LGBT History Month Events This Week

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 kicks off LGBT History Month, presented by the Office of Campus Life and GLBT Services. The entire month of October is filled with events and activities. The following are the events scheduled for the first week:

Safe on Campus – Faculty/Staff Session
October 1, 2014, 1-3 p.m. in the Hermann Hall lower level Bog
Office of Campus Life will facilitate a two-hour ally training session for interested faculty and staff. This workshop educates the campus community of the history of LGBTQ persons and helps identify terms and experiences through engaging activities. Sign up in advance here.

The Sharing Table
October 2, 2014, Noon-1:45 p.m., McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), The Commons
Sponsored by the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Discuss LGBTQ history and current events, share stories and experiences, and connect with fellow students, staff and faculty.

IIT Movie Night – Stonewall Uprising
October 3, 2014, 5:15 p.m., Life Sciences Room 232
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology and Humanities Department
When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. This 90-minute documentary draws upon eyewitness accounts and rare archival material to bring this pivotal event to life. Snacks will be provided.

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. in Siegel Hall Room 203, a Safe on Campus training session will be held for students. Sign up in advance here.

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