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August 5, 2021

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe One of Five Worldwide Elected to Board of Queer Global Center

Professor of Education Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe is one of five gender and sexual diverse advocates worldwide to be selected for the Queer Global Center’s inaugural Board ; the two-year term took effect on May 31, 2021. Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is recognized for her work as an ally in inclusive and...

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June 24, 2021

How OSVPE Provides Resources to LGBTQ+ and All Students

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (OSVPE) was developed from a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and focuses on assessing, implementing, and sustaining programs on sexual violence prevention and education for the campus...

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June 17, 2021

TCGS Hosts Pride Month Events Around the World

This June, The College of Global Studies celebrates Pride month around the world with a series of in-person and virtual events for students in their host countries. Granada, Spain June 22: A lecture with Olivia Avila Ruiz to discuss the work with LGBTQ+ activists in Granada June 24: A Gabriel Lopez...

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June 15, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates LGBTQ+ Graduates at Lavender Ceremony

LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming graduates in the Class of 2021 were celebrated as one “family” on May 18 in Arcadia University’s third Lavender Ceremony. This nationwide annual celebration recognizes graduating students who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. At Arcadia, the celebration was...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 18, 2020

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06 , the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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June 10, 2020

Dr. Sullivan on Bringing Queer Philosophy into Academia and Everyday Life

When one thinks about philosophy, the classical schools of ancient Greece or China may be the first to come to mind. A more contemporary but lesser-known discipline, queer philosophy, is one Dr. Ian M. Sullivan , assistant professor of Philosophy, uses to interpret philosophical texts from...

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June 4, 2020

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could be...

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April 26, 2018

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Shatters Silence on Preventing Sexual Violence

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In April, the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department hosted a two-part event that presented information on victimization and prevention methods. Shatter the Silence on Sexual Violence, held April 16 and 18, featured presentations and academic posters by...

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April 11, 2018

Arcadia Holds First Lavender Ceremony May 17

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia University will hold its first Lavender Ceremony, an event celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming students in the Class of 2018, on Thursday, May 17. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to be recognized. Participants will receive a lavender cord...

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January 31, 2018

Dr. Mesner to Explore Intersections of Queer Identities through Theater

Dr. Kerr Mesner, assistant professor in the School of Education, will debut his second one-person play, In Transit: Artistic Interventions in Precarious Times , at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in Ontario, Canada on March 15. In Transit explores the intersections of queer...

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