What’s Virtually Happening in the Gantt Center – April 2020

In an effort to maintain contact with students and continue celebrating our diverse campus community virtually, please see below for upcoming events from the Gantt Multicultural Center.

1. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
2. Clemson Pride 2020: All You Need is Love
3. Lavender Celebration of Graduates


1. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Initially founded in 1977, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) honors and recognizes Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) people in the United States and their contributions that enhance and enrich U.S. American history. While the heritage month is nationally recognized during the month of May, Clemson celebrates APAHM during the month of April. Follow us on social media (@CUGantt), and use the hashtag (#ClemsonAPAHM), to learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander communities this month through semi-weekly (twice a week) posts highlighting contributions from the AAPI community as well as the events below.

Living in the Hyphen: Asian American Experiences at Clemson
Monday, April 6th at 6:00pm EST via Zoom (Link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/4490311007)

Our Asian American Pacific Islander communities on campus have recently experienced discrimination and bias amid COVID-19 updates. In an effort to build community in times of adversity, we will be holding a virtual space for individuals to engage on this matter. Please join us on Instagram throughout the day to answer questions and share stories through the Gantt Center (@CUGantt), Asian Students Association (@Clemson_ASA), and Delta Phi Lambda (@CuDPhil).

‘Always Be My Maybe’ Film Showing
Wednesday, April 8th at 4:00pm EST via Netflix Party

Join us for a showing of the film Always Be My Maybe “where childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, only reconnecting as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. Although the old sparks are still there, the couple live in different worlds.” We will be hosting this film virtually, followed by a discussion. Download Netflix Party at https://www.netflixparty.com/ – link to film will be posted on social media by 3:30PM on April 8th.

Organization Resource Fair
Monday, April 20th, Wednesday, April 22nd, and Friday, April 24th

Follow our Instagram (@CuGantt) to learn more about our Asian American student groups on campus. During this week, we will feature the Asian Student Association, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.

For more APAHM events or questions, visit our website or contact Larissa Jenkins at larissj@nullg.clemson.edu.


2. Clemson Pride 2020: All You Need is Love

Clemson Pride is a series of events in late Spring to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.  Use the hashtag #ClemsonPride2020, follow Gantt social media, and check out the Clemson Pride website (http://bit.ly/ClemsonPride2020) to keep up to date on events, resources, and more!

Forgotten Identities Instagram Takeover
Monday through Friday, April 13th through 17th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Daily
To join, please follow Gantt’s Instagram page: www.instagram.com/cugantt

Clemson Pride is taking over Gantt’s Instagram page for one hour at noon every day to talk about some of the forgotten identities in the LGBTQ+ community. Each day starting on Monday, April 13th, we will be engaging people in conversations about a different gender or sexual identity in order to further educate on identities that aren’t often talked about or discussed as readily.

Queer Resiliency During COVID-19: A Virtual Dialogue Space
Tuesday, April 14th from 5:00pm-6:00pm EST
To join the Zoom chat, go to: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8066837281
The Gantt Center and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) invite LGBTQ+ Clemson members to join them for a discussion on coping mechanisms, support, and queer resiliency during times of crisis.  

Pride Coffee Hour
Wednesday, April 15th from 10:00am – 11:00am EST
Join us for a queer coffee (or tea) hour! Snap a picture of yourself with your morning cup and post it online with the hashtag #ClemsonPrideCoffeeHour 

Netflix Watch Party: Pose Premier
Thursday, April 16th, 6:00pm EST
Clemson Rainbow Fellowship (CRF) invites Clemson students to join them for a Netflix Party watching the premier episode of Pose, the television series focused on ball culture and featuring the largest cast of trans actors in series regular roles to date. To have access to the Netflix Party link, provide your email here:  https://forms.gle/mPCMTjkUCgbFRXEH7

Netflix Watch Party: Paris is Burning
Friday, April 17th, 9:00pm EST
Join Clemson Queer Students of Color Association (CQSCA) to watch Paris is Burning, the iconic ‘90s documentary chronicling the ball scene in NYC. To join the watch party, see released URL at https://groupme.com/join_group/56676267/HG6lQVpk

Clemson Pride Living Library Podcast
Available on Stitcher, Apple, and Spotify platforms starting Monday, April 13th.  Keep updated by following Gantt social media and the Clemson Pride 2020 website.
Check out the Pride Living Library Podcast! We will have six episodes of our living library, where LGBTQ+ people will share stories on topics such as love and family, religion and spirituality, hobbies, and more.

For Clemson Pride 2020 questions, contact Ciera Durden at cierad@nullclemson.edu.


3. Lavender Celebration of Graduates

Clemson’s Lavender Celebration of Graduates is meant to be an opportunity to celebrate the successes and achievements of our graduating LGBTQ+-identified students.  Traditionally, this has meant an in-person ceremony and reception where graduates and loved ones can gather together in celebration. In light of COVID-19, we will not host a face-to-face ceremony at the originally planned time; however, we are still in conversations about how we might virtually recognize graduates.  Once we have a solution, we will communicate that to those who sign-up.

Please fill out this form by April 27th if you are interested in participating.

Contact Ciera Durden at cierad@nullclemson.edu for any further questions.

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