Lavender Graduations are held on college and university campuses across the country. They serve as a space for LGBTQ+ students to celebrate their academic accomplishments with friends and family, and to present and dress as they like. This is especially meaningful for students who are transgender or gender non-conforming that cannot be themselves with their family. For this reason, these events are held the weekend before traditional graduation ceremonies. All LGBTQ+ Truman students (undergraduate and graduate) who will graduate this academic year are welcome to participate in the ceremony. Friends, family, faculty and staff, and allies are welcome to attend in support of the graduates.
Truman’s first ever #LavGrad18 will be May 6th, 2018 from 4pm-6pm in the SUB Activities room
Dress: Come dressed in what you feel most comfortable. You may wear your cap and gown if you so desire.
Light refreshments will be served at a reception after the ceremony.
Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington will be joining us for Diversity Week to talk about how we can move beyond discussion and lip service of words, such as, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity. For Rev. Dr. Washington’s biography you can check it out HERE.
We are excited that Rev. Dr. Washington will also be providing a faculty/staff development workshop focused on developing new and relevant tactics within the classroom to meet the needs of a changing student landscape.
The MAC is also offering the opportunity to livestream the main event Wednesday evening via our LIVESTREAM LINK, in the event that you are unable to join us for the live event in Ophelia Parish Performance Hall.
Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice, & Equity: More Than Words
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Ophelia Parish Performance Hall
Livestream the Event
We celebrate this actor for his performances in the 1970’s and his ability to transform any role that he took on. He would have practiced his stage presence at the Severance Theatre.
She is known for being the first black woman director/producer of a major film. She was so passionate about creating an accurate portrayal on film that she traveled to Soweto undercover, posing as a recording artist, to research the riots. She would have needed some resources to direct something at Truman, which she could find pretty easily in this building.
This individual is known for her activism with the NAACP. She was the first African American woman to win an Oscar. She would have been very interested in studying performing arts.