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Sean Novak and India Pierce

 

Collaboration & Change for a Common Good
A Reflection on Collaboration in Campus Life
India Pierce and Sean Novak

 

One way that we can work effectively to create change for a common good is to work collaboratively across communities. With this in mind, India Pierce from the Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD) came together with Sean Novak from the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) to create a program that explored the intersections of race and sexual orientation. As part of the CMA’s En/Countering Racism series (E/C), they created a program for students to gather and explore intersectionality. This was done in order to deepen participants’ understanding of themselves and others as a means to building stronger coalitions for social justice.

Blog Author:
Cesar Utuy

As a freshman I would rarely ever stop by the center. I believed that it didn't have much to offer me aside from a couch to power nap in between to classes on. However, as one of my good friends kept dragging me along to the LGBT Center's events (as it was then called), I began to realize that there was much I could gain from the Center. And so, I've compiled a short sweet list of reasons to come visit the CSGD (and me when I'm working).

Blog Author:
Cesar Utuy

It’s a Tuesday morning, my class has just ended, and as I’m walking out of the Bryan Center, I am greeted by a rainbow balloon arch. Rainbow flags decorate the plaza while students, staff, and faculty are lining up to pick up their famed, “Love = Love” T-shirts. Coming Out Day. Although set on the anniversary of National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, Oct. 11th, 1987,  at Duke, the celebration is best known for the 1500 shirts that are given out to the student body provided by the school’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.  The shirts depict various couples – interracial, trans, cis, homosexual – in addition to the “Love = Love” message in a variety of colors.

Blue Devils United and the Center for LGBT Life invite ALL students, faculty, and staff to an ice cream social on August 30th from 6-8 PM. Please join us in Upper East, located above The Marketplace on EAST CAMPUS. We will be handing out FREE Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Sundaes and 200 FREE Rainbow Flags.

 

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The Center for LGBT Life invites all students, faculty, and staff to our Orientation Reception. We are very excited to welcome the class of 2016. Please join us in the Center for LGBT Life from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on August 26, 2012. We are located in 02 West Union Building.

Our Annual Orientation Reception is a great place to catch up with old friends and/or meet new members of the Duke community. Snacks will be served.

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