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UMD Pride Month 2018: Between | Beyond

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This Pride Month, we're honoring the nuance inherent to LGBTQ+ experience. Standing in a moment between the past and the future; living in the space between and beyond rigid binaries and social roles; and envisioning community between and beyond those that are solely activist or celebratory spaces-- we are anything but simple. Join us for a month-long series of events in which we, in the words of Leslie Feinberg, reserve our right to be complex! See the full calendar of events at stamp.umd.edu/pride.
April 2nd
LGBTQ+ Graduate Students Mix and Mingle
4:00 – 6:00pm | Graduate Student Lounge (0121, Stamp)
Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge to grab some pizza, meet with other LGBTQ and allied graduate students, and learn more about resources on campus. Presented and sponsored by Graduate Student Life, the Graduate School Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, and LGBT Equity Center.
April 4th
Reception and Workshop for Spouses and Partners of Doctoral Students: Navigating Work, Life, and Family
5:30 – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:00pm) | Grand Ballroom Lounge (1209, Stamp)
The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI) will be on-hand during this #Spartners session to point you to services and resources that help you navigate and manage work, life, and family responsibilities and find the right strategies/resources for you in managing work, life, and family responsibilities. Open to all spouses and partners (and families) of UMD graduate students.
April 5th
Condom Fashion Show
6:00 – 8:00pm | Grand Ballroom (1206, Stamp)
Welcome to the 6th annual Condom Fashion Show, hosted by Sex Week at Maryland! This event is a relaxing and creative way to inspire a conversation about safe sex and the prevention of STIs. Come join us to enjoy condom couture, music, pictures, food and awesome giveaways!
April 6th
The Non-Profit Industrial Complex
5:30 – 6:30pm| MICA Lounge (1120, Stamp)
Pride Alliance presents a critical discussion about the history of nonprofits, radical justice projects, and social/legal services for marginalized communities and how to implement social justice organizing strategies for the future.
April 7th
Sex Week Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Midnight – 2:00am | Hoff Theatre (0126, Stamp)
April 9th
Being Othered in Corporate America (Presented by the Smith School of Business)
6:30 – 8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm) | Frank Auditorium (Van Munching Hall)
Being Othered in Corporate America was created to bring a safe space to students in various historically marginalized groups and to create better understanding of the issues each community faces. Join us for discussions separated into 6 major categories: Black, Hispanic, Asian, Woman, LGBT, and Allied Identities with networking and food in between sessions.

Queer Yoga (in Partnership with RecWell)
6:45 – 7:45pm (arrive by 6:30) | Natatorium Studio (B0158, Eppley)
April 10th
Think Beyond Pink: No Pride in Apartheid
8:00 – 10:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm) | Hoff Theatre (0126, Stamp)
What is pinkwashing and how does it affect our perception of the Israeli occupation of Palestine? Join Pride Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voices for Peace for a night of performance and testimony about the lived experiences of Palestinian people, including LGBTQ+ Palestinian people. Our featured guests are Remi Kanazi, George Abraham, and Stephanie Skora!
April 12th
Sexual Violence & the LGBTQ Community
12:00 – 2:00pm | LCSL/MICA Conference Room (1121, Stamp)
In honor of both Pride Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a representative from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) will lead us in a conversation about the impact of sexual assault and relationship violence in the LGBTQ community. We will explore the particular issues and barriers to reporting and obtaining safe services often faced by LGBTQ survivors, and provide important information on resources, both on campus and in the Maryland community. Sponsored by the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) and the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA).

Speak your Truth: The LGBTQ Oral History Project Pt. I
3:00 – 6:00pm | LGBT Equity Center (2218, Marie Mount Hall)
The University Special Collections & University Archives, in collaboration with the LGBT Equity Center, will be conducting short interviews and gathering stories that reflect on and share the experience of being LGBTQ+ on campus or in the community! These will be preserved and added to the University Archives. Interested in sharing yours? RSVP at go.umd.edu/queertruth

SEE Presents: Drag Show
7:00 – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm) | Grand Ballroom (1206, Stamp)
Featuring drag queens and kings beat for the gods and ready to put on a show you won’t soon forget! Open to UMD students and the general public; tickets available at the Stamp Box Office.
April 13th
TRANS(form)ing Queer: The 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes Hall)
A daylong series of conversations about the history, present, and future of the overlapping, intersecting, but also often conflicting fields, bringing together scholars and artists to chart new directions for queer and trans studies. Register at: go.umd.edu/trans18
April 16th
AAPI LGBTQ+ Luncheon Workshop
12:00 – 1:00p | McKeldin Mall
This community gathering will approach the intersectionality of mental health issues for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) college students who may also identify as LGBTQ+. Join us for some sun and fun, as we connect over FREE LUNCH!
Meet at the MICA Conference Room at STAMP 1121, then we will walk over to McKeldin Mall together.

Individual FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173195539998171/

LGBTQ+ After Dark: Club Culture, Substance Use, and the LGBTQ+ Community
2:00 - 3:15pm | Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (0224)
Join us for a guided panel discussion on the history and context behind LGBTQ+ club culture, how alcohol and other drugs play a role in the health outcomes for queer communities, and related public health implications.

Alternatives to Capitalism: What does Queer Liberation Look Like?
7:00 - 9:00pm | Student Engagement Office Conference Room (0110, Stamp)
This event will explore how the LGBT movement has been incorporated into free markets and capitalism. It's a critical analysis on the effects of capitalism on queer communities, especially queer communities of color. Through a workshop, attendees will work together to imagine what queer liberation will look like under alternative frameworks to capitalism. Presented by Pride Alliance.
April 17th
Be the Change You Want to See: How You Can Be a Champion for LGBTQ Cancer Patients
11:30 am – 1:00pm | Benjamin Banneker (2212A, Stamp)
Featuring Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Associate Center Director for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health from GW Cancer Center, this talk focuses on cancer screening, prevention, and health equity for LGBTQ+ communities.

Vogue Workshop
5:30 – 7:30 pm (arrive by 5:15pm) | Art and Learning Center (0107, Stamp)
Come ready to bust a move in this interactive vogue dance workshop!
April 18th
Pride Month Tie Dye
5:00 – 7:00pm | McKeldin Mall (outside of Administration Building)
Come join Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) for tie dye on the Mall! Bring some used T-shirts, hats, or whatever else you would like to rainbow up! T-shirts provided while stocks last. Dye will be provided.

AAPI/Queer Monologues (in Partnership with Pride Alliance)
6:00 – 8:00pm | Atrium (1107, Stamp)
A night full of performances and poetry about being AAPI, LGBTQ+, and all intersections. This year’s highlight performer is queer and transgender Vietnamese American poet, performer, and teaching artist, Chrysanthemum Tran! Interested in performing? Sign-up at: go.umd.edu/QAAPI
April 19th
Speak your Truth: The LGBTQ Oral History Project Pt. II (in Collaboration with LGBT Equity Center and University Special Collections & University Archives)
3:00 – 6:00pm | LGBT Equity Center (2218, Marie Mount Hall)
RSVP at go.umd.edu/queertruth

The Shape of Water Film Screening (Presented by the Latin American Studies Center)
5:00 – 7:00pm (doors open at 4:45pm) | HJ Patterson Global Crossroads (Atrium)

An Evening with Zach Stafford, Grindr Editor-in-Chief
6:00 – 8:00pm | Colony Ballroom (2203, Stamp)
Pride Month is proud to present a conversation with Zach Stafford, Grindr and INTO Magazine Editor-in-Chief, former Editor-at-Large for OUT magazine and award-winning investigative reporter with the Guardian. Zach’s works centers the stories of those most marginalized, from LGBTQ+ people facing violence to persons of color coping with police brutality. This moderated conversation will be followed by an open Q&A, with refreshments and sexual health resources provided.

Out and Greek Panel
7:00 – 8:30pm | Tawes Hall (0310)
Join us as a panel of LGBTQ+ members of the Greek community share their experiences and promote allyship within fraternities and sororities life.
April 20th
Lavender Leadership Honor Society Induction (Presented by the LGBT Equity Center)
4:00 – 6:00pm, Memorial Chapel
A celebration of student leadership for LGBTQ+ social justice and community. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. RSVP at go.umd.edu/LLHS2018
April 23rd
Mental Health & Self-Care in LGBTQ+ Communities (Presented by the Counseling Center)
12:00 – 1:00pm | LGBT Equity Center (2218, Marie Mount Hall)
Come talk about mental health concerns specific to LGBTQ+ communities! Learn how to actively manage these concerns with mindfulness meditation and guided imagery.
April 24th
Between the Lines: A Zine Writing Workshop
4:00 – 6:00pm | Art and Learning Center (0107, Stamp)
Come join Reading Rainbow in creating zines with a group of open-minded folx, featuring artist-author Karina Killjoy. Zine's are a self-made work in order to express ourselves without structure, or anyone governing what our work needs to be. It is a way to reclaim ourselves, our art and our expression. We are resisting the idea of having to be worthy enough for our art to be viewed, we will be seen for who we are.
April 25th
Closing Ceremonies: Pride Prom (in Collaboration with Pride Alliance)
7:00-9:00pm | Atrium (Stamp, 1107)
Join us for Pride Prom, Pride Alliance's annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community! Bring your friends and your complexities with you -- everyone is invited.
April 27th
#TransTerps Learning Community Presents: Dr. Chloe Schwenke on Trans Identity in International Life
1:00pm – 2:00pm | Edward St John (1309)

The semester's final #TransTerps Learning Community gathering will be an interactive workshop with Dr. Chloe Schwenke. Dr. Schwenke is one of the first transgender political appointees in U.S. History in her role in the Africa Bureau of the US Agency for International Development. Her forthcoming memoir, Self-ish: A Transgender Awakening talks about her experiences coming into her identity while traveling and working abroad. RSVP at go.umd.edu/ttlc3