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Film Festival: We Exist: Beyond the Binary

Monday, June 4
Time: 1− 3 p.m.
Location: Room 3305

We Exist: Beyond the Binary is a film that highlights the lives of those whose gender identity is neither of male or female experience. The “We Exist” movement is a conversation of facing gender constrictions instilled by our society. The film follows non-binary individuals and aims to be assertive with proclaiming the non-binary experience and push truth and progression. There will be student-led discussion and food provided.

College Hour: Human Library 

Wednesday, June 6
Time: 10 a.m.−3 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

Don’t judge a book by its cover. The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library gives you the opportunity to “check out” a real person instead of a book. With keynote speakers Courtney Cooper and Missy Hart. There will be food provided including hotdogs, popcorn and snow cones.

Panel Presentation: How to be Assertive When It Comes To Online Harassment 

Thursday, June 7
Time: Noon−1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Does somebody repeatedly leave uncomfortable/inappropriate comments on your social media account? Has someone shown signs of online stalking? Have you experienced or are experiencing online bullying? Social media has become a big component of our daily lives, and We for She and Gender Sexuality Awareness Club understand that assertiveness is critical to developing healthy boundaries both in-person and online. With Psychological Services presenting, we will have a workshop for students on how to be assertive if you are harassed online. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Amateur Drag Show & BBQ 

Monday, June 11
Time: Noon−1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza

Put on a new persona and join us in exploring gender expression to the extreme! Amateur drag day is happening on campus and all are welcome. We will have games and entertainment and barbecue to match. You've yet to see a party like this!

Lecture Series I: PFLAG 

Tuesday, June 12
Time: 10 −11 a.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

As a speaker from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Timothy Flaherty supports a world where diversity is celebrated, especially among people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. He shares personal narratives regarding LGBTQ identity, stigma, life challenges, coping and wellness, and supportive resources. His hope is that all people are valued, respected, and affirmed for their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Lecture Series II: Outlet Presents Gender 101

Wednesday, June 13
Time: Noon−1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Look beyond the binary concept of gender and hear about resources and advocacy for the transgender community. This workshop is presented by Outlet, a youth-centered organization that respects people while honoring their differences. With youth centers in Mountain View, Redwood City and San Mateo, Outlet strives for social justice, fairness, and equality for all. Complimentary pizza!

Lecture Series IIIGrowing up Orthodox and Gay in Israel 

Thursday, June 14
Time: Noon−1 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers (Room 2018)

Moshe Alfisher will share his personal story about growing up orthodox and gay in Israel. Discussion on gender equality and rights in the Middle East to follow.

Bianca Rodriguez

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