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LGBTQ Leadership Lunch
Jan 23 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
FPG Union Room 2518A

LGBTQ Leadership Lunch is a catered lunchtime session on the fourth Tuesday of each month on a topic that will help you refine and develop leadership skills relevant to both your personal and professional life. Our identities as LGBTIQA+ identified individuals and allies impact who we are as leaders and are, therefore, an important part of our discussions and time together.

Catered lunch will be provided by the UNC-CH LGBTQ Center to all who register. 

This event is open to UNC-CH faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members who self-identify as part of the LGBTQIA community or as allies.

 

2017-2018 Sessions:

 

September 26, 12:30pm: An Introduction by Dr. April Callis​

Facilitated by Dr. April Callis.

Registration closed.

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October 24, 12:30pm: "LGBTQ History: Queer Activism" with Kipp Williams

Presented by Kipp Williams, BA candidate in Computer Science and Public Policy.

The October lunch event will cover LGBTQ+ history through the early 20th century to today, ranging from the Stonewall Riots, queer actvists, and the ban on transgender people in the military.

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November 28, 12:30pm: Queering Poetics/Queering Charitable Practice: A Laboratory of This Body’s Politics

In this talk poet and activist Gabrielle Calvocoressi will discuss how poetics and charitable activism might be seen as an experiment in finding one’s holistic queer body. This is a laboratory so we’ll work together to think about ways poetics and activism can be seen as a queer practice, specifically in relation to things like gerrymandering and LGBTQIA+ rights. An experiment! A conversation! An invitation to all.

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January 23, 12:30pm: "LGBTQ Representation in Academia

Join us for lunch with Professors Barbara Fedders, Rhonda Gibson, and Andrew Reynolds for a discussion of why LGBTQ+ representation in research and academia is important. We will explore the consequences of a lack of LGBTQ representation in research as well as the current gaps in research in various departments. There will be opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

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February 27, 12:30pm: Align Your Identity With Your Voice

In this experiential workshop, we will explore theories and practices of the Miller Voice Method (MVM) to improve your capacities of expression, effective listening, compassion, and communication under duress. The MVM is a mind-body approach that develops deeper levels of consciousness of who we are, what we desire, and current behavior patterns that either align or belie aspects of identity. Identity and communication are two salient concepts for LGBTQ+ identified people. This workshop addresses self perception and perception by others, which affect queer people daily.

The goal is to develop skills that better align what we intend to communicate with what is received received by our partners, friends, colleagues, and the world-at-large. This is how we get our individualized needs met more sustainably. This is how a village better supports its members to effect change. This is a way to nurture wounds and then be able to communicate powerfully through the experience of those wounds.  

Led by John Patrick, Assistant Professor, Head of Voice and Speech for the Department of Dramatic Art, UNC Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company.

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March 27, 12:30pm: Archiving Intersectional Queer Identities

Join us for a discussion on queer leadership and intersectional identities led by Josh Burford. Josh Burford is an award-winning historian, archivist, and educator with over 20 years of experience creating stronger communities for Queer and Transgender people across the U.S. He is perhaps best known for his work to preserve and make accessible the Queer history of the American South through the development of archival collections and oral histories. 

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April 24, 12:30pm: Economic Justice and Queer Leadership

Join us for a lunch and discussion of power, queer oppression, and economic survival within a capitalist society.

In the face of the difficult challenges that mark everyday experience for so many, what sets our strength and what undercuts its force? If the world requires transformation, how might we locate the collective organization to create space that centers impossible and unassimilable difference? How might we move from diversity to transformation and why must we abandon identity politics to do so? 

 Mike will make an argument for the impossibility of leadership in a dying capitalism and what queer practice in everyday life might have to say about that. The necessity of lessons of survival offer much by way of an antidote to the nihilisms the burning world often inspires.

Mike Dimpfl, MS, PhD, is a feminist cultural geographer whose current research looks at the intersection of so-called “dirty work” labor economies, social reproduction, institutional power and US cultural obsession with cleanliness. He is the President of the Duke Faculty Union and a Lecturing Fellow in Duke’s Thompson Writing Program. As a teacher and thinker, his work strives to center collective strength in everyday life and practice, situating the body and its material engagements as an operating condition of compassion and transformation.

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If you are interested in this fun educational opportunity, please email lgbtq@unc.edu with any questions.