FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW SEMESTER!!!!

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Hey Haven! Our first meeting of the new semester is TONIGHT at 6 pm in Trabant 209/211! We will be doing a series of icebreakers and getting to know each other! The meeting is from 6-7 but we have the space until 8 so feel free to stick around after and socialize! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back!

Hey Haven, welcome back to another great year at UD! There are some new pages on the site that you should check out: “Meet the Board” and “Haven Office Hours” will tell you who we are and how you can hang out with us! Also, there are a couple really cool opportunities coming up that you should mark on your calendars! Stay tuned for information about those, coming at you very soon!

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Trek One

This is a cool opportunity to build in foreign countries. Take a look at the attached flyer (two pages) for more information. If you’re interested in more information about the buildOn/SPPA trip to Burkina Faso this August, please contact Elizabeth Burland at burlande@udel.edu. (The deadline for the trip was March 11th, unfortunately, but you can still email Elizabeth if you want more information about the club and future building trips).

**Please Note: These trips are abroad, and certain countries overseas are not LGBTQ+ friendly. Keep this in mind and seek trips at your discretion. Be safe.**

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LGBTQ Aging and Healthcare

Check out this interesting two-part conference, which will be held on Monday, March 23rd.

The first part of the conference will be take place in Christiana Hospital’s John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, from 7 am-12 pm. The objectives are to identify issues and barriers encountered by mature LGBTQ individuals in the health care system and to examine local best practices for mature LGBTQ individuals in the health care system.

The second part will take place in Health Sciences Complex on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, from 2-5:30 p.m. This second part is a workshop on LGBT eldercare issues for members of the LGBT community and their caregivers.The agenda includes a welcome by Kathleen Matt, dean of the UD College of Health Sciences.

These events are free and open to the public, but you will need to register, as there is limited space.

For more information about this event, please follow these links here and here

2nd Annual New England Queer People of Color Conference

If you are a queer-identified person of color, this will be exciting news! The 2nd Annual New England Queer People of Color Conference is being hosted at Brown University, Providence, RI! The conference theme is “Healing.Visibility.Community.” and will take place on April 3-4th, 2015

For more information and the opportunity to register, please click here

Mark your calendars, Haven!

GRASP Panels and Trans 101

Hello Haven! Are you interested in aiding campus safety and inclusivity? Are you interested in learning about the needs and experiences of transgender individuals? Host a GRASP Panel or Trans 101! GRASP Panels provide a safe way to discuss the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community, while Trans 101 provides educational training about transgender individuals. Both pave the way for a safer, more inclusive campus! Check out this flyer for more information! Also, if you want to schedule either a GRASP Panel or Trans 101, there is a request form here.

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Spring Activities Night!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new semester! To kick off the beginning of spring, there will be a Spring Activities Night held in Perkins Student Center, on Wednesday the 11th, from 6-9 pm. The event is, of course, free. Haven will have a table in Perkins’ Concourse, and the office will be open as another place to contact executive members! Come stop by and learn more about this fantastic organization!