weekly update - Coming Out Week & Rea Carey of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
UNF LGBT Resource Center Weekly Update
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Mon Oct 11 16:05:49 EDT 2010
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UNF LGBT Resource Center Weekly Update - October 11, 2010
UNF's Annual Coming Out Week, 10/11 - 10-/15
The LGBTRC is excited to welcome Executive Director Rea Carey of the National Gay and Lesbian Task force for annual Coming Out Week from October 11-October 15, 2010. The event will kick off with a Coming Out Day Fair, on National Coming Out Day, at the Student Union. Show your pride and learn what the campus and Jacksonville community have to offer for the LGBTA population. On Oct. 14, Rea Carey will then speak about the State of the LGBT Movement .
Meeting to Discuss Recent Gay Youth Suicides, 10/12, 3:30pm, 58W/3605 -- Members of the campus community are invited to attend a special meeting of the Commission on Diversity's Subcommittee on LGBT Equity. This meeting will address the recent suicides of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the country and discuss efforts at UNF to support all students, faculty and staff. R.S.V.P. to mailto:unflgbt at unf.edu if you plan to attend. For more information, contact Ryan Miller at ext. 2939. Open to All
Candlelight vigil to remember the youth who have passed away, 10/12, 5:45pm-7pm, Members of the community are invited to attend the vigil starting at the Gandhi Statue located between Daniel Hall, Building 1, and Founders Hall, Building 2. After gathering, the group will then move to the Student Union Osprey Plaza for the rest of the vigil.
Student Leadership & Activism; 10/12, 7pm - 8:30pm, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3606-Living with Pride discussion series, student leadership and activism panel. Open to the public. Open to All
Free, Anonymous HIV Testing; 10/13, 1pm - 3pm, LGBT Resource Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111-Know your status and get tested. Open to UNF students, faculty and staff only.
"Queer Works" Photography Exhibit; 10/14, 5pm - 7 pm. Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Student Union, Building 59W, Room 2300-View Anne Goldbauer's photography of local LGBT groups. Open to All
State of the LGBT Movement; 10/14, 7pm, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3703-Hear from Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Open to All
Save the Date - A Community in Change, 10/15
The annual Coming Out Day Breakfast brings together people from the small business, corporate, educational and professional communities that have been active in supporting LGBT equality.
Working together, these communities are making Jacksonville a more LGBT-welcoming and inclusive city and at the same time improving our local economy. We invite you to join us in celebrating the activities and accomplishments that are making Jacksonville a "community in change", and a viable place for our LGBT youth to grow and thrive.
The breakfast is co-sponsored by Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN , Inc.) and the UNF LGBT Resource center. The fourth annual breakfast will include keynote speaker Rea Carey<http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/staff_directory/sort_by_name/ReaCarey>, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). For more information please visit jasmyn.org<http://www.jasmyn.org> or click here<http://comingoutdaybreakfast1015.eventbrite.com/> to purchase tickets. Open to Registered Participants
Save the Date - First Coast AIDS Walk, 10/23
The First Coast AIDS Walk has generated nearly $3,000 in commitments and donations. To register a team or for more information please email Avery Garner<mailto:theaidswalk at aol.com>. All team registrations must include a complete list of participants and a designated point of contact. Open to Registered Participants
Teaching Respect for All: Creating Safe Schools
for LGBT Students - 10/25
Teaching Respect for All: Creating Safe Schools for LGBT Students is a one-day seminar that aims to provide current and prospective school teachers, counselors, social workers, and administrators with the knowledge and tools to successfully create a school culture where all people, including LGBT people, are respected, free to express themselves, and able to reach their full potential.
The seminar is sponsored by JASMYN and the UNF LGBTRC and is funded by the Chartrand Foundation. A complete schedule of the seminar will be available online September 1 at JASMYN.org<http://www.jasmyn.org>, to register, please click here<http://teachingrespectforall.eventbrite.com>. Open to Registered Participants
Vigil Remembers LGBT Youth Suicides-10/12
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a candlelight vigil to remember the youth who have passed away due to harassment at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Gandhi statue located between Daniel Hall, Building 1, and Founders Hall, Building 2. After gathering, the group will move to the Student Union Osprey Plaza for the rest of the vigil. For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center at ext. 4720.
Living with Pride Discussion Series
Living with Pride is a discussion series on healthy living for the LGBT and ally communities. Every other week, the LGBT Resource Center and PRIDE Club will explore a different issue affecting LGBT people and their allies.
Please join us for discussion as we hear from community leaders and students about student leadership and activism. All series discussions will start at 7pm and will be in the Student Union West, room 3606. For more information visit the UNF LGBTRC events page<http://www.unf.edu/dept/lgbt/events.html>. Open to All
Tues. 10/12-Student Leadership
Tues. 11/9-Coming Out for
January 11 & 26 * February 8 & 23
March 8 & 30 * April 12
Annual Student Leadership Summit-10/15
The Summit is designed to be a high impact leadership development experience. All UNF students are invited to this very special event. There is no cost, but space is limited. The program starts with lunch at noon, includes great speakers, workshops and exhibitors, and continues into the early evening with a "Leaders' Reception" complete with food and culminating with a concert. Student participants will discover the opportunity to learn a great deal and have lots of fun.
Points are earned toward the Institute for Value, Community and Leadership's Leadership Certificate which demonstrates knowledge and practice of leadership grounded in values, integration, and community engagement. More than 300 students are expected to participate in this day-long event. Speakers include Dr. Reuben Brigety, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Jacksonville native, and Jon Gordon, entrepreneur, businessman and author of several best-selling books on leadership.
To register please click here<http://www.unf.edu/student-affairs/student-summit/>. For more information about the summit please email the Institute for Values, Community and Leadership<mailto:leadership at unf.edu> or call (904)620-5934. Open to Students
Free Confidential or Anonymous HIV Testing Available at LGBTRC
The LGBTRC, with the support of UNF Health Promotions, will have free confidential or anonymous HIV testing available by appointment. To schedule a test please email Natalie Nguyen<mailto:natalie.nguyen at unf.edu> or call (904)620-5197. Please include times of availability and contact information when leaving a phone message. Open to Students, Faculty & Staff
Ryan Miller, Ed.M., Coordinator * Natalie Nguyen, Program Assistant
Erin Burch * Gerald Joseph * Michael Lemley * Dane Lindquist * Caitlin Scott
About Weekly Updates:
The Center sends an update once a week (once every two weeks during the summer) on activities and events of interest to UNF's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally communities. To manage your subscription, or to un-subscribe, please click here<http://lists.unf.edu/mailman/listinfo/lbgtrc>. To submit an event for the update, please e-mail the LGBTRC<mailto:unflgbt at unf.edu>. The LGBTRC reserves the right to edit submissions and determine content of the Weekly Update.
About the LGBT Resource Center:
The Center is open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7pm * Friday - 9am-5pm
We are located in the Student Union (Building 58 East), Room 1111.
Contact us by phone (904)620-4720 or e-mail (unflgbt at unf.edu<mailto:unflgbt at unf.edu>).
If you have a disability and require accommodations for a UNF-sponsored event/activity, please contact the UNF Disability Resource Center at (904)620-2769 or (904)620-2969 for TDD/TTY at least five days before the event to enable us to provide you with a reasonable accommodation. You may also contact the LGBT Resource Center for assistance.
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