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!
Please join DGALA and Women of Dartmouth for a virtual alum book club event, held in partnership with alumna-owned Still North Books & Bar in Hanover.
We will hear from Torrey Peters GR’13, whose new book Detransition, Baby is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can’t reach. Torrey will be joined in conversation by Sheila Hicks-Rotella ’04. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required to attend.
In Detransition, Baby, Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel. Kirkus Reviews calls the debut, “Smart, funny, and bighearted. Trans women will be matching their experiences against Reese’s, but so will cis women—and so will anyone with an interest in the human condition.” And Garth Greenwell says, “It’s the smartest novel I’ve read in ages. Peters manages to be utterly savage and lacerating while also conveying endlessly expanding compassion. It’s kind of a miracle.” Peters is set to write the pilot episode of the TV adaptation for Detransition, Baby with Grey’s Anatomy writer-producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan lined up to serve as showrunners on the half-hour dramedy adaptation of the novel.
Torrey Peters GR’13 is the author of the bestselling novel Detransition, Baby (Random House, 2021), which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize and was a Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club Pick. She is also the author of the novellas Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker. Peters holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She splits her time between Brooklyn and an off-grid cabin in Vermont.
Sheila Hicks-Rotella ’04 has worked in college and independent school admissions and financial aid for 15 years. At Dartmouth she played rugby and was a Women’s and Gender Studies major (more or less in that order). She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a degree in School Leadership in 2009. She lives in The Bronx with her wife Emily, a technology entrepreneur, and their two young children. In her spare time she writes comedy and organizes play dates (which means something different than it did 20 years ago).
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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.
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