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Pride Events
March 25 - April 20, 2019

Ally Training
Monday March 25 
Register now here.
Awareness and Empathy from 9:00am - 11:00am, Daniel 213
The purpose of Awareness and Empathy is to make Clemson a more welcoming and inclusive place for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty. This is the beginning training for those interested in becoming allies. Participants will gain the basic understanding of sex, sexuality, and gender.

Action and Advocacy from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Daniel 213
This portion of ally training is dedicated to developing skills to practice allyship to the LGBTQ community. Through the Action and Advocacy portion, participants will gain skills to interrupt biased behavior and assess environments for LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Pride ArtBreak
Tuesday, March 26 from 11:30am - 1:00pm, Strode 206

Common Read: Dress Codes for Small Towns
Tuesday, March 26 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Daniel 201
Set in a small town in Kentucky, Dress Codes for Small Towns is the story of Billie, a preacher’s daughter and a tomboy who begins to question her sexuality. This book explores religious and sexual identities. If you are interested in reading Dress Codes for Small Towns before the Common Read, feel free to pick up a free copy within the Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300).

KaeLyn Rich Professional Development Workshop - How to Use Your Own Standpoint to Build Relationships in Work and Life
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Hendrix Student Center Ballroom A
KaeLyn is the Assistant Advocacy Director for Chapters of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and is the staff writer for the popular online queer publication, Autostraddle.

Join us for an interactive and fun workshop! Learn how to understand and use positionality, a key component of feminist standpoint theory, to build stronger relationships in research, in the classroom, and in communities. 
Register here

KaeLyn Rich Keynote Address - Be the Change: The Key to Unlocking Your Power
Wednesday, March 27, 6:00pm, Hendrix Student Center McKissick Theatre
In the era of the gory 24-hour media cycle and seemingly constant attacks on our basic rights, many of us are left unsure of how to move forward. How do we fight back in the face of  adversity? How do we protect ourselves from a constantly churning newsfeed of bad news? How do we invest in meaningful change work when the big rallies are done? How do we find joy in our movements and in our communities when we're under attack? As a queer, bisexual, Korean adoptee, intersectional feminist writer and activist, KaeLyn Rich will talk about unlocking access to collective power, starting with the self.

Sponsored by Gantt Multicultural Center, The Graduate School, the Humanities Hub, and the President’s Commission on Black Faculty and Staff

LEAF Session
Wednesday, March 27, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Lehotsky 134

Study Abroad 101
Thursday, March 28, 12:30pm from 1:30pm, E-304 Martin Hall

Living Library
Thursday, March 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Cooper Library Brown Room
Challenge stereotypes, make connections, and celebrate diversity through discussion and awareness! Human Library events aim to facilitate dialogue and understanding between people, or “books,” who have volunteered to discuss their real life experiences with “readers.” Come by Cooper Library on Thursday, March 28th to check out a different kind of book and chat about topics such as gender, local natural resources, sexuality, comic books, cultural shame, religion, relationships, farming, and more with other members of the campus community.
Sponsored by Cooper Library and the Gantt Multicultural Center

Feminist Friday: Genders and the Politics of Embodiment
Friday, March 29, 11:00am-12:00pm, Hendrix Student Center, David Peebles Room
The Feminist Friday explores nuanced LGBTQ+ gender expressions and the politics centering these expressions. During this Feminist Friday, participants will discuss topics such as "passing", erasure, and more. RSVP Required, registration link to come.
Sponsored by Gantt Multicultural Center and the Office of Access and Equity

7th Annual Drag Show - TWO Nights
Friday, March 29, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Memorial Auditorium (Old Main/Tillman Hall) AND Saturday, March 30, 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Memorial Auditorium (Old Main/Tillman Hall)
The 7th Annual Drag Show will feature Clemson students in an amateur portion in addition to a wide range of professional performers from around the country. For more details, click here.
Coordinated by CLEMSONLiVE.

Clemson LGBTQ+ Campus Life: Past, Present, and Future Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 30, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Hendrix Student Center McKissick Theatre
Come hear this panel of alumni and a current student who will share their experiences and thoughts of Clemson LGBTQ+ Life on campus from the 1980s to now. Read more information here.
Coordinated by the Clemson LGBTQ+ Alumni Club, sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

Love, Simon: Queer Film Showing and Dialogue
Monday, April 1, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Hendrix Student Center McKissick Theater
Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Sponsored by PFLAG Greenville.

Forgotten Identities: TAPAS and TAPIS
Tuesday, April 2, 11:00am-1:00pm, Hendrix Student Center David Peebles Room
Enjoy tapas while creating an intentional dialogue around forgotten identities and how to best support them.
Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

50 Years After Stonewall: Queer Scholarship Showcase
Thursday, April 4, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Hendrix Student Center Ballroom B
Scholarship comes in all forms. Come listen to a variety of scholars share lightning rounds of their work focused on the LGBTQ+ community. Sponsored by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM), University Libraries, and the Gantt Multicultural Center.

LGBTQ Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Mixer
Friday, April 5, 7:30pm, Nick’s Tavern and Deli
While the students have their prom night, come join us at Nick’s Tavern for a soda, drink, and/or food! We’ll have a reserved spot for a group but feel free to just come by and enjoy the company friends.
Sponsored by the LGBTQ Commission.

Pride Prom
Friday, April 5 from 10:00pm - midnight in The Barnes Center
Come celebrate in the Barnes Center for a late night prom extravaganza!  Food, drinks, and dancing will all make for a night to remember. 
Coordinated by the CUSG LGBTQIA+ Engagement Committee.

Rainbow Ball
Saturday, April 20, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Palmetto Ballroom
RAINBOW Ball will be an opportunity for the Clemson student body to experience ball culture. The phrase "ball culture" is in reference to the New York underground drag/ball scene and highlights the culture that LGBTQ+ P.O.C. have created for themselves. This ball will be a place for attendees to express themselves freely through fashion, dance, and general camaraderie with their peers. There will be themed "categories" for attendees to walk our runway in, music for them to dance to, and fun to be had.
Sponsored by RAINBOW.       

Contact Ciera Durden at cierad@clemson.edu or 864-656-7625 for more information or accessibility needs.