A tradition of resilience

April 8, 2019

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor graduating LGBTQIA+ students. At the U, we will be reaching a milestone by celebrating our 15th annual Lavender Graduation on campus!

Puppies, books and the revolution

March 1, 2019

Gabby Rivera (she/her) is a Bronx-born, queer Latinx writer…and our 2019 Women’s Week keynote! We asked a few personal questions to better understand Rivera’s philosophies and how she exercises them in her own life.

Claiming space

April 30, 2018

Affinity celebrations are responses to historical and ongoing exclusion and marginalization, allowing students to celebrate their persistence and resistance through college with their family, friends, and peers.

On Resilience

March 6, 2018

“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about- survival and growth.” – Audre Lorde

Representation, mental health and “Black Panther.”

February 20, 2018

Black History Month and celebrations of Black life going forward should be mindful of the “intersections of our identities, so that ‘Black’ doesn’t just mean cis-het, Hollywood size, Christian, and able-bodied.”

Pay it no mind.

February 5, 2018

Celebrating Black life means elevating the narratives of Black trans people, and we must start by saying the names of Black trans people who have prematurely lost their lives to institutional violence.

Kiman Kaur

February 5, 2018

Education—an important value to many. But for Kiman Kaur, education has become the most vital piece to her life and to her family.

Collisions and intersections

November 13, 2017

In higher education, we are beginning to discuss the intersection of social identities. However, we are far from constructively supporting intersectionality.


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