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‘True Colors’ Series Provides Space for LGBTQI Students to Explore Spirituality
Hendricks Chapel, the LGBT Resource Center, the LGBT Studies Program and the Counseling Center have partnered to provide an open space for LGBTQI-identifying students to discuss faith and spirituality.
The “True Colors” LGBTQI Spirituality Series is an open-process group that will be co-facilitated by Alonzo D. Turner, a second-year doctoral student in counseling and human services, and JoAnn Cooke, Buddhist co-chaplain at Hendricks Chapel. In this space, the co-facilitators will discuss topics that are pertinent to students who identify as LGBTQI and the role that spirituality plays within their life experiences.
The group will meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Noble Room (lower level of Hendricks Chapel) on the following dates:
- February 27
- March 20
- April 3
- April 17
“In a world where individuals who possess multiple marginalized identities are victims of discrimination and senseless acts of violence it is imperative that we advocate for students who are constantly navigating the intersections of these identities,” Turner says. “With this series, we want to provide a symbol of hope and a substantial place of refuge for LGBTQI students at Syracuse University who are exploring ways in which spirituality may also intersect with their identity on our campus and in this society.”
Participation is open for all LGBTQI-identifying students. Students are welcome to join one or all discussions.
For more information or to request accommodations, contact Alonzo Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.