Fall 2015 Events:

Check out the Fall 2015 Poster! 

Latin@ Heritage Month Speaker: Dr. Celiany Rivera Velázquez

"Adventures of a Puerto Rican Feminist Documenting Caribbean Queer Movements"
Keynote and Q&A
Tuesday, September 29
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Donahue 403

Through words, images and sounds Dr. Rivera Velasquez will narrate the multimedia tales and epiphanic moments that served as turning points in her exploration of the different modalities of queer art and activism in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Presentation will include an overview of recent artistic projects led by queer Caribbean women disrupting and reframing traditional Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican femininities through performance and media. Audience members will be engaged in small group conversations about: how to be true to one's values, how to be transparent, and how can one feel aligned with one's integrity though an academic or professional path. 

LGBTQ+ History Month/National Coming Out Day Event

Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love
Performance and Q&A
Thursday, October 8
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Donahue Cafe (Donahue Basement)

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with a performance of "Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love" by Terna and Wazina. Coming Out Muslim captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one's sense of self and relationship with Islamic faith. Terna and Wazina utilize traditional storytelling and conversation as the medium for exploring the broad range of their experiences as queer Muslims. The stories Coming Out Muslim range from tales about other people's theories between one's culture and religion, and love - romantic and spiritual. Coming Out Muslim is both funny and poignant. 

Native American Heritage Month Speaker

Adrienne Keene
Keynote and Q&A
Tuesday, November 3
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Donahue Cafe (Donahue Basement)

What is cultural appropriation? Who has the right to represent Native Cultures? How do Hollywood, the fashion industry, and sports mascots contribute to the marginalization of Native peoples? The creator of Native Appropriations, Adrienne Keene, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will discuss the ways pop culture represents Native peoples and how these images affect contemporary Indigenous communities. The ways Native communities are pushing back against misrepresentations through online platforms and social media will also be discussed - including cases involving companies such as Urban Outfitters, Paul Frank, and Netflix. 

Trans Awareness Week Speaker: Bamby Salcedo

Keynote and Q&A
Wednesday, November 11
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Munce Conference Room (Archer 110)

Bamby Saucedo is a highly regarded, internationally recognized activist, advocate, and community organizer. Join Bamby for a discussion of the lives of Trans women of color, immigration, and the intersections of race and gender. A Q&A will follow. 

Meals will be served at all events.

All events are free and open to the entire Suffolk community. Seating is limited and is first come, first serve.