GSMA Celebration

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Celebration 2018

Monday, October 22—Friday, October 26
Pride Against Prejudice

This celebration will highlight the growing empowerment of the LGBTQA+ community to address the problems of the present and find hope for the future.  Join PRISM and the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we celebrate the accomplishments of the GSMA community.

Kickoff Celebration

Monday, October 23  |  4 – 6 p.m.  |  Ball Circle (Rain Location:  Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Join PRISM for free food and fun on Ball Circle! We will have food and information on our upcoming events this week! And yes, all the food is FREE!

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker:  Namoli Brennet
Tuesday, October 23 • 6:30 p.m. • Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center

Namoli Brennet, woman with red hair holding a guitarDubbed, “Among the best folk-rock artists in the US”, songwriter Namoli Brennet has been touring with her own brand of moody and inspiring music since 2002. A recent Iowa transplant, Brennet was based out of Tucson, Arizona for over a decade and her music still carries some of the stark, persistent beauty of the desert. She’s a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase. She’s been described as a cross between Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna and Amy Ray, and Zocalo magazine calls her music, “Gorgeous and introspective.” Namoli recently released a live CD in Germany and is currently work on her next release scheduled for 2017.


Movie Night:  Love, Simon
Wednesday, October 24  |  7 p.m. |  Monroe Hall, Room 116

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Representation Beyond the Page:  LGBTQ+ Authors Through History
Thursday, October, 25  |  4 p.m.  |  Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center

Ever wondered which of your favorite books were written by LGBT+ authors? You’re in luck! Join PRISM and the English Department to discuss some notable LGBT+ authors from history, including some you may have never known were part of the community! Featuring Drs. Richards, Haffey, Finkelstein, Barrenechea, LaBreche, and Foss!

PRISM Prom: Halloween

Friday, October 26 | 8 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Cost information: $3 in advance, $5 at the door

It’s time to get SPOOKY!  Wear your best costume and come to PRISM Prom to close out our week of pride events.  We will have crafts, dancing, and prizes for the best costume!

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540-654-1044 or visit our web page at