Spectrum Center

For Students

Spectrum Center and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) are proud to continue an initiative centering Queer Transgender Indigenous and People of Color (QTIPOC): community dinners centering the experiences of QTIPOC students with hosts from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area that can bring their own experiences to the table. Interested in being a host? There's more information further down the page!

FREE DINNER will be provided to the first 15 students who sign up foreach event. If there are more than 15 students signing up for a dinner session, they will be put on a waiting list. You can register for the Fall 2019 dinners at this link!

This year's hosts and dinners:

September - Dominique Canning | 9/26/19

October - Layla Abdul-Jabbar | 10/9/19

December - Larry LaFontaine-Stokes | 12/3/19

All dinners are held at 1443 Washtenaw from 5:30 to 7pm.

Any questions can be directed to Lorant Peeler at plorant@umich.edu.


For Faculty, Staff, and Community Members in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Areas

Spectrum Center and the Office for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs are looking for hosts for our Togetherness: QTIPOC Dinners. 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.

Apply to be a host or nominate someone at the link bit.ly/HostQTIPOC