About the Celebration:

SafeZone Celebration Week is a time to celebrate UAA and the Anchorage communities' Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) populations. Through the launch we hope to showcase UAA's inclusive community and the great work that the Anchorage community is doing. It's also a time to show the great partnership between UAA and outside entities. The programs will be both educational and social in nature, giving UAA staff, faculty, students and community members an opportunity to learn, support and shine! 


UAA SafeZone is grateful to all of our UAA sponsors for supporting this event:

Diversity & Compliance

MAP-Works | The Diversity Action Council | Emerging Leaders Program | Student Union & Commuter Student Services
Multicultural Center | Student Activities | KRUA 88.1 FM | Residence Life | Dean of Students Office


Scroll down for a complete list of events:

 

April 15: Documentary Series: Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising copy 2Stonewall Uprising. Unrated. Running time: 80 minutes

When police raided the  Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New  York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that  lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots,  as they came to be  known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay  civil rights  movement in the United States and around the world.

Click here to view the trailer.

Presented by UAA SafeZone and sponsored by the Emerging Leaders ProgramELP-Web-Banner


Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Student Union Den

 

April 16: LGBT & The Media

HoneyMaid, LGBT and the Media, loveJoin us for this special multi-media presentation and discussion. Free refreshments available courtesy of the the Daily Den program.

Presented by UAA SafeZone and sponsored by Student Union & Commuter Service Services SUCSS-Logo-Web-Banner


Time: 2-3pm
Location:
Student Union Den

 

April 16: Documentary Series                                        Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Edie TheaEdie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement. Rated   61 minutes. It’s the stuff of legend--woven into one of our deepest, most universally held desires--that of finding an all-encompassing, passionate love that will last a lifetime.

The story of Edie and Thea is a documentary about two soul mates whose love begins with an instant magnetic attraction and lasts 42 years...and counting. But like the great love stories of literature and lore--Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet, Gertrude and Alice--Edie and Thea’s story is one of forbidden love.

Shortly after they meet in New York’s West Village in the early 1960s, they become “engaged”, though the idea of a civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples was unthinkable at the time and would not come to pass for another 4 decades.

Click here to view the trailer.

Presented by UAA SafeZone and sponsored by the Emerging Leaders ProgramELP-Web-Banner

Time: 7-9pm
Location: Student Union Den

 

April 17: Documentary Series--The New Black

the-new-black-posterThe New Black. Unrated.  80 minutes.  The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Click here to view the trailer.

A discussion will follow.

Presented by UAA's Multicultural Center and Alaska Public Media

 

Time: 5:00 pm (start)
Location: Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall, Suite 106

 

April 17: Drag Queen Bingo

What's more fun than b-i-n-g-o? Drag Queen Bingo!  Drag attire is not required, but highly recommended for this fun event! 

Location: Student Union Cafeteria
Time: 7pm (start)

 

April 18: Family Movie Night--Frozen

2014 FMN Frozen smallFrozen.  Rated PG. 102 minutes. Optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter (Alaska?)

This event is free and open to all.  Free snacks and beverages will also be provided. 

Presented by UAA SafeZone and sponsored by Student Activities and MAP-Works Student Activities


Location: Student Union Cafeteria
Time: 6pm (start)
MAP-Works

 

 

April 10: Launch & free lunch

SafeZone Launch: Thursday, April 10, 11am-1pm.

Free smoked BBQ lunch with dessert.

Keynote speakers:
Drew Phoenix, Identity, Inc.
Slade Martin, UAA 
Mistress of Ceremonies: Dr. Lacy KarpiloJoin us as we launch our 3rd Annual SafeZone Celebration week, featuring:

          • FREE Smoked BBQ Chicken Lunch & Dessert
          • It Gets Better Project
          • Keynote Community Speaker: Drew Phoenix
          • Mistress of Ceremonies: Dr. Lacy Karpilo, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Access, Advising and Transition
          • ASL interpreters for the duration of event


Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Student Union Cafeteria

 

April 11: Day of Silence

DayOfSilenceBannerThe National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.

Join us in action--be silent or choose to be a vocal ally for the Day of Silence!

Location: Campus-wide

 

April 11: Lavender Lunch

Laveder Lunch headerJoin us for this very special edition of the Lavender Lunch for our SafeZone Celebration.

Lavender Lunches are informal discussions that take place at UAA throughout during the academic year. Events range from presentations to informal talks on a variety of topics related to GLBTQA issues. Anyone interested may attend these free discussions. Please bring your own lunch.

Time: 12-1pm
Location:
Student Union Leadership Lab, 2nd Floor

 

April 11: Night of Noise

Night of Noise Block Party
On-Campus Living, at Gorsuch Commons
Friday, April 11, 7:30-11:30 pm
DJ Audri from KRUA
Free music, food and funHelp us wrap up the National Day of Silence with a Night of Noise in the On-Campus Living community!

Join us for this very special end to the day for music, food, and fun!  Featuring DJ Audri from KRUA 88.1 FM radio station.  

Those who are not residents of UAA's On-Campus Living community should park in Guest Parking in the Cedar Lot, behind Gorsuch Commons.

Presented by UAA SafeZone and sponsored by Residence Life, KRUA 88.1 FM, RHA & Dining Services

Time: 7:30-11:30pm
Location:
  In the Gorsuch Commons, Cama-i Room and between the Commons and MAC apartments

 

April 12: 1-Mile Rainbow Fun Run

Gather your friends, pets, kids, and your favorite rainbow gear for this 1-mile fun run in UAA's On-Campus Living community! Run it 3 times and you've got yourself a 5k, you fabulous overachiever! 

Time: 11:30-1:30pm, Race starts at 12pm
Location:
Check in at the tents adjacent to the Gorsuch Commons to register and for the course map

 

April 14: Ally Training

SafeZone, UAA, GLBTQA, training, Ally, Allies, Students, Staff, FacultyDo you recognize this image? You may have seen it around the UAA campus. It signifies a safe place for students, staff and faculty who identify as GLBTQA to be themselves.

Want to learn more? UAA SafeZone offers a visible message of inclusion, support, and advocacy through 2-hour Ally trainings, taking participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. Ally trainings  help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community. Join us for this fun and eye-opening event!

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Lyla Richards conference room #103, Student Union
 

 

April 15: Ally Training

SafeZone, UAA, GLBTQA, training, Ally, Allies, Students, Staff, FacultyWhat's GLBTQA? Gay, Straight, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Asexual or Ally, etc.  UAA is comprised of a diverse population of students, staff and faculty. Help us be more inclusive and join us for a SafeZone Ally training!

UAA SafeZone offers a visible message of inclusion, support, and advocacy through 2-hour Ally trainings, taking participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. Ally trainings  help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community. Join us for this fun and eye-opening event! These trainings fill up fast, so we're offering 2 sessions this week!

Time: 3-5pm
Location
: Lyla Richards conference room #103, Student Union

 

SafeZone Bi-Weekly Meeting

On alternating Fridays, SafeZone trainers and other interested individuals come together to encourage awareness, discussion, and participation for those who wish to become more involved. These meetings are open to all! Bring a lunch and join us!

Time: 12-1pm
Location: Student Union Leadership Lab