Come Out and Vote! – Tuesday, November 4th!!!

29 10 2008

Social Justice in Action Retreat – Apply Now!

29 10 2008

Social Justice in Action Retreat
develop your vision…gain new tools…be the change


The Office of Multicultural Affairs is now accepting application for this year’s Social Justice in Action Retreat.  Participants in this weekend-long retreat will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with sources of resilience
  • Identify systems of oppression and understand their interconnectedness
  • Learn strategies for liberation
  • Acquire tools for collaboration, including allyship and partnership
  • Practice reflection and contemplation
  • Identify core values
  • Develop social justice work plans
  • Cultivate personal wellness as a social justice practice


This retreat is free and open to all Seattle University students, but spaces are limited.  Click the link below to view and complete the application!


Applications Due by: Wednesday, November 5th @ 9am

Retreat Dates:  Friday, November 14th @ 3pm – Sunday, November 16th @ 12noon

Retreat Location: Dumas Bay Retreat Center (transportation provided)





Questions?  Contact Jolie Harris, Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs @ 206-296-6074 or

Good Asian Drivers

22 10 2008

Kit Yan is a transgender slam poet from Waipahu, Hawaii.

Melissa Li is a lesbian folkrocker from Boston. 

Powers combined, they are…



Free Concert!

Monday, November 3rd

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30

Pigott Auditorium

After 3 months of driving across the country and back, touring at colleges, community stages, and even garages across the United States, the Good Asian Drivers have proved that Asians are in fact good, if not amazing drivers. 

Originally from Waipahu, Hawaii, Kit Yan is a transgendered boi, who has been slamming in the Boston slam scene since he was 18 and has won numerous slams and toured all over the country.  Kit has featured with nationally recognized poets like Jason Carney, Iyeoka Okoawo, Reggie Gibson and Michael Brown.  Before the age of 21, he landed a spot in the Lizard Lounge national slam team, competed in the Individual World Poetry Slam, and won the world’s largest slam. 

Melissa Li is a fierce Asian-American lesbian singer-songwriter, who has performed in the Boston area for over 8 years. Her music is a mixture of folk rock and pop, with a hint of soul and a whole lot of queer, and heavily influenced by Ani DiFranco, Jonatha Brooke, Kris Delmhorst, Deb Talan, Melissa Ferrick, and a slew of other pop/rock/folk divas. Through deeply personal acoustic songs, often punctuated with a vocal style reminiscent of R&B/soul, Melissa rants about love, loss, and social injustices.

Together, Li and Yan combine talents as The Good Asian Drivers.   

What could be even better than seeing the Good Asian Drivers in concert? 

Have dinner with them and connect one on one before the show! 

For a chance to have dinner with the duo, contact Jolie Harris @ and type “Dinner with the Good Asian Drivers” in the subject line.  (Sorry, this opportunity is only open to Seattle University students.)



Make new friends and reconnect with old pals

1 10 2008

Trans and Allies Club

For Trans people and their allies

Thursdays at 6pm

OMA Lounge (Student Center 322)

Questions?  Contact Chris Burns at



Triangle Club

for Queer students and their allies! All welcome!

Sundays at 7pm

OMA Lounge (Student Center 322)

Questions?  Contact  Jenny Graves at

American Blackout Screening on Tuesday, 9/30

26 09 2008

Recent elections have made it clear that every vote counts and many members of the Seattle University community will have the chance to vote in a presidential election for the first time this November.  OMA will be screening a powerful, award winning documentary Tuesday night about what could happen if you show up to the voting polls without knowing all of your rights!  Come check it out, register to vote if you haven’t already, and learn about how to protect your voting rights!

Tuesday, September 30th

Pigott Auditorium


Check out the trailer for American Blackout: 

National Coming Out Day Events

26 09 2008

National Coming Out Day History Display

Monday, October 6, 2008 – Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Student Center 1st Floor


Advocacy & Involvement Table

Monday, October 6, 2008


Student Center


Guess the Straight Person

Thursday, October 6, 2008


(contact if you are interested in being a panelist!)


NCOD Liturgy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Student Center Hearth, 1st Floor


Safe Space Training

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


LOYA 202

RSVP Requested – or 206-296-6070


Photos from the LGBTQ Open House 09-24-08

25 09 2008