SpeakOut: Volunteer to Participate

We are inviting you to participate in the SpeakOut project, 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

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Rauner Library will add SpeakOut collection in 2019

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

DGALA Annual Dues 2017-18

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!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dgala-annual-dues-2017-18-tickets-36318838624

Update on SpeakOut Project

Hi everyone! I am excited to update you on the status of SpeakOut, the oral history project on LGBTQIA+ life at Dartmouth, which is very close to my heart. Over the past few years, I have been collaborating with the Dartmouth College Library and the History Department to define this initiative and shape its mission and vision. Per the announcement in the link below, the College has selected SpeakOut to be an official part of Dartmouth’s 250th Anniversary celebration. With the College’s formal support, the project will benefit from generous budgetary and staffing resources.

http://sites.dartmouth.edu/library/2017/11/30/introducing-speakout-the-dartmouth-college-librarys-new-oral-history-project/

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Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs ’52 Leaders of the Year Award Celebration

DGALA’s President Brendan Connell, Jr. ’87 and VP Melanie Pastuck ’11 were surprised and extremely honored to receive The Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs Leaders of the Year Award at a recent dinner in Hanover (Club and Group Officers Weekend). Mel was unable to attend and receive her award, which Brendan accepted on her behalf, so we wanted to invite you to join us in celebrating Mel as we pass on her award to her too.

The award was made more special when we learned about the amazing Mr. Gibbs. Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs II ’52 (1852, that is!) was a pioneering missionary and educator as well as a politician during Reconstruction, serving as Florida’s first black Secretary of State. He was a member of the abolitionist movement while at Dartmouth, and he was only the third African-American to graduate from the College.

Hope to see you soon to celebrate Mr. Gibbs, Black History Month, Brendan, and Mel.

RSVP to join us on Facebook!