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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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Saturday, September 6, 2014

LGBTQA Center Welcome Back BBQ

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Allen House Lawn, 461 Main St.
Description: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning, and Advocate (LGBTQA) Center at UVM would like to invite students, staff, faculty, and their families to join us at our annual Welcome Back Family BBQ on Saturday, September 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 outside of Allen House (corner of S. Prospect & Main).

Enjoy burgers, hot dogs (veggie burgers and tofu pups too!), homemade sides and main dishes, and of course our famous candy and caramel apple-making station with apples from the UVM Horticulture Farm! Come listen to great music, have fun, and connect with the LGBTQ & Ally community at UVM. This is a well-attended event and a great opportunity to meet new and old friends.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Vermont Pride Parade

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 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) (9/15 - 10/15)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by president Lyndon Johnson and the length of it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America, starting with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus on the morning of October 12, 1492. A map of late 18th-century North America shows this presence, from the small outpost of San Francisco founded in the desolate wilderness of Alta California in 1776, through the Spanish province of Texas with its vaqueros (cowboys), to the fortress of St. Augustine, Florida — the first continuous European settlement in North America, founded in 1565, decades before Jamestown, Virginia. --Wikipedia

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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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Sunday, October 12, 2014

12th Annual Diversity & Equity Jazz Brunch

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Maple Ballroom
Description: The Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Abenaki Outreach Program, ALANA Student Center, Center for Cultural Pluralism, LGBTQA Center, Woman’s Center, and Affirmative Action invite you to join us for a feast of great food, conversations, and jazz music.

Davis Center, Sliver Maple Ballroom

Registration required at: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9fixpzcd7cf9d33&oseq=&c=&ch=

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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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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

COM Health Equity Film Series - "Two Spirits" (65 minutes)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: TWO SPIRITS interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

There will be a brief discussion after the film.

Free and open to the public. For more information call 656-2267.

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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 (11/1 - 11/30)

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.

On August 3, 1990 President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month. [1] [1]

The Bill read in part that “the President has authorized and requested to call upon Federal, State and local Governments, groups and organizations and the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities”. This was a landmark Bill honoring America’s Tribal people.

This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area.

Federal Agencies are encouraged to provide educational programs for their employees regarding Native American history, rights, culture and contemporary issues, to better assist them in their jobs and for overall awareness. - Wikipedia

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Ashura

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 12:59 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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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

COM Health Equity Film Series: "Fire in the Blood" (56 minutes)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save million of lives in the process.

A short discussion will take place after the film.

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 656-2267.

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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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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

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

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Kwanzaa

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.[1] Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67. - Wikipedia

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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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MLK Health Equity Keynote - (Speaker TBD)

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: The Martin Luther King Health Equity Keynote Lecture will take place immediately following the 2015 Public Health Poster Session. For more information contact 656-2267.

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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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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Health Equity Film Series: "More Than a Month" (60 minutes)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: One Man’s Quest to End Black History Month Becomes a Humorous and Provocative Look at Race in “Post-Racial” America

Should Black History Month be ended? That’s the question explored by African American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to do just that. Both amusing and thought provoking, More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.

The film takes the form of a road trip that begins in Washington, D.C., crisscrosses the country during Black History Month 2010, and ends with an epilogue one year later. Combining cinema verité, man-on-the-street interviews, and inspired dramatizations, the film is a first-person narrative of the filmmaker’s quest to understand the implications of Black History Month.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

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

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday (Christian)

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

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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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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Health Equity Film: "You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a soul-searching odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit. Confined by the limits of her physical boundaries, she scavenges for reminders of her life in the outside world. Yet her search is for more than a word, or a memory, or a familiar face. It is a quest for understanding.

A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't is the first Alzheimer's documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit, and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is the journey of a woman who will not let us forget her – even as she struggles to remember her self.

A short discussion will follow the film. For more information, call 656-2267.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday (Christian)

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

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