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LGBT Affairs: Black Queer Collective

The Black Queer Collective (BQC) is a discussion-based group through LGBT Affairs, which is an area in Multicultural and Diversity Affairs at UF. BQC is a social and cultural group for LGBTQ+ students who identify as Black and/or African-American.
During this meeting, they hope to share space and create dialogue revolving self-love and what that looks [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 21, 2016.

African Student Union Showcase

The African Student Union will be hosting its annual showcase on March 26, 2016. The event will take place at the Grand Ballroom at 6 p.m. This is a free event with activities such as food, dance, plays, art, poetry, and fashion, just to name a few. The host is AphricanApe, an African comedian who [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 21, 2016.

Multi-faith Music Fest

On March 26, the University of Florida Interfaith Ambassadors will be hosting the inaugural Multi-faith Music Fest, showcasing the diverse artistry of faith and non faith-based groups in Gainesville.  UF students and Gainesville non-profit organizations are cordially invited to attend.  Performances will take place on Flavet Field at 6 p.m., and free food and water [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 21, 2016.

Lesbians on the Lawn

Have you been looking for a casual, social, safe space for any and all queer-identified women to hang out? Lesbians on the Lawn is here to foster community among queer-identified women, providing a space for us to come together and talk to each other. Pick up some Krishna cheesy potatoes, or bring your own lunch, [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 21, 2016.

LGBT Affairs Lunch Series

LGBT Affairs is hosting the second lunch series of the semester! Come join them and the Counseling and Wellness Center in order to discuss risk factors and mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. There will be an emphasis on suicide awareness and prevention in order to empower individuals to seek out resources. This event will [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 14, 2016.

Women’s History Month Opening Ceremony

Women’s History Month Opening Ceremony is Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media.

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

Pride Awareness Month Opening Ceremonies

An established social activist, Alicia Garza prompted activism nationwide when she—together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors—introduced the world to the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter which has evolved into the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches.
Committed to challenging society to recognize and celebrate the contributions of all individuals, specifically black people and queer [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

VISA’s International Month 2016

Join the Volunteers for International Student Affairs as they embark on our International Month starting on March 9 (Opening Ceremony). This month will be filled with an array of events that highlight our various sub-organizations and the pride they have in their culture as well as working together to promote unity in diversity.
For more information [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

Mi Familia

*Please note, this event is only open to Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC)*
Come join Hispanic Latino Affairs and LGBT Affairs for an engaging discussion on the diversity of queer Latinx families.
Free La Tienda will be provided at the luncheon, where they will discuss the many topics centered on the intersectionality of latinidad and queerness.
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Filed under Cultural, Events on February 22, 2016.

The Crossroads Project

The Crossroads Project, coming to First United Methodist Church in Gainesville February 23 at 6 p.m., is a partnership between science and art that aims to blend performance art with one of the great conversation of our time — human civilization’s growing unsustainability and the quest for truly meaningful response. Blending compelling and poetic science, [...]

Filed under Cultural, Events on February 16, 2016.