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16 09 2008

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Pride Foundation Workshop

4 11 2009

Pride Foundation Comes to Seattle University!!

Get useful tips and suggestions to help with your Pride Foundation Scholarship Application. Each year, Pride Foundation provides educational scholarships to current and future lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight-ally leaders and role models from Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. There are over 50 different types of scholarships offered but only one application to complete. Pride Foundation’s LGBT and straight ally scholarship program is one of the largest of its kind in the country with specific scholarships for:

 • Students from various geographic areas in the Northwest

• Students of color • Students raised by LGBT parents

• Students entering fields such as law, health, social work, business, and art

• Students that participate in athletics

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 @ 6:00-7:30 Seattle University @ OMA Fireside Lounge STCN 390 Questions about workshop contact scholarships@pridefoundation.org maciasm@seattleu.edu

Queer Community Solidarity

13 10 2009

Check out this link.  It’s on Queer Community and the solidarity they have formed with other marginalized groups in our society. 



Janice Langbehn: Reaching for Justice in an Anti-Gay City

6 10 2009


WHEN: Monday, October 12 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: SU Law Courtroom (First Floor by the campus side entrance)

Janice Langbehn was denied access to her dying partner’s bedside in a Miami hospital because, the social worker told her,”you are in an anti-gay city and state.” Janice and Lisa Pond, her partner of 18 years, had traveled with their three children from Olympia to Miami for a family cruise. Lisa suffered a stroke as they were about depart and was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Despite the doctor’s acknowledgement that no medical reason existed to prevent visitation, neither Janice nor her children were allowed to see Lisa until nearly eight hours after their arrival and then only for a short time. Lisa died alone, while her family was kept away from her by bleak hospital walls and a deep prejudice against lesbian and gay families. Janice’s case was recently dismissed by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Judi O’Kelley, a Lambda Legal attorney, will show a video about Janice’s story, speak about legal issues surrounding this case and how Janice’s case fits into Lambda’s national mission. Janice’s story is sponsored by Outlaws and comes to SU Law as part of Social Justice Week.

Digital Storytelling Event- Social Progress Through Youth Narrative

30 09 2009
A DIGITAL STORY IS…..A short personal movie that combines spoken narrative, music, images, truth and courage. This is an amazing presentation that I invite all of you to come and attend.

WHERE: Seattle University’s Wyckoff Auditorium ( Engineering Building, 2nd floor)

This is a OMA Sponsored event in Conjunction w/ CAPS.

We hope to see you all there!!

Brand new Graduate Student with OMA: Hello Everyone!!

23 09 2009


Buenos Dias, Hello Everyone!  I am the newest Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  I graduated with my BA in Sociology at Washington State University.  While working at WSU I served as a Student Mentor for three years working alongside freshmen and transfer students as they adjusted to college.  This experience proved to be the catalyst in my decision to continue to work in the field of student affairs.   I have a profound passion in serving students and their needs, I understand the importance of higher education and the impact a good mentor can have on students.  I am currently enrolled at SU’s College of Education, Student Development Administration Program. 

I am thrilled to be a part of such a great team here at OMA.  I am excited to be working with the students of color and the LGBTQ communities to foster a positive and supportive space for everyone to feel welcome at Seattle University.  My goal is to provide relevant programming to promote the successful transition, persistence, achievement, and graduationof multicultural and LGBTQ students.

Outside of the office I enjoy playing all sorts of sports specifically basketball, volleyball and baseball.  I am an avid sports follower and am always keeping up on my favorite teams that include the Seahawks, Sounders and WSU Cougs and now I will be rooting for Seattle University Red Hawks.  Again, I am extremely excited to be part of the SU and OMA family and look forward to serving in my role as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

This picture is of me at the Presidents Award banquet with my biggest mentor Karla Blanco. 

I look forward to a great year at Seattle University!!

 me and karla

LGBTQ Open House – Wednesday, Sept. 23rd

14 09 2009

cream-puffPlease join us for the LGBTQ Open House as we welcome new and returning students for the Fall quarter.  We’ll have lots of exciting announcements, introductions, and desserts so we hope to see you there!

 LGBTQ Open House

OMA Lounge (Student Center 322)

Wednesday, 9/23 @ 4:30-6:30pm

Transgender Awareness Week

18 02 2009

February 23rd, Passing as Yourself (6:30pm-8:30pm, OMA Lounge) What “passing” means to trans people and why or if we do it. This will be hosted as a round table discussion. (Questions: Chris Burn, burn1296@seattleu.edu)

February 24th, Transgender Bible Study (6:00pm-9:00pm, OMA Lounge) Ever wondered if there was a connection between transgender people and the Bible? Shannon Buzzard will be presenting Bible Study on trans Bible heroes and heroines. (Questions: Chris Burn, burn1296@seattleu.edu)

February 25th, Field Trip to Ingersoll (7:00pm-9:00pm, Seattle Counseling Center) Ingersoll, the gender support group, welcomes trans people and allies. Dr. Bostead will be discussing naturopathic trans male and trans female medicine. Meet at the 1st floor STNCR heart at 6:15pm. (Questions: Chris Burn, burn1296@seattleu.edu)

February 26th, Criss-Cross Day (6:00pm-7:30pm, OMA Lounge) Come dressed for the day in your best gender bending outfit! Then stop by at OMA lounge between 6:00pm-7:30pm for a Trans and Allies Club open house. Snacks and refreshments will be served. (Questions: Chris Burn, burn1296@seattleu.edu)

February 27th, Non-Trans Privilege 101 (12:00pm-1:00pm, OMA Lounge) Come discuss how cis-gender privilege (aka non-transgender privilege) affects your life and the lives of those without it. Discussion facilitated by Jay-Howell from CAPS. (Questions: Chris Burn, burn1296@seattleu.edu)