Wednesday, April 1, 2015

EVENTS: Pride In Merced Continues...

Join the Lλmbda Λlliance for our annual Pride Celebration!

Education | Activities | Film Screenings | Drag/King Show

*Pride ERA Schedule*
Theme: Equality. Rights. Acceptance.
Date: March 30th-April 5th 2015


MONDAY, March 30th

EVENT: Pride Carnival 2015
Description: Join us on the other side of the rainbow for a queertastic carnival. Learn about the LGBTQ+ community while getting your face painted, munching on some kettle corn and winning prizes on our carnival games.
Location: Scholars Lane
Time: 1-4pm

EVENT: LGBT Center Tour & Film Screening
Description: All aboard on the Merced LGBT Center Express! Jump on CatTracks and join Lambda Alliance for a tour of our newly established center in downtown Merced! Meet at the Lambda table to walk to the bus together.
Location: Merced LGBT Center, 1744 G Street
Time: 4:30-9PM

TUESDAY, March 31st

EVENT: Internal Homophobia
Description: Come learn about how stereotypes and discrimination can come from more than just the heterosexual community.
Location: COB 116
Time: 12-1PM

EVENT: Constructing Sex & Gender
Description: Nella Van Dyke will lead a discussion deconstructing societal understanding of sex, gender and sexual orientation.
Location: KL 396
Time: 3-5:30PM

FILM: A Jihad for Love
Description: In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from within and without, A Jihad for Love is a daring documentary filmed in twelve countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is loudest, filming with great risk in nations where government permission to make this film was not an option.
Location: SSB 130
Time: 6-8PM

WEDNESDAY, April 1st

EVENT: Guess the Heterosexual
Description: Think you can pick out who fits where in the LGBTQQIA acronym? This panel breaks the myth that people can tell what sexual or gender identity someone has simply by looking or speaking to them. This program is done as a panel style where the audience is allowed to ask almost any question to try and figure out where each contestant identifies in the LGBTQQIA acronym.
Location: Outside the Lantern
Time: 11-12PM

EVENT: Pride Expression Wall
Description: Show your artistic side by sharing LGBT+ encouragement on our graffiti wall.
Location: South Bowl
Time: 3-5PM

EVENT: Rainbow Justice
Description: An interactive dialogue that will shake participants out “audience-mode” into the director’s chair. This workshop will address violence prevention for the LGBT+ communities and empower participants to confront injustice in an effective, nonviolent manner.
Location: COB 127
Time: 7:30-9PM
THURSDAY, April 2nd

EVENT: Trans Spectrum
Description: Breaking the gender binary, come gain a broader understanding of the trans community.
Location: KL 296
Time: 12-1PM

EVENT: Gender Inclusive Scavenger Hunt
Description: Explore the bobcat territory and track down the inclusive restrooms on campus to be rewarded with a gift that even Drag Queens and Drag Kings would be honored to receive.
Location: Outside the Lantern
Time: 2:30-4:30PM

EVENT: LGBT+ History
Description: A historical overview of how the LGBT+ community continuously struggled for equal rights as well as how respective society reacted to same-sex relationships. In addition, we will examine why same-sex sexual relationships began.
Location: KL 396
Time: 5-6:30PM

EVENT: Queens & Cowboys Meet & Greet
Description: Get the opportunity to meet the directors and actors of the film Cowboys & Queens and have the opportunity to ask them your questions about the show.
Location: COB 110
Time: 7-8PM

FILM: Queens & Cowboys Screening
Description: “QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo” chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA’s courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book.
Location: COB 127
Time: 8:30PM

FRIDAY, April 3rd

EVENT: Out in the Workplace
Description: What does it mean to be ‘out in the workplace’? Join our panel of professionals who will provide insight on their experiences.
Location: SSB Patio
Time: 11-12PM

EVENT: Lavender Students, Faculty & Staff Unite
Description: Ever wondered who the LGBTQ+ and Allied faculty and staff were? Want to get to know LGBTQ+ and Allied students? Lets come together to
Location: SSB Patio
Time: 12-1:30PM

EVENT: Sex in the Valley, A Positive Take on Sex
Description: Let’s talk about sex! Come learn about the ins and outs of sex positivity in the LGBTQ+ community.
Location: COB 127
Time: 1:30-2:30PM

EVENT: LGBT+ Slumber Party
Description: Come build LGBT+ community with a good old-fashioned slumber party. Enjoy a night of karaoke, snack and positively queertastic entertainment.
Location: Bobcat Lair
Time: 7PM-7AM

SATURDAY, April 4th

EVENT: Fabulosity! UC Merced Annual Drag Show
Location: COB 102
Time: Doors open at 6:30PM, show beings at 7PM

EVENT: Queen & King Meet n’ Greet
Description: Come celebrate the fabulosity of the Queens and Kings after the drag show! Get your photos taken with your favorite queen or king and grad a bite to eat.
Location: KL Lantern
Time: After Drag Show

SUNDAY, April 5th

EVENT: Lube Olympics & Drag Race
Description: Bring your swim gear for some wrasslin' in a pool of lube or just come watch some good ol' fun in the Mariposa Lawn as we get down and dirty with safer sex paraphernalia! If you’re your not down with lubing up, why don’t you try your fashion skills at drag racing.
Location: Mariposa Lawn
Time: 3-7PM

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