students to talk about discrimination on campus. From 6-7, there will be a town hall-style forum in Wilson 214 for people to share their stories and express their thoughts. From 7-8, there will be a dinner in the Mallinkrodt Food Court where we'll talk about what we can do to make Wash U an inclusive environment for EVERYONE. Come to be heard and hear others.

2. International Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 7PM
South 40 Clocktower.
Reception in The Gargoyle in Mallinkrodt Center

Join us for our annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil. Come together to mourn the people murdered in the past year due to anti-transgender violence. Hear the stories of people who were killed and help raise awareness about violence against those with differing gender identities and gender expressions. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Several religious leaders will be present to speak (including Father Gary Braun from the Catholic Student Center and Rev. Andrew Benko of Episcopal Campus Ministries) but the event is not inherently religious. Local transgender musician Adhamh Roland will also sing.

Learn more about TDOR:

We will NOT be having a GBM this week, but after Thanksgiving break, we'll resume having them every other week. As always, if you have questions or concerns, e-mail I hope to see some of you at these events!

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