Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month 2008
Celebrating Culture, Diversity & Equal Rights in California

Highlights at Foothill College

Monday, June 2
Transgender FTM Author Max Wolf Valerio
Transgender author Max Valerio chronicles his transition from female to male in his autobiographical book The Testosterone Files. Learn how Valerio used hormone therapy to transition from one gender to another–and what he learned about male and female perspectives and passions in the process. Valerio will answer questions after the presentation. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 9–9:50 a.m. and 11–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, June 4
Keynote Speaker: Ed Gunawan
A Foothill alumnus who recently earned an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, Edward Gunawan has launched a successful career as a professional model, writer and filmmaker. His films have won international awards at the Jakarta International Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival. He will answer your questions after the presentation. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 9–10 a.m. and 11–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, June 4
Opening Ceremony: Pride Fair & Free Ice Cream Extravaganza
Join us for a celebration that will entertain and empower you! Enjoy free Baskin-Robbins rainbow sherbet and other surprise flavors, button-making machine, Foothill Theatre Art Club’s LGBT production and caricature drawing by Bay Area artist Jon Casey. Information about San Jose’s Billy DeFrank Community Center will also be available. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, June 5
Film Festival I: Family Reunion
Isold Uggadottir’s award-winning short film is a modern-day coming-out story about a young Icelandic woman living two separate lives. One in grungy New York City’s Chinatown, and the other in pristine Iceland, complete with her grandfather’s 70th birthday, including discussions about marriage, children and her future. Does she continue leading her dual life or risk outraging her family by revealing her true self? You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, June 6
Mehndi Body Art with Artist Karen Oeh
Mehndi artist Karen Oeh has been designing patterns and painting bodies for eight years. You might also recognize her as the program coordinator from Foothill’s Career Center. In 1999 on a trip through Egypt, she had her hands painted with henna for the first time. Since that journey, she has been mixing and experimenting with henna powder to create a semi-permanent, golden brown stain. Today, she will apply unique mehndi art for free. You must sign up and space is extremely limited. Appointments begin at 11:55 a.m. in the Campus Center Plaza. We will also provide free do-it-yourself mehndi packets for others interested in experimenting with henna. Co-sponsored by Foothill Indian Student Association. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 11:55 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, June 6
Film Festival II: Fire
After the mehndi art session, let the henna dry as you watch the Bollywood movie Fire, which was written and directed by Deepa Mehta. Due to its honest depiction of a lesbian relationship, when Fire was first released, efforts were made to have it banned from theaters in India. Today, it’s still considered a landmark in the Indian film industry. Co-sponsored by Foothill Indian Student Association. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Monday, June 9
Foothill College Authors Series Featuring Kemble Scott
Local author Kemble Scott’s celebrated novel SOMA presents a gritty, graphic, sexually charged exploration of San Francisco’s colorful South of Market subculture. This event is co-sponsored by the Foothill College President’s Office. Scott will answer your questions after the presentation. The book is available at a 20-percent discount in the Foothill Bookstore while supplies last.
Time: 3–4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, June 10
Muslim American Author Samina Ali
Samina Ali’s award-winning novel, Madras on Rainy Days, confronts the taboo subject of male homosexuality in the South Asian Indian community from the perspective of a Muslim woman forced into an arranged marriage. Ali is a former Foothill College English instructor, and recently returned from a pan-European tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Ali will answer your questions after the presentation. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, June 11
Annual Student Drag Show Contest & Barbecue
Enjoy some fun before finals! Our student contest features cash awards for the best female and male impersonators. Straight or gay, flaunt your best cross-dressing style. Awards include $250, first prize; $150, second prize; $100, third prize. All contestants receive a $20 gift certificate. Enjoy a free barbecue lunch sponsored by the ASFC Activities Board. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Wednesday, June 11
Honors Institute Alumni Speaker: Ralph Garvin
Foothill is proud of one of our most successful former honors students, Ralph Garvin Jr., a Stanford transfer who also served as former president and CEO of Woosh during the dot.com boom. He currently teaches the Real World of Viral Videos class at Stanford, and is preparing to launch his next start-up venture in Silicon Valley. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Honors Institute. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Thursday, June 12
Film Festival III: Celluloid Closet
Watch cinema history in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary about how motion pictures– especially Hollywood films– portray LGBT characters. It includes unforgettable interviews with Susan Sarandon, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, June 13
Film Festival IV: Tokyo Godfathers
Munch on pocky, pizza and sodas as you watch Tokyo Godfathers, a Japanese movie about three homeless friends: a young girl, a transvestite and a middle-aged homeless man. While foraging through some trash, they find an abandoned newborn. Follow them on an adventure to find the baby’s parents. Co-sponsored by the Foothill’s Gay/Straight Alliance Club and Japanese Culture Club. Free refreshments. You must have a current OwlCard or employee ID to attend.
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

BAY AREA EVENTS
SF Gay Pride Parade • www.sfpride.org
SF AIDS Walk • www.aidswalk.net/sanfran/
SF AIDS/Lifecycle • www.aidslifecycle.org
SJ Pride Parade • www.sjgaypride.com

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Billy DeFrank Lesbian/Gay Community Center, San Jose • www.defrank.org
Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays • www.pflagsanjose.org
Gay/Straight Alliance Network • www.gsanetwork.org
Planet Out • www.planetout.com


For additional event, driving and parking information, access www.foothill.edu, e-mail DavorenTricia@foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7282.




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