Jan. 27, UWM LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff ‘Kick-Off Gathering’

UWM LGBTQIA faculty and staff will gather for an evening of socializing and networking with colleagues and friends.

On Friday, January 27, 2012, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a social gathering of UWM LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex and Ally) faculty and staff, at a private home off-campus. It will be a potluck of appetizers and desserts, though one does not have to bring food in order to attend. Beer, wine, a basic bar and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided but if you have a favorite libation you are welcome to bring it!

This gathering is intended to kick-off the revival of an active, connected, dynamic and inclusive UWM LGBTQIA faculty and staff community, so we hope that you will attend!  Spouses, partners, and significant others are welcome.  Those attending are invited to bring ideas – and sign-up sheets – regarding activities and events that they would like to see a UWM LGBTQIA faculty and staff group become involved in or undertake. Several ideas that have already been mentioned include having monthly “Stone Soup” potlucks, LGBTQI advocacy both within and outside the UWM community, and possibly developing a mentoring program on the UWM campus for younger LGBTQI-identified students.

Click on the Evite link below to view event details including location, coordination of food and carpooling. To help organizers anticipate attendance numbers, please RSVP either through the Evite,  directly to Cathy Seasholes (414-229-2852, 262-352-1890, or seashole@uwm.edu), or by asking a colleague to RSVP on your behalf if you prefer not to be “in the system” anywhere.  An e-mail address is required to RSVP through Evite, though the Guest List is hidden and all responses to the event will be kept confidential out of respect for the diverse needs of our community and a desire to create a safe space for members of our UWM LGBTQIA community to socialize.


Finally, if you would like to receive future e-mail announcements and notices that are relevant to the UWM LGBTQI community you are invited to contact Warren Scherer (wscherer@uwm.edu) to be added to the UWM LGBTQIA Caucus PantherList.


Please help assure that UWM LGBTQIA faculty and staff learn about this Kick-Off Gathering and the Caucus PantherList by circulating this email and sharing the Evite link, and encouraging your UWM friends and colleagues to do the same!

Hope to see you on Friday, January 27!