The LGBTQ+ Culture Center will be open Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

HIV testing will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in the IMU East Lounge. HIV testing at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center will be offered Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 and will resume in 2018 on Jan. 11.

Upcoming Events

AIDS Memorial Quilt
Thursday, Nov. 16, 4:00-11:00 pm
IMU, Alumni Hall -- Free
In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Names Project, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at IU. Free HIV testing will be offered from 4:00-6:00 pm. View the event page here. Join us in remembering those we have lost to HIV/AIDS.

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Screening and Discussion
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:00 pm
IMU, Alumni Hall -- Free
On the eve of 1987's Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, surviving families and friends of people who have died of AIDS prepare panels to be added to a large-scale memorial quilt project. Director Robert Epstein focuses on the lives of six people. Following the film, CommUNITY Educators will host a discussion. View the event page here.

Quarryland Winter Concert - Walking Together
Sunday, Nov. 19, 7:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater -- Student tickets only $12
The Quarryland Men’s Chorus will tackle the topics of cyber-bullying and suicide awareness with their winter concert. Area agencies will be on-hand to talk about resources available, and the chorus will sing about the life of Tyler Clementi, who took his own life after being bullied in college by his roommate. Tickets available here.

Fireside Chats
Monday, Nov. 27, 5:00-6:30 pm
Room 1060, Global and International Studies Building (355 N Jordan Ave) -- Free
Please join the IUSA Health and Well-Being Committee and Culture of Care to discuss Mental Health. Fireside Chats will feature experts who can speak about mental health as it relates to healthcare policy, masculinity, suicide, substance abuse, and more. Free pizza and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Noah at nglazier@indiana.edu.

Student Group Meetings

Global Talks: Contact Saul at sblancor@indiana.edu for next meeting time
Connections: Meetings every Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the LGBTQ+ Library
Men Like Us: Contact Xavier at glbtvol@indiana.edu about the next group meeting
Gender Warriors: Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:00 pm, LGBTQ+ Library
Grad Queers: Facebook group here
Latinx: For information on the next meeting time, contact Danielle at herndama@umail.iu.edu

Full List of Student Groups

Opportunities

"Queering Domestic Violence" Zine Submissions
The LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU is collecting stories of partner and/or sexual violence in LGBTQ+ relationships. Submissions from consenting individuals will be compiled into a zine to promote awareness of violence in relationships. With LGBTQ+ people so frequently erased from narratives of violence, we hope this zine can be a resource for survivors seeking validation. Materials will be accepted through December 1st. Submissions can be submitted physically at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center (705 E 7th St), online, or emailed directly to Leah at lecover@indiana.edu.

Step UP! Facilitator Training
Undergraduate and graduate Step UP! program facilitators help create a culture of care among IU students by presenting bystander intervention programs. Facilitators participate in events on and around campus to educate students on how to safely and effectively intervene to help make IU a better and safer place for everyone. Applications are due Dec. 1. Learn more here.

Research & Scholarship

New Applied Theatre Course (EDUC-L231/THEA-T278)
Applied Theatre offers an opportunity to use drama and performance in non-traditional and socially relevant ways. Utilizing aspects of devised theatre, improvisation, and performance art, people are engaged in critical thought, personal and community growth, and education. Applied Theatre is employed across society and engages students in hands-on and theoretical examinations of approaches like Theatre of The Oppressed, Emergent Theatre, and EthnoDrama. Contact Dr. Gustave Weltsek at gweltsek@iu.edu for more information.

Queer Migration Research Project
Research, legislation, and activism on transnational migration often assumes that immigrants are straight and cisgender. This study is open to queer immigrant graduate students, including 1st, 1.5, and 2nd generation students, international students, and US citizens from Puerto Rico or other territories. Participants will be involved an arts-based research study about their experiences on campus. Interested participants should contact Alexandria at ahollett@umail.iu.edu.
 
Judy and Inez Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness
The Reece LGBTQ+ Wellness Scholarship will be awarded to a currently enrolled student at Indiana University. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The application is available here.

Multi-Cultural Greek Council Scholarship
In an effort to encourage academic excellence, the Multi-Cultural Greek Council will be awarding a one-time $500 scholarship to an undergraduate within the Indiana University community who is NOT affiliated with a Greek-lettered organization. The application requires answering a series of questions, one recommendation letter from a professor or employer, resume, and attendance at an open chapter event with a written reflection. Applications are due no later than November 30, 2017. For questions or clarification, please contact the Director of Academic Affairs at iumcgcacademicaffairs@gmail.com. View the application here.


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