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LGBT Resource Center Hosts 15th Annual Rainbow Banquet
The LGBT Resource Center will host its 15th annual Rainbow Banquet on Wednesday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to celebrate the end of the academic year and recognize this year’s graduating class. Free tickets are available now at the Schine Box Office.
“The LGBT Resource Center is excited to invite people from SU, ESF and the city of Syracuse to our 15th annual Rainbow Banquet. This event is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of LGBTQ people, celebrate the beauty of LGBTQ communities, and mark the 15th anniversary of the Resource Center’s founding,” says Tiffany Gray, director of the LGBT Resource Center.
Graduating students who wish to be recognized at this year’s event must complete the graduating student survey by Tuesday, April 11.
In addition to recognizing the 2017 graduating students, the event includes presentation of the annual Rainbow Recognition Awards, which recognize those who have made a significant contribution to LGBTQA+ communities and embody the LGBT Resource Center’s four core values: accountability, awareness, community and social justice. Rainbow Recognition Award nominations are due by Sunday, April 9, and can be submitted via the online nomination form.
This year’s event includes a banquet dinner, keynote address, music and dance floor. Keynote speaker is Reina Gossett, an Activist Fellow at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women, renowned speaker and trainer, and filmmaker. Most recently, Gossett co-directed and co-produced the short film “Happy Birthday, Marsha!,” chronicling the life of trans activist Marsha P. Johnson.
American Sign Language interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation will be provided. For more information, or to request accommodations, please email email@example.com or call 315.443.3983.