Pride Week Celebrated at Mason

Posted: March 26, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: March 25, 2010 at 4:03 pm

The Mason community will celebrate Pride Week from Sunday, March 28, through Saturday, April 3.

All events take place on the Fairfax Campus. Some highlights follow.

Monday, March 29

  • “How Queer Stays White and Just What Kind of White It Stays,” facilitated by Rebecca Walter, associate director of the Multicultural Research and Resource Center, Northern Neck training room, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • “Black./Womyn.:Conversations…,” a documentary on the lives of lesbians of African descent. Tiona M, the film’s director, producer and editor, will be on hand. Johnson Center Bistro, 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30

  • LGBTQ Resource Carnival highlighting community organizations, Johnson Center North Plaza, 11 3 p.m.
  • F to eMbody—Reconstructing Gender Workshop by trans artists Athens Boys Choir and Katastrophe, Student Union Building I, Rooms B and C, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • F to eMbody—Athens Boys Choir and Katastrophe perform. Johnson Center Bistro, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

  • “A Jihad for Love,” a documentary about lesbian and gay Muslims, including a post-screening discussion with Juliane Hammer, assistant professor of religious studies.

Thursday, April 1

  • “Queering Fundamentalism: John Balcom Shaw and the Sexuality of a Protestant Orthodoxy,” presented by Kathryn Lofton, assistant professor of religious studies and American studies at Yale University, Student Union Building II Ballroom, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Faculty/Staff/Grad Student Lunch, socializing event. Dessert provided. Student Union Building II, VIP 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Open Mic Night, Johnson Center Bistro, 9 to 11 p.m.

Friday, April 2

  • Queer Shabbat, followed by dinner. Student Union Building I, Rooms A and B, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Drag Show, Johnson Center Atrium, 9 to 11 p.m.
  • After Drag Show Dance Party, Johnson Center Dewberry Hall, 11 1 a.m.

Events are sponsored by African and African American Studies; Amnesty International; Counseling and Psychological Services; Housing and Residence Life; Multicultural Research and Resource Center; Diversity Programs and Services; Alcohol, Drug and Health Education; Equity and Diversity Services; Program Board; Student Government; Hillel; Dining Services; Weekends at Mason; and Women and Gender Studies.

For a full event listing, see the LBGTQ web site.

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