SCOTUS Brown Bag on Marriage Equality – June 30

Based on the recent national ruling, Elon University's LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group is creating a space for faculty, staff and administrators to share insights around this historic decision and next steps towards LGBTQIA inclusion.

Elon University’s LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group invites all members of the Elon Community to:

SCOTUS Brown Bag Conversation on the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision

Tuesday, June 30 at 12 p.m.
Gender & LGBTQIA Center – Moseley 211

Bring your lunch & come connect with colleagues across the university. We’ll discuss details of the Supreme Court decision, answer some questions, and explore as a group what this means for connected topics including workplace climate, employee benefits, and job protections locally and nationally.

Additional upcoming LGBTQIA initiatives include :

.  Wednesday, July 15 – Brown Bag Conversation on Transgender Identities & Caitlyn Jenner (12 p.m., Moseley 211 )

.  Tuesday, August 18 – LGBTQIA & Ally Faculty/Staff Reception (5 p.m., location TBD )

.  Thursday, August 27 – LGBTQIA & Ally New Student Welcome (5 p.m., location TBD )

.  Saturday, September 26 – NC Pride Parade (Duke Campus, many NC universities walk with Elon in the parade annually)

.  Saturday, October 10 – Inaugural Alamance County LGBTQIA Pride Festival (Historic Burlington Depot & Amphitheater )

…and with the announcement of the inaugural Alamance County LGBTQIA Pride Festival, we would like to give thanks to a powerful multitude of stakeholders who have made Elon University a leader across Alamance County regarding LGBTQIA Inclusion.

Here are just a few of the many ways where Elon has advanced inclusion around LGBTQIA identities:

     .  President Leo M. Lambert’s LGBTQIA Task Force

     .  Creation and Implementation of the 3-Year Strategic Plan for LGBTQIA Inclusion

     .  Admissions adding the LGBTQIA question to the Application for Enrollment

     .  Establishment of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, Alumni Network, & Employee Resource Group

     .  Human Resources equalizing benefits for same- and different-gender couples

     .  Registrar assisting in name changes for our transgender students and alumni

     .  Women’s and Gender Studies (26 years strong) leading the charge for all faculty to engage students and academic departments in scholarly inquiry and social movements around gender and sexuality topics

This event is sponsored by Elon University’s LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group, whose Leadership Team consists of Dana Carnes (Associate Director for the Center for Leadership), Paul Geis (Senior Associate Director of Study Abroad in the Global Education Center), Jen Fry (Assistant Volleyball Coach for University Athletics), and Matthew Antonio Bosch (Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center).