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!
We want you to SpeakOut! Join this oral history project documenting the history of the LGBTQIA+ Community at Dartmouth College. Volunteer to share your story at dartgo.org/speakout.
We are inviting you to participate in the SpeakOut project (Dartmouth College Site for SpeakOut), which I hope that you have learned about in my recent emails and Facebook posts. Please read the invitation from the wonderful Caitlin Birch below, our partner at Rauner Special Collections Library.
To begin the volunteer process, please visit: goo.gl/forms/mVmhvuiBQ24lymVW2
For more information on the project background, see this post.
Brendan Connell, Jr. ’87
President of DGALA
Continue reading “SpeakOut: Volunteer to Participate”
SpeakOut, an oral history project on past LGBTQIA+ students at the College, will be added to Rauner Library’s Special Collections in early 2019. The project was announced last November and is a collaboration between the library, the history department and the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association.
Read the full article at http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2018/01/speakout-lgbtqia-history
Hi DGALA members and friends! If you were planning on making a contribution to DGALA this tax year and haven’t, now is a great time to do it! A reminder that DGALA is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation, and we are dependent on your generous support to fund student initiatives like the DGALA Triangle Grants and Dartmouth PRIDE as well as our robust regional programming. We promise that your money is well spent. Thanks so much and happy new year!!