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Lavender Celebration

  • The Lavender Celebration 2014

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    Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Casey Commons (5th Floor of Casey Building)

    The Lavender Celebration is an annual celebration to recognize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and questioning individuals along with their allies. This year the Lavender Celebration will take place on Friday, June 14th in Casey Commons (5th Floor Casey Building).

    Please Register here! Questions? email us at oma@seattleu.edu or give us a call at 206-296-6070.

    Lavender Celebration Awards

      2014 Lavender Celebration Award Nominations

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs is now seeking award nominations for the Lavender Celebration. The Lavender Celebration Awards acknowledge and thank outstanding members of the Seattle University community for promoting a welcoming and affirming climate for LGBTQ individuals and community. Individuals may nominate themselves and there is no limit to the number of nominations one can submit. Nominations are due by May 12th, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The application can be found here: Lavender Celebration Nomination Form

    Nomination Deadline: May 12th at 5:00pm

    Individuals may nominate themselves and there is no limit to the number of nominations one can submit:

    The Sylvia Rivera Award for Queer Activism

    This award recognizes an undergraduate student who positively and consistently impacts the LGBTQI community at Seattle University.  This student serves as a role model and inspires others to action, promotes a safe environment, and educates the Seattle University community on important LGBTQI related issues.

    The Cari Urabe Scholar-Advocate Award

    This award recognizes a graduate or law student who positively and consistently impacts the LGBTQI community at Seattle University.  This student serves as a role model and inspires others to action, promotes a safe environment, and educates the Seattle University community on important LGBTQI related issues.

    Award for Advancing Inclusion in Academic Life 

    This award recognizes a Seattle University faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion of LGBTQ perspectives in the classroom through teaching, curriculum development, expansion of degree programs, or advocacy on campus.

    Award for Advancing Inclusion in Campus Life

    This award recognizes one staff member at Seattle University who has gone above and beyond the requirements of their position to advance an understanding of LGBTQI individuals and their allies by creating a more welcoming and affirming climate at Seattle University.   

    Award for Outstanding Group Leadership

    This award recognizes a group or organization that has worked diligently and consistently over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year to promote visibility, acceptance, and awareness of Queer needs, issues, and concerns at Seattle University, including the promotion of diversity and social justice.

    OUTstanding Program or Event Award

    This award recognizes an event at Seattle University that advanced an understanding of and/or improved the climate on campus for LGBTQI individuals and their allies.  This may include, but is not limited to programs or events hosted by departments, student organizations and clubs.

    The LGBTQ Alumni Award

    This award recognizes an LGBTQ alumni member who has demonstrated distinguished service within the LGBTQ community.

     

    Past Award Recipients

    The Sylvia Rivera Award for Queer Activism

    (previously the outstanding undergraduate student award)

    • 2013: Taylor Stein
    • 2012: Carlos Reyes
    • 2011: Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz
    • 2010: Chris Burns
    • 2009: Blaise Baldonado
    • 2008: Nick McCarvel

    The Cari Urabe Scholar-Advocate Award

    (previously the outstanding graduate / law student award)

    • 2013: Rayshawn Elijah-Amon Carr
    • 2012: Josh Magallanes
    • 2011: Miguel Macias
    • 2010: Alex West
    • 2009: Joseph Luther
    • 2008: Ryan Hamachek

    Award for Advancing Inclusion in Academic Life

    • 2013: Dr. Jodi O’Brien

    Award for Advancing Inclusion in Campus Life

    (previously the outstanding faculty / staff award)

    • 2013: Kerri Kline
    • 2012: Kelly Benkert, Sabina Neem
    • 2011: Aric Lane
    • 2010: Gary Perry, Nancy Green
    • 2009: Dean Spade, Jolie Harris
    • 2008: Manivong Ratts, Holly Sturgeon

    Award for Outstanding Group Leadership

    (previously the outstanding group / organization award)

    • 2012: InterSEXions
    • 2011: Triangle Club
    • 2009: Counselors for Social Justice
    • 2008: The Triangle Club

    OUTstanding Program or Event Award

    • 2013: Life in My Body
    • 2012: Queer Justice Rally (DEEP)
    • 2009: Trans Awareness Week
    • 2008: Out at Work  

    Additional Information

    For additional information please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 206.296.6070 or oma@seattleu.edu.