Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NJCU celebrates National Day of Silence- 4/15/10

On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.

New Jersey City University will prepare its students for the National Day of Silence with a series of workshops on Thursday, April 15, 2010.


Why Choose to be Gay?

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: GSUB 129

Do LGB people choose to be gay or is it predetermined at birth? It is an age old topic of debate that no one seems to have a definitive answer to. Is there an answer? Come find out!

Speaker: Dr. Hoch, Biology Department

What’s the deal with Gender Roles?

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: GSUB 129

Is an effeminate man gay? Is a masculine girl a lesbian? Where do these gender roles come from and how do they tie into sexuality? In a world where we tend to assume so much about people based on their physical appearance and actions, how can we tell who's gay from someone who's somewhat effeminate or masculine?

Speaker: Tracy Riley, English Department/Women and Gender Studies Program


Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: GSUB 129

What exactly are the B and T and how do they fit into the LGBT equation? What is their interaction within the community and why are they excluded from many constituencies? Where do these prejudices start and where are they seated? More importantly, how do we dispel them?

Speaker: Liza Fiol-Matta, Women’s & Gender Studies Program

“Shut yo’ mouth!”

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: GSUB 129

We hear them every day: "faggot," "dyke," "tranny"-- “oh, that’s so gay.” How do the words we say and use affect our every day lives, our self-esteem and self-worth? Do they box people into various stereotypes?

Speaker: Dr. Silvia Pastor, Psychology Department & Peers Educating Peers, Counseling Center“

Breaking the Silence”

MIXER – 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.

Come Break the Silence at Hepburn Hall’s Gothic Lounge (H202). Guest DJs, refreshments and snacks will be served. Come out to show your support in the fight against discrimination.

For more information, please contact Ms. Moreira, LGBTF Alliance Advisor, at (201) 200-2269 or email njculgbtfa@gmail.com

See http://www.dayofsilence.org/ to register and for materials.

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