February 11, 2013
Invite you to the Second Annual Virginia Colleges Equality Symposium and Gala on behalf of the GLBT Equality Initiative at Washington and Lee University. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 and consist of a symposium from 3-6 PM and a gala from 7-10 PM. We had a great turnout last year and we hope to make this event even better the second time around.
The symposium has an academic focus and will consist of a main key note speaker and smaller presentations and ice breakers for the rest of the afternoon. The keynote speaker this year will be Ma Purdy and the topic of her keynote will be ally development. You can check out her site at www.mapurdy.com. You can access the FB event page at bit.ly/VCES2013.
The gala is more focused on networking and having a good time. The gala will start at 7 pm and go on ’til 10 pm. Black-tie or business attire is recommended. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar for those 21 and over. We will have a DJ as well as 3 drag performances. The FB event page for the gala is bit.ly/VCEG2013.
For students that are gender-non conforming or may not own clothes for such an event, feel free to come in whatever is most comfortable for you.
We will be posting information as it becomes available on the event pages as well as sending an email with all the final details as the date gets closer. We had a great turnout last year and we all had a really good time. We look forward to having students, faculty, and allies from your school join us!