This Week On Campus!

Monday

5-6 pm: SWEET Weekly Meeting (Mosaic Lounge)

sweet-logo“Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane (SWEET) is the Tulane University student organization for lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, and trans women.  It’s a safe place for queer women to meet and discuss issues, plan fun social and fundraising activities, and volunteer at events to give back to the New Orleans’ LGBTIQA community. New members and Loyola students always welcome.”

Tuesday

5-7 pm: Film Screening of The Girl Next Door (Jones 108)
Director Christine Fugate (Newcomb College ’85) will provide her commentary. The movie is an intimate and humanizing look into the world of adult films from a never before seen perspective – from a woman director following a naive Oklahoma housewife as she becomes adult film superstar Stacy Valentine. Shot over two years this is the conflicting story between Stacy Baker (normal girl) and Stacy Valentine (porn star) and her desire for true love. Stacy allows us to experience the exotic world of pornography through the eyes of a former housewife from Oklahoma including the cost of selling a piece of your soul for a shot at fame. Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute.

5 pm: Newcomb-Tulane College Grant Deadline (NCI House)
All full-time undergraduates are invited to take advantage of the wide range of funding available for your academic pursuits, summer internships, and much more. Newcomb-Tulane College grants are reviewed on a monthly cycle, and the deadline to turn in applications for the last cycle is April 15 at 5:00 pm, via donuts@tulane.edu or in person at Cudd Hall, room 204. For more information, call the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Co-curricular Programs at 504-314-2801, email donuts@tulane.edu, or visit here to view grant descriptions.

5:30-7 pm: Careers in Social Justice Surrounding
Women and LGBTQIA Issues
(LBC 201)
Careers - Word Surrounded by DoorsThe Tulane Career Center, along with Newcomb College Institute and the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, will be hosting a panel for Careers in Social Justice surrounding Women and LGBTQIA issues. During this time, Tulane alumni from the New Orleans community will be present to discuss their current positions in this field. Students in attendance will be able to hear stories of panelists’ experience during their own job search and what to expect once they begin a career in this line of work. Open to all majors and all students. For questions, please contact Ed Pittman at epittma@tulane.edu.

Wednesday

12-2pm: Wednesdays With the O (LBC Garden Level: The O)
The OThis weekly social, with free food, happens every Wednesday.  Come take a mid-week break, relax, and enjoy good company and free food. Hosted by the O (Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity / Office of Multicultural Affairs / Religious Life).

8-9 pm: Queer Student Alliance Meeting (Mosaic Lounge, weekly)
QSA LogoNew and returning members welcome!!!  “Founded in 1972, the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is the oldest, continuously-operating LGBTIQA organization in the state of Louisiana. (The organization has been run under the names Gay, GALA, BiGALA, and most recently, MOSAIC.) We are an alliance that embraces the similarities and differences of all people: gay, lesbian, straight, a/pan/bi/poly/sexual, and transgender. As a group, we seek to promote awareness, tolerance, equality, and compassion in order to cultivate a healthy environment for all individuals at Tulane. We provide an open forum for discussion in a safe, nurturing environment, and facilitate fun and enriching social activities for all Tulane students. Whether you identify as gay, straight, trans*, lesbian, GNC, or anything at all, know that you are always welcome to come to our meetings.

Thursday

6-7 pm: Gender Exploration Society (GES) Weekly Meeting (Warren Hall: Mosaic Lounge)Transgender_symbol_HiResThe Gender Exploration Society (GES) is a club whose goal is to create a safe space for trans* and gender non-conforming (GNC) identified individuals and their allies. Our group is social and discussion-based; discussions can be about any topics including Trans* 101 lessons, learning terms, learning how to be a better ally, current events, or campus politics. Most importantly, this is a safe, tight-knit group where individuals are able to express their feelings about what is going on in their own self-exploration journeys and every-day lives, as well as receive support and advice. This is a judgment-free zone, and it’s a small group, so members usually feel comfortable sharing. In this space people are able to try out different names and pronouns, and what’s said in the group stays in the group. We stress that all identities are valid, open-mindedness, respect, and not “outing” people.