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Dakota Sacred Sites Tour

Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, April 29th, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway. Buses will leave by 3:00 PM. 128 Pleasant Street SE , Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Circle of Indigenous Nations is pleased to announce the Dakota Sacred Sites Bus tour. Please see the quote from the tour leader below and use this link to register. Space is limited.


Supporting Trans Students Panel

Monday, April 25, 2016

The MCPA LGBTQIA* Commission will be hosting a panel and round table dissusion. The event will take place at Saint Paul College on April 25th from 6-7:30pm in the City View Grille. Panelists will include Andrea Jenkins, Saby Labor, and Jason Jackson. RSVP to reserve your spot by April 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, email M.


Gender Diversity & Our University

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 6-8 pm, Mayo Auditorium. Dinner Included.

Join us for an event about gender identity and the University of Minnesota through a workshop, discussion panel, and social hour in the Mayo Auditorium. Panelists include a diverse group of university faculty, professors, current students, and other stakeholders of the university.  Email James Schwartz at for disability and access requests, or if you have any dietary needs or concerns. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Sponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and SAGA (your Sexuality and Gender Ambassadors!)


Sexuality, Culture and Identity for International Students Panel

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tues, April 19, 5-7 pm, 130 Murphy Hall. What does it mean to be an international GLBTQIA student in America? University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges in America in 2015. We have the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Programs Office that dedicates to supporting GLBTQIA community. We have the Queer Student Cultural Center with a prolonged history. We have numerous resources and services for GLBTQIA students on and off campus. However, there is little information about international GLBTQIA students, not only at our U, but in the whole USA.

The panelists include two international GLBTQ-identified students, an international student staff from GLBTA Programs Office, and a professional staff from International Student & Scholar Services, sharing their experiences and personal thoughts about sexuality and culture for international students.

See more information on the Facebook event page.



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