Texas Tech University

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October 5-9

Pride Week serves the Texas Tech Community through facilitation and leadership of programming aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. The Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement invites you to join us as we celebrate Pride Week whether you identify as part of the LGBTQIA community or want to show your support through allyship.

Monday, October 5

Pride Week T-Shirt Distribution
October 5 is also the deadline for voter registration in the state of Texas. Voter registration will be available during the t-shirt distribution. 
Support Provided by Student Affairs
Student Union Building North Plaza (Outside), 12:00-1:30 p.m. (While Supplies Last)

U.S. LGBTQIA+ History: Gay Liberation, Stonewall, and Important Figures
Co-hosted by Student Intersectional Leadership Council
Zoom Webinar, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Register for U.S. LGBTQIA+ History

Signature Event: Our Call to Action: Resiliency in the Time of Unrest
Featuring Leslie Hall, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Kasey Suffredini, Freedom for All Americans, and Dr. Thea Zunick, JED Foundation, as well as special performances by the School of Music Choir
Support Provided by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Zoom Webinar, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Register for "Our Call to Action"
Promote "Our Call to Action" on Facebook

Tuesday, October 6

Tunnel of Awareness (1 of 2)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Organized by University Student HousingTOA 2020 Graphic

Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student October Social
Virtual (More Information Coming Soon), 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Organized by the LGBTQIA Faculty, Staff, & Graduate Student Association

Closets, Closets, Closets: Virtual Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. via Zoom, RSVP Here
Sponsored by Fowlkes Consulting 

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Poetry Slam Participant Workshop  Optional
Student Union Building - Mesa Room, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Guest Artist Regie Cabico

Wednesday, October 7

Tye Dye Versity
Drane Hall (Outside), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Organized by Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE)

Tunnel of Awareness (2 of 2)
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Organized by University Student Housing

IGNITE! Faculty and Staff Discuss Allyship
Zoom Meeting, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Register for IGNITE Faculty/Staff Panel

IGNITE! FS Panel 2020

Pride Week Poetry Slam 
Featuring Regie Cabico, Acclaimed Slam Poet
Supported by University Student Housing
Spectators - Zoom Webinar, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Promote Poetry Slam on Facebook

Audience Join Link - Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

Thursday, October 8

International Lesbian Day 
Student Union Building North Plaza (Outside), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Promote International Lesbian Day on Facebook

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IGNITE! Allyship is Not an Identity, It's a Practice
Zoom Meeting, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Register for IGNITE! Allyship Workshop

Coming Out Stories
Co-hosted by Student Intersectional Leadership Council
Zoom Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.
Register for Coming Out Stories

Friday, October 9

colloquim 2020

Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium 
Featuring Dr. Siobhan Brooks, Cal State Fullerton
Organized by Women's & Gender Studies
Register for Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium

Miss Glamour & Fame: Texas Tech's Pride Week Drag Pageant
Featuring Vancie Vega as Dolly Parton
Zoom and Facebook Livestream, 8-10:20 p.m.
Register to compete for Miss Glamour and Fame
View Miss Glamour and Fame contestant guidelines
Pay contestant registration fee