This Week in Lambda

Monday, April 17

This is the last newsletter of the year. Wow, what a ride. Check out our last few events below, and we'll see you next Fall!

GBM Tomorrow: How to Mess Up

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Mistakes happen in activism. Maybe you unknowingly used a slur. Maybe you asked an uncomfortably personal question. Maybe you pushed a boundary a bit too far. Stuff like this happens all the time, so let's all sit down and have a critical conversation about the next steps. How do we learn from these mistakes? How can we move forward and continue doing better work? And what role does the community play in these discussions? Come learn some skills and perspectives that will help you turn failures into opportunities for improvement in your activism and your daily life.

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 18 at 8pm in the K.C. Potter Center!

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Ending with S'More Love

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It’s been a long, eventful year, hasn’t it?

Take some time off of studying and join Lambda in getting together, being kind, and showing some love! Share stories, perform something, or just make good conversation-- while you make your own s’mores and munch on burgers and hotdogs.

Join us, and let’s end the year together with s’more love! As always, all are welcome this Saturday, April 22 from 7pm-9pm on the North House Lawn.

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Drag Show Planning Committee-- APPLY TODAY!

We are beginning work on the 23rd Annual Drag Show, which will take place this Fall 2017! Cameron, our wonderful 2017-18 Large Events Coordinator, is looking for folks who would like to be involved in the planning process for the biggest event Lambda holds! This planning committee will be working on the Drag Show this summer and fall.

Please apply here!

Lavender Celebration this Wednesday!

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Join us for a celebration of the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied graduating students as well as current student leaders. Any graduating undergraduates and graduates (May & December 2017) are welcome to fill out our form in order to be recognized during the ceremony. All students, staff members, and faculty are welcome to attend the program. Full dinner will be provided and business casual attire is suggested and not required.

Graduating students, please fill out this this Anchorlink form in order to be recognized at this year's Lavender Celebration ceremony.

When: Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00pm

Where: Student Life Center Ballroom A

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A Final Note

Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to make this year great:

JG, Quinton, Sami, Kayleigh, Malik, Lo, Antonio, and Ayden, thank you for all of your hard work on the board. You've done so much for this organization.

Jams, Andrew, Fahad, Elaine, Dylan, Tristan, Alexis, and Ariana, thank you for your work on Social Committee. The committee blossomed this year, and that's thanks to you all.

Bryn and Jess, thank you for serving on Activism Committee. With the structures you've helped put in place, the committee will be even stronger next year.

Kayleigh, Stanley, Alexis, Jess, Cameron, and Fahad, next year will bring new opportunities, challenges, and successes. Thank you for taking on your role.

And to everyone who planned great programming, volunteered at events, filled out forms, gave us feedback, and attended our meetings, thank you for a great year. The awesome community we have is because you built it.

See you in the Fall, Lambda.

If you need to reach me (Mac), please contact me at 2194779107. I am always here to chat.

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As Vanderbilt University's Undergraduate Gender, Sexuality, and Intersex Alliance, the Vanderbilt Lambda Association is a leading promoter in diversity awareness and education, providing a safe space on campus for all students.