Landed: Together in Canada by Sarah Foy ’01
The Landed exhibition opens on May 28 with the launch of DOC NOW, the Ryerson University documentary media festival. Landed is also an official affiliate event of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, and will be in the Emerging Artists Project gallery at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, May 24 to June 29. For gallery hours and more information, visit: www.landedtogether.ca.
What was the inspiration for Landed: Together in Canada?
“I am an American, and in 2009, I fell in love with a non-American. At the time, U.S. federal law did not recognize same-sex marriage, and it did not permit U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for permanent residence in the U.S. For my partner and me, this meant that our only viable option was to leave the U.S. when her student visa expired in 2012. We left our home, our community of friends and family, and our jobs and professional networks for the hope of finding a permanent home together.
“Fortunately in our case, my partner is Canadian. Because the Canadian government recognizes same-sex relationships, it was fairly straightforward for me to begin the process of immigrating to Canada as her partner. For many binational couples, the situation is far more complex because neither partner is from a country that recognizes same-sex relationships. Within a couple of weeks of my arrival in Canada, I met another couple who landed here for this reason. This inspired me to find as many couples as I could who immigrated to Canada because they could not live together in the U.S. I ended up identifying over 50 couples (including one who contacted me after reading about my project on the WorldPride website), 17 of whom I interviewed and photographed for Landed.”
“I am in the process of thinking through how I might continue to work on my thesis project. I would love to arrange for an exhibition of Landed in a gallery in the U.S. I may also seek funding to expand the project, e.g., to same-sex binational couples without a connection to the U.S. (or Canada), or to LGBT individuals who have sought refuge in Canada because it is too dangerous or difficult for them to live in their own countries.”
Join DGALA June 13-14 in Hanover for our Annual Mini-Reunion
All classes are invited and all events are FREE!
The tentative schedule for the weekend includes:
Friday June 13th
10:00PM – Midnight
DGALA Cocktails (Open Bar!)
Saturday June 14th
9:00AM – 10:00AM
DGALA Annual Reunion Breakfast with President Phil Hanlon ’77
11:00 AM – Noon
Special DGALA-Only Hood Museum Tour
2:00PM – 3:00PM
DGALA-Only Tour of Triangle House
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Informal Dinner with Students
DGALA dorm housing available for a limited time only! For information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association invite you to a live webcast featuring a conversation with:
– Assistant Dean and LGBT Advisor Dr. Reese Kelly
– DGALA Board President Caroline Kerr ’05
– T Kienemund ’15
About Triangle House: Dartmouth’s new living and learning residence for LGBT students, opening October 2014
April 2, 2014
4–5 PM EDT
To register, please go to http://www.visualwebcaster.com/TriangleHouseWebcast
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions live during the webcast.
Register online now to take advantage of our limited-time Early Bird rates: http://dgala2014reunion.eventbrite.com
For complete information and updates about the 2014 All Class Reunion, please visit our 2014 Reunion Home Page.
Want to help with reunion planning? Have questions?
Email us at DGALA2014Reunion@gmail.com.
2013 Group of the Year: Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni/ae Association
“DGALA exemplifies thoughtful partnership. Partnership amongst alumni members. Partnership between students and alumni. Partnership between alumni and the College. Such partnership was very evident in 2013.
DGALA continues to demonstrate strong support of LGBTQA students at Dartmouth, on both an individual and financial level. Through a partnership with the Dartmouth College Fund, DGALA members’ contributions made 2013 its third record-breaking year and resulted in the naming of seven DGALA student scholars. The group also maintains the Bourne Fund, which provides students with assistance if they enter financial crisis after coming out. DGALA continues strong communication efforts with its members and the College, with regular newsletters, a wonderful website, a vibrant Facebook group and regular communication with staff.
The group’s leadership navigates issues adeptly and with a sense of balance, taking care to support the College as well as its members’ varying perspectives. DGALA’s leadership sets high standards, is conscientious, insightful, and remains informed on College happenings. Members exhibit a commitment to strengthening the College, as evident through their participation on various committees this year, which included: the search committee for the new Assistant Dean and LGBTQA Advisor in the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL), the Triangle House planning committee, as well as, the Alumni Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.
As part of the 2013 June Reunions, DGALA organized a slate of engaging and thoughtful programs which included the annual breakfast with President Hanlon, a private tour at the Hood museum, a faculty lecture, a jam-packed cocktail hour, and a Q&A with Senator Kristen Gillibrand `88. All of these events resulted in record attendance numbers. The group continues to foster meaningful connections between its members and the College, coordinating programs in Hanover and beyond and has big plans for their upcoming 30th anniversary all-class reunion in October, which promises to be engaging and exciting. We look forward to seeing it all come to fruition!
For all these reasons and more, we are proud to acknowledge DGALA as the 2013 Group of the Year.”
Full article: https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/awards/clubandgroupawards/DGALA