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First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships Photographs by B. Proud from January 25 – March 5, 2018; reception on February 1

First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships, an exhibition of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S., will be on display January 25 - March 5, 2018 at the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.


Privilege Campaign III Workshops (10/20, 10/21)

CAMPUS ONLY. Vassar created its first Privilege Campaign in 2013 to increase dialogue around issues of social identity, privilege, power and how individuals and groups experience these issues on campus. The campaign exhibited close-up facial photos of Vassar employees and students, with superimposed text that addressed privileges specific to the individual (a longer statement from the individual accompanied the photo). Privilege Campaign III is looking for new participants and invites interested people to a series of workshops. These sessions will lead participants through dialogue and self-discovery toward a statement that can be featured with their photo at a campus gallery exhibit in March. Led by Campus Life directors for the ALANA, LGBTQ, and Women's Centers, B Nathan and Judy Jarvis, these workshops are open to students and employees. Workshops will be held in the ALANA Center as follows: Tuesday, October 20, noon-1:30pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm; and in the Women's Center, Wednesday, October 21, noon-1:30pm. Contact Jennica Karpinski, jekarpinski@vassar.edu to register. Sponsored by the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT), the Campus Life and Diversity Office and Campus Activities.


Social Justice Dialogues: Analyzing White Supremacy and Gender

Join Campus Life student interns from the ALANA Center, International Student Services, LGBTQ Center, Religious & Spiritual Life and Women's Center and administrators for an afternoon of interactive exercises, personal storytelling and structural analysis to delve into discussions on how white supremacy affects women differently, and what opportunities and barriers there are for coalition-building between women of different races. This event is an affinity space for those who identify as women. Dinner will be served. RSVP by Friday, April 10th: campuslife@vassar.edu. Sponsored by the Campus Life and Diversity Office


OPENING RECEPTION: "Privilege Campaign II"

Privilege Campaign II is an installation of photo portraits featuring Vassar College administrators and students, who share their thoughts on dominant privileges and reflections on not having access to privilege. Now in its second year, this project seeks to create greater dialogue and awareness around issues of identity, community, privilege, power and how different groups experience our campus and the world beyond Vassar.

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