DGALA Career Panel for Students (5/13/21)

Zoom in as a panel of DGALA alums answers questions from the existing LGBTQ+ students of the campus group Within. Panelists have been selected based on Within’s survey of careers that are of the most interest. “We have lots of business presentations, so we’d like to hear more from DGALA alums in government, non-profits and the performing arts.” In addition to the panel discussion, attendees can ask questions and receive responses from alums participating. Chloe Fugle ’23 and Lee Merkle-Raymond ’86 will moderate.

WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 7-8:30pm (EDT)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom
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Online Event with Two DCF Scholars (5/5/21)

DGALA and the Dartmouth College Fund are excited to be partnering for this live online opportunity for DGALA alums to meet two of our DGALA/DCF scholars.

Join us for this Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 5 at 5pm (EDT) to hear from seniors Colin Goodbred and Jess Zhang as they share moments from their Dartmouth experience. To receive your personalized link, please register via the email distributed to DGALA members. Need help registering? Email dartgala@gmail.com.

Colin Goodbred '21

Colin Goodbred D’21
Colin Goodbred will share stories from his experience with the triathlon team, testifying against anti-trans legislation in NH, and how his classes have shaped the person he is today.

HOMETOWN: Brentwood, TN
MAJOR: Quantitative Social Science

Jess Zhang '21

Jess Zhang D’21
Jess Zhang will speak about her leadership role with Phi Tau (a gender-inclusive Greek house) and the project she created with the Class of 1961 arts initiative grant.

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA
MAJOR: Linguistics

Beth Robinson ’86 to Join DGALA in Zoom Chat (1/21/21)

Beth Robinson
Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson ’86

Vermont Supreme Court Justice (Freedom to Marry superhero-lawyer-icon!) Beth Robinson ’86 Zoom-side chat! How many of us know the story of the legal case Baker v. State of Vermont? One of our own, Beth Robinson ’86, was one of the lead attorneys who filed a lawsuit in Vermont on behalf of three couples seeking the freedom to marry – AND WON! Supreme Court Justice Robinson (aka Beth) offered to join us for a Q&A about the documentary “The State of Marriage,” which was made about this case! We hope you will join us for this extraordinary event!!

“Mary Bonauto partnered with small-town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement. Despite fierce opposition, Vermont became the first state to grant same sex couples legal recognition through a groundbreaking 1999 State Supreme Court decision, and the first to legalize marriage equality by legislative vote in 2009.” (Amazon)

Hollywood Reporter said, “The State of Marriage” is an indispensable addition to the history of the marriage equality movement and a suspenseful nail-biter right up to the feel good ending. From groundbreaking LGBT legal recognition for same sex couples in 2000, to becoming the first state to enact same sex marriage through a dramatic legislative vote in 2009, the film shows in a very personal way how, as HRC national field director Marty Rouse says, Beth, Susan and Mary really changed the course of American history.

HRC’s Marty Rouse said, “They really changed the course of American history.” Featuring Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.

You can watch the documentary in advance and join us at 8pm for the Q&A, or you can join us as we watch it together at 6:15pm on January 21st via Zoom before the Q&A. More details coming via email and our social media.

Generations Project Writing Workshop & Sharing Session

To mark our 35th anniversary, and in honor of SpeakOut, we are honored to be hosting an event in collaboration with The Generations Project – an organization that facilitates intergenerational queer writing workshops, and bringing LGBTQ+ experiences to life through storytelling (check them out on Instagram)!

At this event, our partners from The Generations Project will facilitate a virtual and intersectional learning program, bringing together LGBTQ+ Dartmouth alums for a creative sharing and discussion group. The Generations Project facilitators will guide us through multiple short prompts, with an emphasis on free self-expression and imagination.

The exercises are designed to be non-intimidating and easy for writers and beginners alike, and to spark various avenues of discussion. It’s sure to be the most interactive virtual event you attend all year!

  • Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 24; 5-7 p.m. ET (Join Facebook Event)
  • Sharing Session: Thursday, October 1; 5-6 p.m. ET

Both events will be followed by Happy Hours (Facebook Event), co-hosted by Chuck Edwards ’86 A&S and Leandra Barrett ’15 – both of whom participated in the SpeakOut project!

Becoming a State Supreme Court Justice: A Conversation with the Hon. Beth Robinson ’86 of Vermont and the Hon. Anne Patterson ’80 of New Jersey

Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Women of Dartmouth, and DGALA, the Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ Alum Association invite you to a special Zoom presentation:

Becoming a State Supreme Court Justice: A Conversation with the Hon. Beth Robinson ’86 of Vermont and the Hon. Anne Patterson ’80 of New Jersey
September 17, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM EDT

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Please join the Honorable Beth Robinson ’86 of the Vermont Supreme Court, and the Honorable Anne Patterson ’80 of the New Jersey Supreme Court, as they discuss their respective paths to becoming a judge on the highest court in the state-court system, and the important role of the states in protecting individual rights and liberties. In particular, Justice Robinson will discuss Vermont’s efforts to protect the rights of same-sex couples, and Justice Patterson will discuss New Jersey’s recent criminal justice reforms.

Justice Robinson received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1989. She clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, entered private practice, and then served as counsel to Governor Peter Shumlin. Governor Shumlin appointed her to the Vermont Supreme Court as an Associate Justice on November 28, 2011.

Justice Patterson received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1983. She practiced in the firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti and also served as a deputy attorney general and special assistant to New Jersey Attorney General Peter N. Perretti, Jr. Governor Chris Christie nominated her to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and was sworn in on September 1, 2011.

The moderator, Amanda Prentice ’06, is currently an Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, in the Air Branch.

This program is free.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed shortly before the program to all registered attendees.

Upon request, a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours will be provided tor those who wish to seek CLE credit from their respective state regulators.