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LGBTQ+ Ally Week: October 9-13, 2017

What is LGBTQ+ Ally Week?
Ally Week is a week for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to engage in conversation, and commit to take action against bullying and harassment to become better allies to LGBTQ+ students and the LGBTQ+ community. Join the celebration and support your friends and colleagues by attending this year's Ally Week events hosted Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion, the LGBT Studies Program, the Pride Network, The Gender Identity Federation and others! All Hofstra Ally Week events are free and open to everyone in the Hofstra community..
What is an Ally?
An ally does not necessarily identify as LGBTQ+, but supports the Queer community by standing against the bullying and harassment that LGBTQ+ students face in school and in the workplace. Allies can be straight, cisgender or LGBTQ+ identified people! Anyone who takes a stand against LGBTQ+ bullying and harassment can be an ally.
Ally Week Events

Monday, October 9, 2017
Walk a Mile
5:30PM – 7:00PM, Meet in front of Axinn Library

Kick off Ally Week by joining IEI, Student Advocacy & Prevention Awareness and Fraternity and Sorority Life as we walk a mile and wear purple in solidarity against sexual violence and domestic abuse.  Purple shoes laces will be available for those wearing sneakers. Free Event. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Monday October 9, 2017
Queersource Fair

7:00 pm-8:00 pm., Student Center, Multipurpose Room West

Join IEI, The Pride Network, The Gender Identity Federation and the Queer & Trans People of Color Coalition as we host our first LGBTQ+ resource fair. Come learn about resources available at Hofstra and within the surrounding community! Free Event. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Diversity, Dialogue and Dessert: Queering Race, A Conversation with Raquel Willis

8:00 pm-1-:00 pm., Student Center, Multipurpose Room West

IEI's Diversity, Dialogue and Dessert (DDD) Series is a time to explore more in depth a topic or perspective of a specific cultural identity group. For October, we are co-sponsoring with the Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition to explore the intersection of race, gender and queerness, with special guest, Raquel Willis to describe and dissect these important narratives. Free Event. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3rd Annual National Coming Out Day Photo

2:00 pm, In Front of Hofstra Hall

Join the university as we celebrate National Coming Out Day! A day where all folks are invited to celebrate the bravery and courage it takes to be a member of the LGBTQ+ & allied community. Please join us by wearing a color of the rainbow and meeting at Hofstra Hall at 2:00PM Noon for the annual photo! Free Event. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Coming Out Stories

7:00 pm-9:00 pm., Monroe Lecture Hall

Listen and learn as we explore what it means to come out and be out today as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Hofstra faculty, staff and students share their experiences and answer questions in a "TED Talk"-style event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Free Event. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Pride Network Presents: The Annual Drag Show & benefit
8:00 pm-12:00 am, Monroe Lecture Hall

Join The Pride Network and IEI as we bring amazing drag headliners to campus to entertain you! Come for lip-syncing, wigs, and high-energy fun! Our headliner Aja, is a drag queen is a former contestant on season 9 of Rupaul's Drag Race and is known for her sickening dance moves. Our emcee, Anita Waistline has returned for another year and is sure to entertain. There will also be a number of student performers in this jam-packed line-up! Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, please email iei@hofstra.edu or devante@thepridenetwrok.org.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday Flix: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10:30 pm, Student Center Theater

"Don't dream it. BE IT!" Join IEI on Friday the 13th to celebrate the original queer cult classic film with live performances by Hofstra students and community members. Full of "spooktacular" interactive fun for all and just in time for Halloween! This event is co-sponsored by Masquerade Musical Theatre, Hofstra Entertainment Unlimited and the Hofstra Cultural Center. Donation Suggested is $2. Questions? Please email iei@hofstra.edu