NYC: DGALA Volunteers with Callen-Lorde

Join DGALA for Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service!

Date: Saturday, May 2nd
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:oo PM
Place: Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, 356 W 18th St, NYC

DGALA will be volunteering with Callen-Lorde as part of the Alumni Council’s Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service, a day designed to provide opportunities for Dartmouth alumni to give back to their local communities.

DGALA has been asked to help Callen-Lorde organize a community photo-shoot at the health center on Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. They need help checking people in to the shoot, passing out and collecting waivers, supervising the snack area and helping out with props during the shoot. Also, if you are interested they would love to take your picture too! If you are able to attend this event please sign up below for a two hour shift.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay.

Please sing up to volunteer here: http://goo.gl/oVElqE

Learn more about the DGALA and Callen-Lorde volunteer event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/854969791205230/

Learn more about the Alumni Council’s Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service here: http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/leadership/DayofService

San Francisco: From Putin to Pussy Riot and Beyond

Masha Gessen: From Putin to Pussy Riot and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, April 29th
Time: 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Place: Kanbar Hall, 3200 California Street, San Francisco
Cost: $40 for Member, $55 for Non-Member, $35 for Young Alum Member (Includes premium ticket, VIP reception, hors d’oeuvres, and beer/wine.)

Dartmouth Silicon Valley & DGALA, in concert with Arts & Ideas at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, invites alumni and their guests to a special VIP evening with journalist Masha Gessen, in conversation with Peter Finn, National Security Editor, Washington Post.

Masha Gessen is a fearless Russian-American journalist noted for her opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, an LBGT activist who says that for many years she was “probably the only publicly out gay person” in Russia, and the author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. Her latest book, about the Tsarnaevs, the Chechen brothers suspected of perpetrating the Boston Marathon bombings, explores the struggle between assimilation and alienation that fueled their apparent metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist.

In addition to Ms Gessen’s discussion, alumni and guests will meet in the “Green Room” for a private, Dartmouth VIP reception before the show.

Not yet a Dartmouth Silicon Valley member? Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: April 21st

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by April 21st. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after April 21st are welcome, but must pay an additional $10 administration fee. Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Brooklyn Museum Event, Co-Sponsored by DCNY & BADA

This DGALA event, co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of New York and BADA, is not to be missed!
Co-hosted by Amanda Rosenblum ’07 and Lizzy Hennessey ’09

First, we will visit the Brooklyn Museum to view the new Kehinde Wiley exhibit. Kehinde is a gay black NYC-based artist who paints portraits of people of color in heroic poses. The NY Times has called the exhibit “mind-teasing,” “eye-catching,” and “hard to ignore“; “His paintings reflect some of the problems and pleasures of being alive right now, in times fraught with corrosive bigotry and inequality.” (Smith, 2015). While there, you can also view the Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time exhibit on female power and, of course, the permanent collections.

We will then after-party next door beginning at 4pm at Bar Sepia (234 Underhill Avenue). Light appetizers will be provided! Drinks are on you; full bar available for very reasonable prices. If it’s nice out, we can hang out in the backyard. Kids are welcome at Bar Sepia until sundown and encouraged to attend this event!

Note on Pricing: Youth (19 and under) are free at the museum, Student and Senior admission is $10, and you can get in for no charge with a new NYC Municipal ID card. All others are $16.

Event Details: April 19th, 2pm to 6pm
The Brooklyn Museum & Bar Sepia
RSVP for our Facebook Event Online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386873274965200/

Lunar New Year with DAPAAA, BADA, and DCNY

Celebrate the Year of the Goat in NYC with DAPAAA, DGALA, BADA, and the Dartmouth Club of New York!

Tickets include all-you-can-eat dim sum and tea at 88 Palace Restaurant. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Purchase Tickets Online Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dartmouth-lunar-new-year-dim-sum-tickets-15645396803

DGALA Board of Directors Elections

DGALA, the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association, is currently seeking nominations and applications for new members for our Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity to stay connected to life at Dartmouth and to be deeply involved in all of DGALA’s activities, including:

– Planning and vision-setting for the organization
– Providing leadership for and participating in one or more Board projects or initiatives
– Working with the College administration on policies that affect LGBTQA alumni/ae and students
– Organizing educational, social, and professional events around the country
– Mentoring young alumni/ae and current students
– Managing DGALA’s communications with its members and others, including via web properties, social media, and email
– Sponsoring important on-campus events such as annual Pride programming, all-class reunions, and mini-reunions

The DGALA Board of Directors is extremely active and members are required to commit to a minimum  level of engagement during the entirety of their terms. Minimum engagement levels are defined as:

– Participating in at least 75% of Board conference calls (usually held once a month on Saturdays)
– Playing an active leadership/co-leadership role in at least one DGALA project or initiative
– Making a financial contribution at a level that is comfortable for your budget

Prospective Board members should be aware that DGALA is a not-for-profit corporation separate and apart from the College, and that the Director role includes fiduciary responsibilities to the corporation.

Applications, nominations and questions should be emailed to DGALA at DartGala@gmail.com. To apply, please submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in serving on the DGALA Board on or before December 8, 2014. In outlining your interest in serving on the DGALA Board, please discuss the following:

– Specific DGALA initiatives that are of interest to you, and why
– Other Dartmouth alumni leadership, Non-Profit or Board experience
– How you plan to align your commitment to DGALA as a director with your schedule
– Anything special about your candidacy that we should consider

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DGALA Mission: 

The Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association (DGALA) strives to foster community between and among the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied (GLBTQA) alumni/ae of the College by furthering the intellectual, social, cultural and educational well-being of GLBTQA alumni/ae and students and providing the College and the greater College community with active support in matters of mutual concern.

DGALA also aims to enhance the experience of GLBTQA persons at Dartmouth and support the College’s commitment to diversity by fostering communications between and among GLBTQA alumni/ae and students, faculty, staff, administrators, the other affiliated groups and the College community as a whole.

To learn more about DGALA, visit dgala.com