A Tradition of Resilience
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!
Affinity Graduations 2019
Graduation is just around the corner, and we’re excited to celebrate our newest alumni and their hard work. Congratulations to the Class of 2019, and don’t forget to RSVP for your affinity graduations!
Puppies, Books and the Revolution
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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
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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