Month: February 2010

Queer Parenting Panel 2/25 @ 8PM

GLOW (Gay Lesbian or Whatever) is hosting a “Queer Parenting Talk” in Wriston Auditorium at 8p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 25). The Queer Parenting Talk will consist of a Lawrence University faculty panel (including Professor Ben Rinehart, Nicole Buenzli of admissions, and Dean Nancy Wall),  sharing their experiences about being GLBTQ and parents, too. Students and the members of the community will be able to answer their questions about legal and social circumstances surrounding being a queer parent. Be there! It should be really interesting.

Magdalen Hsu-Li, March 9

On Tuesday, March 9th at 8pm in the WCC Cinema, Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform at LU. Hsu-Li is an internationally acclaimed bi-sexual, Asian-American, musician, visual artist, speaker and cultural activist. She will be giving a live performance of her album “Smashing the Ceiling” as well as giving her “True Diversity” interactive lecture that addresses how we can begin to raise diversity awareness in ourselves and our community and encouraging the importance of listening to and seeing the world through each other’s ears and eyes.

Auditions for VDAY

Wanna be a part of the Lawrence Chapter of V-Day’s production of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES?

Of course you do!

Come check out the auditions:

Sunday, Feb 7th from 7-9pm in the WCC Esch Studio

Monday, Feb 8th from 7-9pm in the WCC Hurvis Room

You do NOT have to have a monologue prepared – you can read from the script. If you already have in mind what monologues/parts you are interested in, that would be helpful! No acting or theatre experience required! Anyone can help with this production who wants to, so don’t be shy and stop by the auditions.

If you want to audition and are unable to stop by the audition times, you must make a separate meeting time before 9pm on Monday as we will be deciding the cast list at that time. If you want to help out in any way but cannot stop by during the above audition times, PLEASE contact me as soon as possible to chat.

Thanks and we hope to see you at auditions!

Lawrence University Chapter of V-DAY


Rose Wasielewski

Office of Multicultural Affairs Programs Coordinator

Residence Hall Director – Ormsby Hall

Lawrence University – Appleton, WI

Feb 17: Kate Bornstein Comes to Lawrence

Kate Bornstein comes to Lawrence University to deliver a talk titled Hello Cruel World: Survival Tips for Outsiders.

Sometimes, whatever it is that gives you the most joy, pleasure or relief also gets you into the deepest trouble, especially when you try to explain it to other people. It could be doing something harmless that you’re not allowed to do, or falling in love with someone that someone else doesn’t want you to love. It could be your weight that makes you an outsider, or your height, the color of your skin, your religion, or the clothes you wear. As harmless as you feel you’re being, people may still exclude you from their lives–sometimes cruelly. This is a 90 minute workshop that offers alternatives to suffering as an outsider. The workshop is based on Kate’s book, Hello, Cruel World. More information at

Kate Bornstein is a gender activist, artist, and author whose books My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw revolutionized gender studies as well as trans/gender activism.

Come for this singular, smart, funny, rule-breaking talk.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time: 8:15pm – 11:15pm

Location: Wriston Auditorium

This event was developed [in part] under grant number 1U795M058992-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.