Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gender Liberation Week!


This week (Mon., Nov. 26- Fri., Nov. 30) on campus is Gender Liberation Week, sposored by GU Pride and cosponsored by Diversity Action Council (DAC), The Office of LGBTQ Community Resources, The of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA), Take Back the Night, MEChA de Georgetown, the GU AIDS Coalition, FOCII, the Lecture Fund, and the College Democrats. The purpose of Gender Liberation Week is to address issues facing transgender and intersex communities, and gender norms and feminist issues. I reccomend checking out the invite on Facebook for more info on what events will be going on.
I think the issues being addressed affect a lot of people outside the gay community, and there will be some interesting events. I think GU Pride events have been very well done (and numerous!) this year, so I am looking forward to walking through Red Square this week!

3 comments:

James DiPietro said...

I liked how you prefaced the event so that students have the opportunity to attend if interested. It was also very bright to utilize facebook. Additionally, great job with starting the Student Peace Alliance at Georgetown! It will inevitably grow quite substantially in Georgetown's future.

paz. said...

I think that this shows the advances Georgetown is making in the right direction. GU Pride is enough of a step out of the stereotypical Catholic circle, but for students to mobilize about gender identities that are not understood well at all and for it to be accepted by the university really encouraged me that a change is on the way. I hope this becomes an annual event on campus!

paz. said...

I think that this shows the advances Georgetown is making in the right direction. GU Pride is enough of a step out of the stereotypical Catholic circle, but for students to mobilize about gender identities that are not understood well at all and for it to be accepted by the university really encouraged me that a change is on the way. I hope this becomes an annual event on campus!