Something Queer, LGBTQ back-to-school event, set for Aug. 18

Free event promises conversation, show of solidarity
By Staff

Something Queer, an LGBTQ back-to-school event, invites faculty, staff and allies from CU Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus to gather for a show of solidarity from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Lawrence Street Center’s Terrace Room.

The event, an annual occasion planned by LGBTQ+ faculty, is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

“I’m looking forward to sharing thoughts about the value that our LGBTQ+ faculty and staff add to our educational environment,” wrote Brenda Allen, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, in a communication.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff and their guests, and will include time for socializing and community building.

“Given the violence displayed in Orlando this summer, we hope that this event can serve as a time to heal and support each other,” Allen wrote. “We remain dedicated to enriching the educational experience on our campuses by maintaining a climate of inclusiveness, respect and understanding for everyone. This is an institutional commitment and a responsibility that we all share.”

Event schedule:

  • 4-5 p.m. – Presentations by LGBTQ community groups and CU Denver’s Center for Faculty Development
  • 5-5:15 p.m. – Remarks by Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
  • 5:15-7 p.m. – Conversation and community

Admission is free; RSVP is requested.

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