The Spectrum Center and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) are proud to continue an initiative centering Queer Transgender, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC): small events centering the experiences of QTBIPOC students with hosts from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area that can bring their own experiences to the table.
Coming out of the fully-virtual 2020 - 2021 year, we are now alternating between in-person and online gatherings. The current schedule is available below, and each month will be clickable as registration is opened.
- September - In person, hosted by Karen Montoya
- October - Virtual, hosted by Dominique Canning
- November - In person, hosted by Leslie Tetteh
- Febraury - Virtual, hosted by Raivynn Smith
- March - Virtual, TBA
For Faculty, Staff, and Community Members in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Areas (or farther!)
Spectrum Center and the Office for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs are looking for hosts for our Togetherness: QTIPOC Gatherings. In-person, these meals center on shared experiences of Indigenous / Students of Color in the LGBTQ+ community and bringing people together. We provide the dinner, hosts bring the life into the space by encouraging conversation and sharing their own experiences. Virtually, the events offer a broader range of students the ability to fit a Gathering into their busy schedule, and allows us to reach out to hosts much farther out.
Apply to be a host or nominate someone at the link http://bit.ly/HostTogetherness