WELCOME TO A NEW ACADEMIC YEAR !!
Hi folks -
As co-Chairs of the LGBT Caucus, Lukman and I would like to welcome you to the Caucus.
The Caucus has steadily grown in the past 5 years, and we’re hoping 2013-2014 proves to be another busy and productive year.
As a reminder, our Caucus is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students who identify as allies, and/or LGBT. We’d like to have folks think of the Caucus as a place where folks can meet and connect and get involved with social events/community events in our region. As part of the University’s mission in creating and fostering diversity, we hope our Caucus can help and assist in providing feedback and support in this area. We’re proud to be a part of UD, and have been a part of the wonderful equality steps forward in the past couple of years re: evolution of same-sex partner stipend benefits to helping with information sharing of civil union benefit information and now DOMA/federal rights and state rights marriage equality benefit transition information.
We welcome you! Please spend a little time getting to know us and feel free to share any great ideas you might have for this upcoming year!
Let’s make it a productive one!
Karla A. Bell and Lukman Arsalan – Co-Chairs
TODAY MARKS A SIGNIFICANT DAY IN HISTORY (November 22, 1963)
It is 50 years ago today that an assassin’s bullet ended the life of America’s then youngest President. His presidency represented the ascendance of youthful idealism in the aftermath of World War II. There are echoes of this in the moderm LGBT rights movement.
“… ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of [humanity].”