This past Saturday, Cultural Affairs Commission’s DiverseCity Tours hosted an amazing trip to Olvera Street for an early celebration of Día de los Muertos! For those that have never been, Olvera Street is a center for Mexican and Spanish heritage in Downtown LA. It’s an area full of historical buildings, colorful shops, eclectic vendors, and incredible food! Those who attended the event were able to explore the eye-catching street and enjoy some of the best Mexican food in the country, including the taquitos with avocado sauce from Cielito Lindo, which come highly recommended by several of the attendees. Best of all, they were able to observe a parade in honor of Día de los Muertos and to enjoy the wonderful costumes and spirit of all those who participated. In honor of the event, many were lucky enough to have their faces painted in the skeleton-like style characteristic of the Día de los Muertos celebration, and to blend in with the culture of the street for a night! It was a truly wonderful night, and since it was the first of many DiverseCity Tours to come this year, you won’t want to miss out on the next one!
NATIONAL COMING OUT WEEK 2011
October 9th, 2011 – October 14th, 2011
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion for the LGBTQIA community. It is observed by members of the LGBTQIA communities and allies on October 11th every year.
Come out to all the exciting social and education activities planned for next week! Programming brought to you by a collaboration of the Queer Alliance, Cultural Affairs Commission, and ORL.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH:
Diversecity Tour: Museum of Tolerance:
12-3pm, Pick-up at De Neve Turnaround
$7 for Hill Residents, $11.50 General
Get to know the meaning of tolerance and more importantly the celebration of one’s culture at this unique, interactive, and inspiring museum!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH:
4–7pm, Sunset Rec, Upper Area
Free Food, Games, and Company!
Out of the Closet, and Onto the Stage: Queer Music Night:
7– 9pm, Kerckhoff Coffee House
Enjoy the sounds of the queer/ally experience!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Step to the Flo’: Voguing Workshop feat. Deshaun Wesley:
1–2pm & 2:30-3:30pm, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Free dance workshop with Deshaun Wesley from ABDC’s Vogue Evolution!
What is Queer?: Education Panel:
4–5:30pm, Student Activities Center, Room 3
LGBTQ experience in higher education, LEARN MORE!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH:
7:30–9pm, Hedrick Fireside Lounge
Come spit some words at this open mic, with special guest performance by Lex!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH:
11–2pm, Bruin Plaza
Celebrate Queer Pride and learn about different resources on campus!
Movie Screening: La Mission + Director Q&A:
7–10pm, De Neve Auditorium
Screening followed by Q&A with director/writer Peter Bratt
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH:
Queer Stand-Up Comedy:
7–9pm, Northwest Auditorium
Hilarious evening featuring Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern from The Big Gay Sketch Show!
ALL WEEK LONG:
Queerified Art Gallery
Kerckhoff Art Gallery