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July 10: LGBTQ Ally Development Training

Metropolitan State University’s Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center invites you to Ally Development Training at 1–4 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, Room 302, 645 East Seventh Street.

An aspiring “ally” is a member of the majority group who works to end oppression in their professional and personal life. Allies are also advocates for the minority population.

Seventy percent of first-year lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer college students consider leaving school out of fear from being bullied or harassed. However, Ally and Safe Space programs have been shown to be effective tools for helping LGBTQ students and staff feel safer and more included in college communities.

To register for the training or for more information, contact the Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center at WLGBTQ@metrostate.edu.

June 24-25: Volunteer at Twin Cities Pride

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Join the Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center in representing Metropolitan State University and Lavender Bridge, the LGBTQ student organization, at this year’s Twin Cities Pride Festival. The festival will be Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.
Volunteers are need to be present at the booth for  two-hour shifts. The resource center encourages first-time attendees to volunteer and experience the diversity, culture, information, festivities, and community that Twin Cities Pride engenders.  Past volunteers are also welcome to continue the tradition of representing Metropolitan State in the community. Be a part of a Twin Cities tradition of celebrating diversity, fostering inclusion, inspiring education, and creating awareness about issues that impact the LGBTQIA+ community.
Learn more about Twin Cities Pride, here:  https://www.tcpride.org/
Sign up for volunteer shifts using this link:
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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week at Metropolitan State April 17-20

The Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resources Center presents Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention, which will will run from April 17 to April 20.  For information on each event, please check out the poster below.  Hope to see you there to help create safety and awareness for all on the Metropolitan State campus!

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Women’s History Month Event: Art activism exhibition

As part of the Women’s History Month theme of: Working Together for Women’s Empowerment, the Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center hosted the Art Activism Exhibition,  Thursday, March 30.

Each piece of art was created to amplify the voices of grassroots organizing and visitors were invited to make their own artwork in response.

All of the month’s events recognized and celebrated women’s lives, women’s rights, women’s leadership, and women’s activism, throughout March.

Photo Gallery:

Photography by Kevin O’Connor

March 2017: Women’s History Month Events

March is Women’s History Month, and a celebration and acknowledgement of the lives, triumphs, struggles, and experiences of women who hold multiple, intersecting identities.

The Women’s and LGBTQ Student Resource Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Women’s History Month theme of: Working Together for Women’s Empowerment, and welcomes students to attend the events which will recognize and celebrate women’s lives, women’s rights, women’s leadership, and women’s activism, throughout March.

Click on each of the photos below for information on the events.

EMPOWERMENT PANEL
Thursday, March 23
4:30–6 p.m.
Student Center, Rm 101
690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul
Come learn from the lived realities and experiences of women leaders and activists in the community, and acquire ideas for how to contribute to grassroots organizing for social change. Light refreshments will be served.
Panelists include*:
Andrea Jenkins
Kazoua Kong-Thao
Bethany Bradley
Wintana Melekin
Senator Sandy Pappas
*Some panelists subject to pending confirmation

FILM SCREENING
Tuesday, March 28
4–5:30 p.m.
Library and Learning Center, First Floor Lounge, Rm 101
645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul
Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch tells the story of a lifelong social justice advocate, civil rights organizer and lesbian feminist activist. Come for the film screening and stay for a dynamic discussion afterward. Light refreshments will be served.

ART ACTIVISM EXHIBITION
Thursday, March 30
1–3:30 p.m.
New Main, Great Hall
700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul
View art that has been created to amplify the voices of grassroots organizing and make your very own piece of artwork in response.
Cookies will be served.

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