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Programs and Events 

LGBTQ Welcome Back  Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30-6pm, THC 325

Common Ground is excited to host our annual LGBTQ Open Lounge Welcome Celebration for our new and returning students, faculty, and staff. Please join us Tuesday, August 30th from 4:30pm-6:00pm as we kick-off the 2016-2017 academic year with food, drinks, music, and great conversation. We look forward to seeing you! 

Wild Thing Zombie Humanism at the End of the World  Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5-6:30pm, Keller Hall

Come out to see Professor Jack Halberstam presentation where he argues against new versions of humanism that seek life at all costs, that seek to extend life, prolong life, invest in the good life and that see death as the ultimate form of failure. This event is sponsored by the program for the Enhancement of Teaching Effectiveness, the program in Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of English.

Family Weekend  September 23-25, 2016

Common Ground wants you and your family to join us in the LGBTQ Lounge Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 2pm-4pm for Q&A, open dialogue, and a tour of our space. Drop by to learn more about the climate of support for LGBTQ students, including programs, campus policies, and student organizations and culture. Chat with current students and Glyn Hughes, the director of Common Ground, and enjoy some tasty treats with us! This event is open to everyone.

Documentary screening and discussion of OUT IN THE NIGHT ( In collaboration with WILL*/WGSS) 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7pm, Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room

Director Blair Dorosh-Walther and one of the “New Jersey 4,” Renata Hill
Part of UR Comes Out!

Out in the Night documents, the story of four black lesbian women charged and convicted of assaulting a man who attacked them on the street in New York City. The award-winning documentary examines the resulting court case and the role that race, gender identity, and sexuality play in the criminal justice system. Director Blair Dorosh-Walther, alongside Renata Hill, one of the convicted women, will introduce the film and facilitate a discussion after the screening.

A second film screening of Out in the Night will be held in the Richmond community in partnership with Sistah Sinema and Afrikana Independent Film Festival on Oct. 19 at The Bijou (304 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219)* at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For this showing only, there is a $10 admission charge for the general public; students with an ID will be free of charge.

*Please note the venue change

LGBTQ Lounge Hours

The lounge is open when the Commons is open. So stop on by to study, relax, or grab a cup of coffee or tea.