The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion will celebrate University of Lynchburg’s LGBTQ+ community with its annual Lavender Week’ Oct. 17-21. Lavender Week’s events provide several opportunities for all students to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an ally.
Lavender Week will also inform the campus community as a whole on LGBTQ+ resources, including safe space training, and touch on emotional and interpersonal wellness, as well as other dimensions of wellness.
The week kicks off with Qmunity Connections at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. This resource fair will highlight community allyship on and off campus and will be held on Hundley Highway. The rain location is the third floor of the Drysdale Student Center.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Lavender Week continues at 6 p.m. with a showing of the 2015 film “The Danish Girl” in the Daura Museum of Art.
As a focus of Lavender Week, a safe space training workshop will be held in the Drysdale West Room on Wednesday, Oct. 19. This workshop from 5-8 p.m. will teach students, staff, and faculty how to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
On Thursday, Oct. 20, Lynchburg community members are invited to participate in a panel titled “The Power of Identity.” Held at 7:30 p.m., the livestreamed discussion will give members of campus the opportunity to talk about how their LGBTQ+ identities have empowered their lives.
Carrie Lloyd, a graduate assistant in the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion, encourages all members of the campus community to engage in all Lavender Week has to offer to show support and allyship for LGBTQ+ classmates.
For more information, contact Lloyd at 434.544.8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.