All of us have certainly missed getting together with friends, family, and the Dartmouth community during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while many activities and ways of keeping in touch have virtually transitioned (via Zoom, FaceTime, etc.), we know that those who are most in need of connection are especially struggling right now.
While Dartmouth has officially cancelled this year’s Day of Service, DGALA’s annual service initiative is continuing through the contribution of handwritten notes from members to our elderly LGBTQIA+ friends at the GRIOT Circle.
We can all use some TLC right now – and a trusty handwritten note might make a big difference in someone’s life. Since 1996, GRIOT Circle has provided a welcoming space, culturally sensitive services, and member-centered programming that affirm the lives of LGBTQ elders of color. Much of this is made possible because of our generous supporters. You can learn more about them on their website.
DGALA members in other cities can suggest other virtual service opportunities/make partnerships with local nonprofits to support their communities and we can help them implement the opportunity.
Thanks to Amanda Rosenblum ’07 for finding this opportunity and being our liaison to GRIOT, as well as to our newest DGALA Board Member, Erik Ochsner ’93, for coordinating this mailing!
This event has been canceled.
DGALA Family Event – Save the Date for Central Park Playdate!
May 9th @ 1pm
[Rain Date- Sunday, May 10th]
Calling all DGALA Parents and Future Parents! Join us for a casual Central Park Playdate – Playground TBD (please suggest any favorites that you have)!
Feel free to bring a simple snack to share, and DGALA will provide some beverages for both kids and adults.
The more the merrier- all are welcome!
RSVP on our Facebook Event
Our kids will play and we’ll think about more ways that we can come together and ways to support each other as both parents and future parents.
Be on the look out for a brunch party before Maplewood’s Family Pride on June 6th and a group outing to the Montshire Science Museum in Norwich, VT during the DGALA All-Classes reunion (September 25th-27th).
DGALA (Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ Alumni) and DAPAAA (Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni) are co-hosting this event to celebrate Lunar New Year in NYC! Dartmouth alumni from all affiliated groups will be gathering to eat dim sum. Please bring at least $20 in cash as this is the minimum per person. RSVP through this Facebook invite so we can properly reserve the seats. Looking forward to being all together!
This event is co-sponsored by:
BADA (Dartmouth Black Alumni), NAAAD (Dartmouth Native American Alumni), Women of Dartmouth NY, NJ, and Fairfield County
WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nom Wah Nolita, 10 Kenmare St., New York, NY 10012
RSVP: On Facebook
This event has been canceled.
Join DGALA for our Alumni Day of Service project with Citymeals on Wheels!
Volunteers will be delivering meals to our homebound elderly neighbors. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes as deliveries are done on foot within walking distance of the meal center. Volunteers will be given a brief orientation, route sheet instructions and meals. Volunteers will deliver in pairs or small groups. Meals are delivered RAIN or SHINE.
Citymeals on Wheels
Stanley Isaacs Senior Center
415 East 93rd Street (bldg offset from the street, entrance thru glass sliding doors)
New York, NY 10128
Learn more about Citymeals on Wheels:
Owning It: The Story of SpeakOut and Historical Accountability
The Friends of the Dartmouth College Library cordially invite you to an event focused on two distinct but related projects undertaken by the Library. The first half of the event, from 2:30-3:30 PM, will feature SpeakOut, an oral history project that documents the history of Dartmouth’s LGBTQIA+ community. The second half, from 3:45-4:45 PM, will feature the Historical Accountability Program, which seeks to shine light on issues of diversity and inclusion from Dartmouth’s past.
The event will be held in the East Reading Room of Baker Library from 2:30-4:45 on Thursday, October 10th, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.