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Heritage & Health Series Program

LGBTQ+ History Month 2021 

Asian & Pacific Islander Month

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History with us starting June 2021!

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Wednesday, June 2

LGBTQ+ History Month Opening Ceremony
Noon-1 p.m.

Join us for our opening LGBTQ+ History Month event! Celebrate Pride: Love Yourself, with Foothill College President Thuy, ASFC President Abhiraj Muhar, student leaders, & much more!



Thursday, June 3

Lecture Series I: South Asian Queer Author Sandip Roy
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Featuring South Asian Author & Radio Personality Sandip Roy,  live from Kolkata! This lecture is during FC English Professor Scott Lankford ENGL 5 Literature class.


Monday, June 7

Film Discussion: Moonlight
10-11 a.m.

Join Sociology Professor John Fox and Equity Librarian Laura Gamez as they facilitate a discussion about Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and  based on Tareell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, “MOONLIGHT is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.”



Dragtastic Cooking with Chef Nikki!
2:30-3:30 p.m.

 SF's favorite Drag Queen-by-night/ Professional-Chef-by-Day Nikki will teach you how to prepare Pancit (a delicious traditional Filipino dish)! Event hosted by Professor Scott Lankford's ENGL5 LGBTA LIterature class.

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Tuesday, June 8

Planned Parenthood - Transitioning 101
1-2 p.m.

Join the team from Planned Parenthood as they go over the different elements of the transitioning process. Some may transition socially, legally, and medically, some may transition only socially, and some may not do any of these. But how can we can as community members provide support during this process?


Queer Art History
4-5 p.m.

Featuring FC Art History Professor Cynthia Brannvall! What can queer art history teach us about the fluid aspect of identity and gender as a matter of social justice and belonging? Queer Art History is an introduction to the rich visual and cultural history before, during, and beyond modern Queer Rights movements. Topics will include the homosocial space of the Greek Symposium, the secret language of clothing, and the origins and appropriation of the iconography of the pink triangle. We will also examine a selection of LGBTQI historical and contemporary artworks. 



Wednesday, June 9

Q Corner - LGBTQI+ Student Panel
Noon-2 p.m.

Let’s welcome back the incredible team members from Q Corner as they provide students, staff, and community members the tools and knowledge to support our LGBTQI+ Community Members!


AIDS/LifeCycle: An experience of a lifetime!
2:30-3:30 p.m.

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, join us to learn more about AIDS/LifeCycle, a fundraising event that, for over 28 years, has focused on ending HIV/AIDS, riding bikes from SF to LA to raise awareness, and contributing funds to support SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

This fun informational event will provide a glimpse into the unique and wonderful experience of AIDS/LifeCycle, as well as highlight the amazing work two foundations are doing for the LGBTQ+ Community.


Thursday, June 10

Lecture Series II: Vietnamese American Queer Author Andrew Lam

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Award-winning author, journalist, and NPR documentary host Andrew Lam discusses the current state of LGBTQIA+ life in Vietnam and the Bay Area. Event hosted by Professor Scott Lankford's ENGL5 LGBTA Literature class.

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Friday, June 11

Lecture Series III: Edward Gunawan, Queer Poet/Filmmaker, and Carlos Osoria, Indigenous Trans Poet
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Two young rising Queer Poets currently studying Creative Writing at SFSU join us for a reading and discussion. Event hosted by Professor Scott Lankford's ENGL5 LGBTA Literature class.


Monday, June 14

YWCA - Healthy Relationships
1-2:30 p.m.

Join us as we well work with YWCA and learn to identify the characteristics of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.


Tuesday, June 15

Lecture Series IV: Lawyer J.R. Fruen
10-11:15 a.m.

Join local attorney and community advocate, J.R. Fruen, for an examination of the legal impediments to the full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in American society.

The conversation will begin with a general overview of these legal roadblocks, followed by a brief look at the path to legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, tracing its history from Baker v. Nelson to Obergefell v. Hodges. The discussion will then shift to recent developments, with a particular focus on last year's landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which significantly expanded workplace protections for the LGBTQ+ community under federal law. Finally, the dialogue will conclude with a discussion of actions advocates and the public can take at the local level and how the law can help or hinder those efforts--from open government meeting laws designed to encourage public participation to federal street design manuals that discourage public signs of inclusion like rainbow crosswalks.

J.R. is an attorney with his own practice in nearby Cupertino. He is a co-founder of the local advocacy organization, Cupertino for All, which seeks to make Cupertino and its neighboring communities more inclusive and equitable. He is a graduate summa cum laude of UCLA, and of Santa Clara University School of Law.


Leadership as a Lifestyle with Evan Low & the Social Justice Club
Noon-1 p.m.

Featuring California Assemblymember Evan Low, who represents the 28th Assembly District! As a De Anza Alum, Evan will be speaking about his education, equity & empowerment journey, experience as an Asian American, and leadership tips for student leaders aimed towards social justice.


Thursday, June 17

Discussion Panel: Supporting our Trans Community
10-11:30 a.m.

To offer a forum to share perspectives on issues and concerns among the trans community, and to share resources that support the trans community both on and off-campus, Foothill College faculty members Dr. Clifton Der Bing and Professor Sam White will host a trans panel event on Thursday, June 17, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Invited panelists include students and faculty from the trans community, Sera Fernando from the Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs, and Anthony Cervantes, Foothill College Dean of Enrollment.

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