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Friday, July 11, 2014

LGBTQ Student Services in Higher Education; Day-long Institute

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Davis Center

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Health Equity Film Series - COM Class of 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom
Description: (By Invitation Only) Screening of "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" for first year medical students. For more information please contact (802) 656-2267

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: Genderf*nation

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216
Description: Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216

Description: Genderf*nation: A Gender Emancipation explores the lives and feelings of six individuals who do not conform to the binary gender system and their journey through a society that doesn’t fully accept them.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

ALANA STUDENT WELCOME BACK FAMILY REUNION

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Blundell House
Description: Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: In the back yard of the
ALANA Student Center
Blundell House,
342 South Prospect Street

The University Community (students, staff, and faculty) is invited to kick off the new school year with the ALANA Student Center. No RSVP necessary. Please join us for a free barbecue, friends, and fun!

Questions? Please contact us at asc@uvm.edu or 802-656-3819.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Pride Vermont Parade

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Burlington
Description: Please SAVE THE DATE to march in the 2014 Pride Vermont parade. We will be marching together under the banners of both the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care. All members of the academic medical community are invited to join us in a show of support and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month (US)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.
Description: September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: September 24 (sunset) – September 26 (nightfall) is Rosh Hashanah, a holiday recognizing the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, and is marked by abstinence, prayer, repentance, and rest.

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Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: Carmen's Place & I'm Just

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216
Description: These two documentaries explore the lives of transgender youth.

Carmen’s Place portrays a shelter for transgender teens in Queens, NY. I’m Just Anneke follows the life of a 12-year-old who is exploring their gender identity with the support of their parents.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screenings.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Yom Kippur

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Description: October 8 (sunset)- October 15 (sunset) is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is a time of rememberance of the fragile tabernacles that Israelites lived in as they wandered the wilderness for 40 years. The first day of the holiday is celebrated with prayers and special meals.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Dussehra (Dasera)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: October 4 marks the beginning of Dussehra (Dasera), a ten day festival celebrated by Hinus to recognize Rama's victory over evil.

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College of Medicine Family Day

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: College of Medicine

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sukkot

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: October 8 (sunset)- October 15 (sunset) is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is a time of rememberance of the fragile tabernacles that Israelites lived in as they wandered the wilderness for 40 years. The first day of the holiday is celebrated with prayers and special meals

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Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: Sins Invalid

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216

Description: Sins Invalid chronicles a performance project of artists with disabilities, artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists who use the stage to work towards disability justice within the community.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

National Coming Out Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: October 11 is National Coming Out Day. For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diwali (the festival of lights)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: October 23 marks the beginning of Diwali (the festival of lights), celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus, and Jains. The holiday is observed with decorating homes with lights and candles, setting off fireworks, and distributing sweets and gifts.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel
Description: Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ira Allen Chapel

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: Last Chance

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216

Description: Last Chance tells the stories of five asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence and the hurdles they face integrating into Canada.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening. This screening is co-sponsored by Amnesty International.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Native American Heritage Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Description: November is National Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Ashura

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: November 3 is Ashura, a holiday recognized by Muslims to mark the martyrdom of Hussain. It also commemorates that day Noah left the ark and Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

In A Ghost's Arms Exhibit Reception

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Allen House Lounge
Description: Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Allen House Lounge

Description: Sydney Triola dives into experiences with grief and loss through personal sculpture and photography. In a Ghost's Arms aims to look at the many different parts of the grief and loss process and how that is a continuous experience in Sydney's life.

Come enjoy Sydney's work and hear more about her artistic process! Light refreshments provided.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Social Justice Film Series Fall 2014: No Look Pass

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216
Description: Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Living/Learning R. 216

Description: This coming-of-age story follows Emily “Etay” Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Los Angeles, who strives to play professional basketball in Germany while coming out as a lesbian.

The theme of the Social Justice Film Series for Fall 2014 is Queering Identities. Queering Identities offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues related to the queer experience and its intersections and interactions with other social identities. To queer is to challenge what is considered normal, to question the heteronormative structure of society and to uncover the fluidity of sexuality, gender and sex.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: December 1 is World AIDS Day, which was created to commemorate those who have died of AIDS, and to acknowledge the need for a continued commitment to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: December 16 (sunset) - December 24 (sunset) is Hanukkah (Chanukah). Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is an eight-day Jewish holiday recognizing the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It is observed by lighting candles on a Menorah—one for each day of the festival.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Break

Day Event

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

Day Event

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

Day Event

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

Day Event

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eid Milad Un Nabi

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: January 14 is Eid Milad Un Nabi, an Islamic holiday commerating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: Third Monday in January (January 20) is Martin Luther King Day, commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for non-violent social change until his assassination in 1968.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Black History Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada. Since 1976, the month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African Diaspora.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

National Mental Retardation Awareness Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Women's History Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: March is Women’s History Month. Started in 1987, Women’s History Month recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society

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