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Reception to Honor LGBTQ History and Achievements

Wide Range of Activities Planned for LGBTQ Month
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President Mildred García hosts an Oct. 20 LGBTQ History Month Celebration featuring keynote speaker Erica Woodland, founder of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, an organization that provides support and resources for clinicians and therapists.

Woodland is a licensed clinical social worker and facilitator with more than 13 years of experience working with youth, people of color and LGBTQ individuals from throughout the country. She has worked in prisons, jails, group homes, psychiatric facilities, schools, nonprofit organizations and community-based clinics as well as grassroots groups.

The program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fullerton Arboretum.

Other activities scheduled in celebration of the month include:

  • Oct. 10 — Latinx AIDS Awareness Day workshop from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 11 — National Coming Out Day program, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Ontiveros Room C of the Titan Student Union
  • Oct. 12 and 27 — SafeSpace Training. For more information, call 657-278-4218.
  • Oct. 13 — “Queering the Interview” at 4 p.m. with Peace Corps recruiter Julia Capizzi
  • Oct. 17 — Screening of “Mosquita y Mari,” 4-7 p.m. with director Aurora Guerrero, in the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center, Room 109 of Titan Shops
  • Oct. 18 — “Queer Talks: Campus Climate,” 4-5 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 — “Latinx America LGBTQ Experiences: Interactive Display,” noon-1 p.m. walkway between the Pollak Library and the Titan Student Union
  • Oct. 19 — “Pulse: Community Healing,” 4-6 p.m., Room 109 of Titan Shops
  • Oct. 21 — “Pride Walk,” 4:30-7 p.m., Cypress Multipurpose Room, Student Residence Halls

Events are being held in the LGBTQ Queer Resource Center in Room 254 of the Titan Student Union, unless otherwise noted.

UPDATE: In addition to the events above, the African American Studies Department hosts “Black LGBT Lives Matter: A Queer Black Symposium,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in the Titan Student Union’s Titan Theater. 

The symposium is intended to bring together queer scholars, activists and artists to explore the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender black and Latino people, said organizer Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies. Scheduled speakers include Jasmine Richards, founder of the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Chapter; hip-hop artist Juba Kalamka; and transgender rights activist Sylvia Guerrero. For more information about the symposium, call 657-278-3847.

For more information, call 657-278-4218 or email