5:30-6:30pm: Frank Perez Lecture: “History of Gay New Orleans” (LBC 210) Author Frank Perez, who wrote The Café: Lafitte in Exile, grew up in Louisiana and now lives in the French Quarter he gives walking tours of the history of Gay New Orleans. Perez will be discussing what he learned in researching the history of LGBTQ New Orleans.
7:30pm: A Reading by Tracy K. Smith, the 16th Florie Gale Arons Poet
(Freeman Auditorium) Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. Smith currently teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University. Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute.
5-6pm: SWEET Weekly Meeting (Mosaic Lounge) SWEET is Tulane’s club for lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, and trans women, as well as their allies. 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 New Orleans’ LGBTQ community. Loyola students are also welcome.
6:30-7:30pm: GES Weekly Meeting (Mosaic Lounge) All trans, non binary, and gender non-conforming Tulanians (and allies)! Gender Exploration Society (GES) is a group in which you can feel comfortable exploring your gender identity. We meet weekly in the MOSAIC Lounge in Warren and alternate between social meetings and focused meetings with a goal in mind. This semester we’ll be facilitating a Peer to Peer Trans 101 event and screenings and events for Trans Awareness Week in November. We strive to make Tulane a safe environment for trans, non binary, and gender non-conforming students.
12-2pm: Wednesday’s with the O (LBC 203) Come take a mid-week break, relax, and enjoy good company and free food. As it is the first Wednesday of the month this will be held in Stibbs, LBC 203 with some food from Zea Rotisserie & Grill. Join us and the Tulane University Center for Public Service as we hear from Myron Miller: President of REED Renaissance Initiative & Vayla Youth Leader. VAYLA is a progressive multi-racial community-based organization in New Orleans that empowers youth and families through supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change. Hosted by the O (Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity / Office of Multicultural Affairs / Religious Life).
5:30 RECEPTION (LBC: Qatar Ballroom) 6:30pm LECTURE (LBC: Kendall Cram) Wealth, Merit, Class, Race, & Higher Education: 50th Anniversary of Desegregation of Tulane Culminating Event The planning committee for the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Tulane is pleased to announce the culminating event of an eighteen-month commemoration with a keynote lecture featuring Dr. Lani Guinier, civil rights attorney and first tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard. Her presentation will focus on what paths private universities can and should be pursuing to achieve the still elusive goal of robustly diverse undergraduate student bodies along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation. Sponsored by: 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Tulane Planning Committee, Office for Multicultural Affairs, and the African & African Diaspora Studies.
Cancelled: QSA Weekly Meeting
3-4pm: SPECTRUM (Mosaic Lounge) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and The Ofﬁce for Gender & Sexual Diversity (OGSD) are proud to announce a new support group for those with diverse gender identities and expressions.
7-8pm: Trans 101 by the Gender Exploration Society (LBC 208)
This will be a peer led Trans 101 session hosted by the undergraduate student organization: Gender Exploration Society. If you want to learn more about trans identities, pronouns, being a good ally to trans people, the difference between sexuality and gender, transphobia, and more, please come join us! We look forward to seeing you there.
3pm: GSAC Meeting (LBC: Reiss Lounge) The Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC) will hold it’s third meeting of the year. GSAC is a coalition of student leaders from across the university whose work focuses on gender- and sexuality- related issues. GSAC meets 4-5 times each semester to collaborate and discuss significant issues and events on campus. GSAC also represents gender- and sexuality-related issues to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). If you are interested in learning more about GSAC or representing or organization on GSAC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.