Dartmouth to Host IvyQ in Fall 2014
Dartmouth will host IvyQ on Nov 6-9, 2014, the weekend after the DGALA All-Class Reunion (Oct 31-Nov 2). The student planning committee is seeking alum participation:
- Alums interested in hosting a workshop or participate in a panel on topics such as Poetry, Asexuality, Queer Histories, ARt (non-poets), STEM panel, Wellness, Ability, Class, Relationships, Sex, Sexuality, Identity, Advocacy, Faith, and Diasporas and Internationalism.
- Alums with connections to companies or organizations that would be interested in sponsoring the IvyQ conference. The fundraising committee is actively seeking individual, corporate, and organizational sponsors.
- For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IvyQ is an annual undergraduate conference focused on issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and leadership and is open to students throughout the Ivy League. Through meaningful and diverse programming and community-building, IvyQ aims to create an intercollegiate community of LGBTQ students and allies equipped with the skills to examine self-identities, value those of others, and understand the importance of intersectionality. While empowering all students to feel confident in their identities and their potential to instill positive change in their own lives and the communities they inhabit, IvyQ stresses the acknowledgment of our institutional privilege and seeks lasting social change for LGBTQ communities.
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
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
4th Annual LGBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance Party
(Over 400 LBT Women Expected)
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014. 2:30 – 6 pm
Where: Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines
Host Committee Includes: DGALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA
For additional information about the event please contact DGALA Director Melanie Pastuck ’11 <email@example.com>
Dance Cost: $75 (before 5/1), then $90 (5/1 to 6/20) and $125 at the door (if available). Tickets mostly tax-deductible.
RSVP: Advance tickets are available at HMI.org https://www.hmi.org/womens-pride
Join us on Saturday, June 21 in Fire Island for the 4th annual LBT Women’s Pride in the Pines Dance (400 women expected), including COMPLIMENTARY wine, vodka & hors d’oeuvres plus a great silent auction (fantastic high-end bargains in 2013, such as theatre tickets and travel). Music by DJ/Producer Charo Velecio. Dress code: Classic White. Pride in the Pines benefits an LGBT charity each year (rotates): in 2014 HMI (the Hetrick Martin Institute) is the beneficiary. HMI helps LGBTQ youth to reach their full potential, especially at-risk youth and homeless young people: 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and 30% are thrown out of their homes after they come out. In 2013 over 75% of event proceeds benefited the designated charity.
To get to Whyte Hall from NYC: via Sayville Ferry (http://www.sayvilleferry.com – $16 round-trip) or take the special MTA LIRR-Ferry packages (take the Manhattan or Brooklyn LIRR to Sayville LIRR Station, transfer via Colonial Taxi to Ferry – $31 round-trip package) or via water taxi from any other beach on the Island.