Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: What’s On Campus?
India Rose Campbell
February is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the University of Nottingham (UoN) is hosting a host of events throughout the month to celebrate and raise awareness, organized by a “volunteer staff and student program committee” . Explain current events is impacts Editor-in-chief of campus news in India.
The UoN theme for LGBTQ+ History Month 2022 is “Unmuting Ourselves”, “which aims to elevate and amplify the voices of our LGBTQ+ community, providing opportunities to educate ourselves and promote and encourage an active alliance “.
As for the “Unmuting Ourselves” central events, the launch took place on February 1 on the University Park campus alongside the broadcast via Teams. This was followed by an exhibition, also titled “Unmuting Ourselves”, showcasing projects in support of the LGBTQ+ community on February 7 and a “virtual conversation” exploring the impact and influence of media on the LGBTQ+ community on February 9. .
“The shiny, sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride”
As for local events, ‘The Dan Daw Show’ was presented at lake arts the 8, which was describe like “a peek into the shiny, sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. It’s a show about caring, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and self-recovery.
On Wednesday, February 9, Mariana, a 3rd year animal science student discussed his year on internship in the industry, and how they used this opportunity as “a chance to promote diversity and inclusion in the farming community”, and on the 11th there was a film screening and panel discussion on “Ghost Empire”.
More events are planned throughout the month
Nottingham Libraries are accommodation an LGBTQ+ book group in collaboration with Dr. Hannah Robbins at noon on Thursday, February 24 for “a celebration of LGBTQ+ writing” where they “will share our favorite books and writers and discuss the importance of queer books.”
In addition to this, the libraries asked staff and students to “share their recommendations for works by LGBTQ+ writers or titles that explore LGBTQ+ culture and history” to create a collaborative reading list. In 2020, libraries “purchased 72 of the suggestions”, and in February 2021, many of these titles were made available as e-books for all students to access these titles wherever they are.
Other events are planned throughout the month, such as an interactive seminar on the theme “Why are all the best philosophers LGBTQ+?”. on Wednesday, February 23, a “Safe Distance” film screening and Q&A on the 24th, and a live-streamed event titled “Holocaust: Untold Histories” on Monday, February 28. LGBTQ+ officer Barbara Sledz said there will also be other events in collaboration with various companies that have yet to be announced! For more information on these events, read here.
India Rose Campbell
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