Fourth Week of LGBT History Month Events Takes Place

The fourth week of LGBT History Month, presented by the Office of Campus Life and GLBT Services, is underway at IIT. The following is a list of events scheduled for this week:

Queer Terminology 101
October 21, 1 p.m. in Hutchins, Shimer College
A second opportunity to join student Jamie Eastling for her presentation and discussion on important terms within the LGBTQ community and how to have conversations about queer identities. Whether you’re a queer-identifying person, longtime ally, or just want to find out more, this presentation is meant to engage everyone. Discussion and time for questions will follow.

Sarah Prager

Sarah Prager

Featured Speaker Sarah Prager
October 21, 7 p.m. in McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium
Sponsor: GLBT Services & Campus Life
Sarah Prager is best known for the creation of the Quist mobile app, which shares LGBTQ history with an audience of over 20,000 individuals in over 100 countries. The message behind it is simple and powerful: Every action makes a difference. The activism you do today makes history. She speaks about “LGBTQ History’s Relevance Today” and how movement-building works, using fascinating stories from little-known LGBTQ history to illustrate.

TransGeneration Episode Screening II
October 22, 12:45 p.m. in The Bog
Sponsor: GLBT Services & Campus Life
This will be a follow-up episode to the first screening of TransGeneration, though new viewers are also welcome to join. Lunch will be provided.

Conversations at the Crossroads: Intersectionality and the LGBT Community 
October 24, 1 p.m. MTCC Room 516
Sponsor: International Center & GLBT Services
Join us for a panel discussion and conversation about the intersections of race, ethnicity, culture and other segments of LGBTQIA identity. Snacks will be provided.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.