November 12, 2012

Anonymous Posts (11.5.12-11.12.12)

Every week, we collect anonymous entries sent in using the link on our sidebar and post them all on Monday. We post anything as long as it doesn't contain personal attacks, hate speech, or express or insinuate that one is at risk for hurting themselves or someone else. Please read this for an explanation of this policy and seek help if your or a friend find yourself in that position. With those exceptions aside, please feel free to submit your thoughts and questions. :)

Well, we again lack any anonymous posts to put up for you today. Since we don't have anything, here's a blurb about an upcoming Women Loving Women event.

Women Loving Women is a monthly discussion group for LGBTQ (and questioning) women-identified students. This month, we will be joined by the excellent Mandy Carter, a self-described "out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist”! She has been organizing for social justice, racial equality, and LGBT equality for more than four decades.

She was a co-founded of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), an organization with the purpose of building a regional base of LGBTQ people to transform the region through projects and campaigns. Mandy also helped found the National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In 2005 Mandy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as one of the "1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005", which aimed to recognize and celebrate the impressive, yet often invisible, peace work of thousands of women around the world.

So basically, Mandy Carter is a bamf. And she’s coming to WLW! RSVP to Janie Long and not if you prefer vegetarian for dinner.
Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over breaks and throughout the school year. If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

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