April Visibility Events

The LGBTQ+RC has a slew of virtual events for you this month!

April 12th at 12 pm – The Spectrum Ensemble @ UWM

This session will include a presentation on some of the works that Spectrum Ensemble has commissioned from LGBTQ+ composers along with a discussion of the ensemble members’ musical careers. There will be time for questions and additional discussion of related topics throughout the session.
Spectrum Ensemble is a new music group based in Denton, TX, advocating for increased LGBTQ+ representation in the concert music world. They actively commission and champion works by Queer composers, performing them along with works by famous LGBTQ+ composers throughout history like Leonard Bernstein.

April 13th at 12:30 pm –  The Experience of Being Black and LGBTQ+ in Higher Education 

Join us for a panel discussion on what it is like to be Black and LGBTQ+ in higher education. We will be joined by Jamal Perry and Demi Carr from Diverse and Resilient, and Warren Scherer from UW-Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. The event will take place on Zoom, stay tuned for the link! Organized by the student organization, UWM Queer and Transgender People of Color!

April 15th at 7 pm – Virtual Drag Queen Bingo with Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen, the season 8 winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race and star of HBO’s We’re Here is joining us “purse first” to host Virtual Drag Queen Bingo via Zoom.
This is a closed, interactive event for the UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee communities.

RSVP with your UWM email at https://tinyurl.com/UWMilwaukeeDragBingoRSVP

RSVP by Tuesday, April 13th at 10:59pm CT / 11:59pm ET. 

Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to you @uwm.edu email 24 hours before the event.

April 27th at 3 pm – Know My Name Book Club

Please join UWM’s Survivor Support & Victim Advocacy Services along with University Counseling Services for a Book Club and Discussion focused on Chanel Miller’s memoir Know My Name.  Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted while unconscious at a Stanford frat party in 2015, by an assaulter who was caught while trying to flee the scene.

A limited number of books are being offered to interested students at no cost, compliments of UWM’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center.  The discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 27, from 3-4:30pm using Teams.

Please email victimadvocacy@uwm.edu with any questions and/or to reserve your spot!

Related event: UW-Madison’s PAVE is hosing an author event with Chanel Miller on April 12th at 6:30 pm. You can register to attend here.