My Journey to Dartmouth and Beyond (4/7/22)

"Dartmouth Coeducation at 50" bannerTo commemorate the 50th Anniversary of our Native American entities at Dartmouth (NAP, NAD, and NAIS), Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth and Women of Dartmouth invite you to ‘My Journey To Dartmouth And Beyond’, a panel of three phenomenal alumnae highlighting their stories of Dartmouth, and beyond. In showcasing these women’s stories, we will shine a light on their contributions to Dartmouth and their alumni & Native communities, as well as the profound impact that Dartmouth had on them. We are proud of our alums – come and hear about their journeys.


  • Hilary C. Tompkins (’90, Navajo), current Dartmouth Trustee
  • Mabelle Drake Hueston (’86, Navajo), former co-chair of the Native American Visiting Committee (NAVC)
  • Sarah Harris (’00, Mohegan), NAVC committee member


  • Kalina Newmark (’11, Dene), co-chair of the NAVC and former Alumni Council representative of the Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth (NAAAD).

Please join us for this important conversation.

My Journey to Dartmouth and Beyond
Thursday, April 7, 2022
7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. EST
Register online

This event is co-hosted by the Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth and Women of Dartmouth, and co-sponsored by all affiliated alumni groups.

Becoming Johanna Viewing and Q&A (10/7/21)

We are thrilled to announce that documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist Jonathan Skurnik ’86 is providing DGALA members with special FREE access to watch his film Becoming Johanna, and will then join us for a Q&A on Zoom.

You will also be treated to a short about Robert Jackson ’86 coming out his senior spring (7 min). DGALA funds are being used to fund the digitization of this film!

Please register here.

A Vimeo link will be sent after registration to permit viewing in advance of the Oct. 7 Q&A event. There will not be a joint viewing session for these films.

NYC: Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove (10/1/21)

Join DGALA as we explore: “On view outdoors in New-York Historical’s rear courtyard, this exhibition explores the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s in Cherry Grove through some 70 enlarged photographs and additional ephemera from the unique holdings of the Cherry Grove Archives Collection.”

Read more about the exhibit here.

Tickets are free. This is a timed-entry event, and you must reserve your own tickets in advance here. (Please select the 6:30pm time slot.) For those interested, we can find an outdoor place to eat after the exhibition! Please RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, and that you have reserved your ticket!

Patricia Fitzgerald and Kay Guinness, Cherry Grove Beach
Patricia Fitzgerald and Kay Guinness, Cherry Grove Beach, September 1952 | Cherry Grove Archives Collection, Gift of Gay Nathan and Julie Paradise

DGALA Undergraduate COVID Thesis Presentation (7/13/21)

DGALA had the great honor to support the research of Olivia Goodwin ’21 this year. Olivia will now be presenting their interesting and important thesis research to the DGALA community on July 13th, 7-8pm EST. Join us by registering here.

Olivia shares more information about their thesis:

Olivia Goodwin '21
Olivia Goodwin ’21

My thesis is a mixed methods approach, which explores:

  1. how LGBTQ+ Dartmouth undergraduate students have changed their use of support networks during the COVID-19 pandemic,
  2. the differences between students by how their environment impacted their experiences with stress, and
  3. the differences of stressors between students of marginalized sexual orientations and marginalized gender identities.

I am specifically studying the experiences of LGBTQ+ students’ potential homotransphobic-specific stressors that quarantine imposed on some. I hope that this project becomes part of Dartmouth’s history as a record of students’ experiences during COVID-19.


DGALA Virtual Trivia Night (6/24/21)

You are invited to join DGALA for a virtual trivia night open to DGALA members, friends, family, allies, current students and incoming students!

WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 7:30pm-8:30pm (ET)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom
RSVP: Register for the DGALA Virtual Trivia Night (and check out the event on Facebook)

Featuring Dartmouth and diversity-themed trivia, plus social time after.

Q: Which US politician, who was openly gay, was fundamental in defeating Proposition 6, which would’ve made it illegal for members of the queer community to teach in schools?

Join us at 7:30pm for trivia and awesome tunes with your host, David Blum ’93, of Great Big Trivia. Each round begins easy and gets progressively more difficult, so whether you’re a casual trivia player or seasoned trivia buff there’s something for everyone!

We’re playing for fun (and PRIDE), but like traditional pub trivia we’ll keep score.

You’ll submit answers via a Google Form and the winner will receive some DGALA swag!

Can you beat the competition?

A: Harvey Milk

Event flyer for DGALA Trivia Night