LGBTQ Education Week April 11-15

LGBTQ Education Week will be held April 11 - April 15 and is presented by the Champlain College's Rainbow Alliance (Faculty - Staff LGBTQ Group).

The Champlain Rainbow Alliance is composed of staff and faculty who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. We provide a supportive space to discuss issues relevant to Champlain's LGBTQ community, plan educational initiatives and host social activities. Through collaboration with Champlain College's administration, academic divisions and the student LGBTQ group INCLUDE, the alliance works to broaden the culture of diversity, inclusion and acceptance at Champlain College. The group meets monthly and one meeting a quarter is open to allies and friends.

The LGBTQ Week schedule is: 

Monday April 11:

Trans* 101: Affirming Transgender Students in College Settings workshop, presented by: Eli R. Green, PhD, CSE,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Morgan Room, Aiken Hall. This workshop is limited to just 30 participants! The workshop will include lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Sign-up through the Dare U Calendar (

Vermont Cares ( will be tabling in the IDX Atrium from 11:30  a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by to learn more about the many services they offer.

Tuesday April 12:
Pride Center of Vermont ( will be tabling in the IDX Atrium from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the many services they offer.

Thursday, April 14: 
Guest Speaker -Yana Tallon Hicks ( Sponsored by Student Health & Wellness, the See Say Do Campaign, and the Student Wellness Action Team
Time: 5:30 - 7:30  p.m. in Perry Hall, Perry Presentation Room. This workshop is limited to 70 participants and is free for all Champlain College students. Tickets are available at the Student Health Center in Whiting Hall and will be on a first come, first served basis. The workshop will be available to faculty & staff on a space available basis once it seems there is no further interest from the students.

Friday, April 15: National Day of Silence
Every year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Film Screening: A Jihad for Love, sponsored by Faith Yacubian's LGBTQ class. 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Joyce 311. 

Performance of "The Coming Out Monologues"  7 - 9:30 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium. 

For more information about INCLUDE, the student-led group. 

For more information about the RAINBOW ALLIANCE for staff and faculty

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