2015 Connect Conference

Lambda Alliance, in collaboration with community and campus support, is proud to announce that they will be hosting an amazing new event in the spring: the Connect Conference! The Connect Conference is centered on the LGBTQA community, creating solidarity, and community-building in general.

The conference is a one-day event on March 23rd, 2015, and will be free to UGA students, staff, and faculty. All other tickets will be $25 preordered and $30 the day of. We will have a keynote speaker as well as a full day of workshops, panels, and opportunities for participants to build connections with other attendees.

Register here: http://lgbtcenter.uga.edu/students/connect_conference.html

Outline for the Day:

  • 8:00am-8:45am – Registration (Tate Grand Hall)
  • 8:45-9:00am – Greeting from UGA Student Affairs
  • 9:00-10:00am – Keynote with Dr. Love
  • 10:15-11:15am – Concurrent Session 1
  • 11:30-12:30pm – Concurrent Session 2
  • 12:30-2:00pm – Lunch
  • 2:00-3:00pm – Concurrent Session 3
  • 3:15-4:15pm – Concurrent Session 4

Our keynote speaker will be the amazing . As her bio reads, “Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award winning author and Assistant Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education. Her research is focused on transforming urban classrooms through the use of non-traditional educational curricula and classroom structures. Building on that theme, Dr. Love also has a passion for studying the school experiences of queer youth, along with race and inequality in education.” For more information on Dr. Love, feel free to visit her website at: http://www.bettinalove.com/

We look forward to you joining us for this amazing event- stay tuned! For more information, contact Josh Fletcher (joshuafl@uga.edu).


To Be Continued: End of the Year Celebration

Come to our last meeting of the calendar year! This will be a chill meeting to help people wind down as everyone moves into finals soon. It will be this Monday, December 1st, in Tate Room 137 at 5:30pm!

We will have light snacks and a cake! Come hang out with us before the semester closes!

Also, if you have not already done so, please help us by filling out an evaluation! What have we done well, what could we have done better, what would you like to see in the future? This will help our next board to figure out programing for the next year.

There will be paper forms at the meeting, or here is the link to the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NPDxyHmsfQW4rps746iyee_ogG2NWpj1fjwmk0vNajM/viewform?usp=send_form

Elections and the Shortest Political Quiz

Board elections are finally this Monday at 5:30! We will be in our usual room in Tate 137.

Good luck to those who are running, and to those who are not, come out to support your friends! Between elections, we will also be going through the shortest political quiz for fun, so you can see where your political affiliations lie!

Here’s what you need to know:
In order to vote:
-You must have been to 3 or more Lambda functions. This includes Girl’s Night and the I’m Not Your Fetish Panel, and this elections meeting can count as your third meeting.
-You must be a UGA student who has paid student activity fees.
-You must fill out a membership form.

If you are running for a position:
-all of the above applies
-you must be present at the meeting to give a short speech and stand for a question portion from the audience

If you are still interested in running for a position but have not nominated yourself, there is still time! Nominations for a position do not end until we close them to vote for that position.

All positions are open and could go anyone’s way! Do not be scared to run for a position just because someone else is running.

****We are especially looking for someone to fill the PR position!****
-It is strongly recommended that you have prior knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign.
-If you choose to run for this position, please bring in any samples of your work that you have.

Hidden Voices: Queer People of Color panel TODAY!

This event will be an educational panel on the intersection between race and queerness! Listen to personal stories and experiences from the panelists, as well as participate in a Q + A.

As usual, this event will in Tate room 137 at 5:30pm today (Monday October 13th).

This Week: Open Mic Night and Coming Out Discussion!

Our Open Mic Night will be this Monday, October 6th at 5:30 in Tate 137! There will be lots of different kinds of performances from comedy to hip-hop to poetry; come and listen to people perform their pieces, or come perform your own!

In honor of Coming Out week, Hannah and Jaye will be hosting a coming out discussion on October 8 at 7pm in the Tribal Lounge on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. This will be a safe space for anyone to come and ask questions about coming out, share their coming out story, or even practice coming out to a supportive group of friends. We encourage everyone to come, regardless of whether you came out years ago or don’t plan on coming out for a long time.

Also remember that nominations for Lambda Board positions are still open, and will be open up to and including our elections meeting on October 27th!

Sexual Health Meeting and Opening Nominations Today!

This week, our meeting is Sexual Health: Things Your Mother Never Told You! A guest representative from AIDS Athens will be talking about sexual health, especially in regards to STIs and HIV.

Also starting today, we’re opening up nominations for next year’s board! Nominations will run through and during our Elections meeting, which will be on October 27th.

If you are interested in being on the next board but don’t know what position you’d like, talk to one of the current board and ask them about their positions!

I’m Not Your Fetish Panel TONIGHT

This event is TONIGHT from 6:30-8:00 in MLC 214. Free pizza will be provided on a first come, first serve basis!

This is an educational panel regarding the sexualization and fetishization of queer women. Please be aware that rape culture will be a big part of the discussion!

Life After Lambda last night

Thanks to each of our speakers who took the time to come out to share their experiences with us last night! It was wonderful to get to hear stories about navigating post-college life as out and queer both in the workforce and in finding community.

Lambda Cookout in a Month

Hello all, we hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! We’ve got a month now before school starts up again, which means a month until the Lambda Cookout! It’ll be out on Reed Quad on August 18th at 5:30; put it on your calendar and get excited to see new and returning faces!

Town Hall Meeting Update

We did it! Thanks to the Lambda members who came out to vote, we have now finally added Asexuality to our constitution! Additionally, we have also updated how we define allies here at Lambda Alliance. If you’re interested, check out our updated constitution!

Also special thanks to Jon Hurst, Josh Fletcher, and T.W. Cauthen for coming out to our meeting and facilitating the discussion to generate ideas on how to improve UGA for queer-identified individuals on this campus!


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