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CQA and the Columbia University College Republicans co-sponsored keynote speaker Senator James Alesi on October 20. With opening remarks made by SIPA professor Tanya Domi, the senator addressed his support for the 2011 Marriage Equality Act.
Thanks to all of you who came out to this month’s “Speaker Series: Where’s the T in Media?”–hopefully you learned everything you ever wanted to know about transgender, transsexual, and intersex representations in the media!
As informative as it was, now it’s time to start thinking about next month’s Speaker Series, and I need your help! We’ll be spending a few minutes at the CQA general body meeting this Sunday (at 2 p.m. in the Intercultural Resource Center) to brainstorm possible topics for next month’s discussion, but I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments as well! Is there a question you’ve always wanted to have answered but never knew how? Is there someone you’d really like to bring to campus? Is there an LGBT issue you feel is under-represented, misunderstood, or just deserving of some Speaker Series love? Post your thoughts in the comments, or feel free to email me, Claire (email@example.com) with any thoughts!
Thanks so much in advance for all your wonderful help
Here’s a message from your wonderful Columbia Democrats, asking you to stop by tomorrow and Friday to make a quick call to help repeal DADT!
This Thursday and Friday the College Dems be having a phone bank from 10:00-6:00 on the Lerner Ramps. We are trying to get as many Columbia students as possible to come by and make a quick one minute phone call to their senators and urge them to vote for this year’s Defense Authorization Bill, which includes an amendment to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. We will have scripts ready for students to use so it will be very quick and easy. Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which bans gays from serving openly in the military, would be a huge step forward for gay rights, and the current bill is our biggest opportunity to do so. We need to insist that our senators and congressmen vote to end the inequality that exists in our country’s military and support this legislation.
Thanks so much!
This is a great (and easy!) opportunity to make your voice heard at the level where it can make the most change, so be sure to stop by tomorrow or Friday!