Coming Out Black & Queer with Kid Fury & Crissle of The Read
Join media personalities from the The Read, Kid Fury and Crissle West, in conversation with professors Alisha Gaines, Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University and Dennis Tyler, Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University, for a discussion about what it means to “come out” black and queer.
The event will be in HUB 355 on Friday, November 7, strating at 1pm.
Since first debuting in January 2013, The Read skyrocketed in popularity with a listenership boasting nearly 115,000 weekly subscribers. Now both a podcast and a touring live show, The Read is most often described as “brash” and “unapologetic,” a tone effortlessly cultivated through the unscripted chemistry between Crissle and Kid Fury. We invite them to the conversation with scholar-activists Alisha Gaines and Dennis Tyler to discuss the multiple negotiations black and queer require.
The panel will be moderated by Ashon Crawley, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCR. Presented by Ethnic Studies, Queer Lab, the LGBT Resource Center, and ASPB. (ASPB co-sponsorship grant of this event does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.)
oSTEM Chapter Launching at UCR
If you are interested in becoming an officer or general member of UCR's up and coming chapter of oSTEM - Out in Science, Technology, Engeineering, and Mathematics - then contact email@example.com. oSTEM is a national society committed to educating and promoting leadership in LGBTQ communities in the STEM fields. Membership benefits include LGBTQA-oriented events both social and professional, academic and professional mentoring, networking with professionals, professional recruiting, national conferences, scholarships, and more.
UCR ranked a Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Campus
Using factors leading to a campus experience that is inclusive, welcoming andf respectful of LGBT people as measured by the Campus Climate Index, Campus Pride named UC Riverside one of the top LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation for the thirdyear in a row. UCR rated highly in LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, Academic Life, Student Life, Housing, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health and Recruitment and Retention Efforts. Other California campuses in the Top 25 are Stanford University, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Cruz. See the complete story here.
UC Riverside Named a Top-10 Trans-Friendly Campus in U.S.
From The Advocate (8/15/12):
"...UC Riverside (UCR) is one of the country’s most active colleges in educating the campus about trans people. Through its LGBT Resource Center, UCR offers an ally training program specifically about the experiences of trans people, and it commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance through a series of posters displayed around campus that feature individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity or expression. Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color. In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students. This year, the college collaborated with eight other campuses to organize the country’s first intercampus retreat for trans/genderqueer and gender-questioning college students, building on a highly successfully trans retreat at UC Irvine in 2011."