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Community Means Everyone Week


Community Means Everyone Week

Community Means Everyone Week (the week before Thanksgiving each year) is an opportunity for the campus community to engage in discussion and reflection about living in authentic community where the dignity of each person is respected and celebrated, thus manifesting our Catholic and Marianist values. Community Means Everyone Week is an initiative of LGBTQ+ Support Services in collaboration with Student Government Association, Campus Ministry, Spectrum, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programming, and other campus partners.

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PATH Elligible CME Week Events


  • CME Week Keynote: Eric Alva
  • Allyship in the Workplace: Finding Inclusive Employers
  • Passport to Campus Resources: Cookies, Coffee, & Cocoa
  • Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Sears Auditorium

    The first American soldier injured in the Iraq War, Eric Alva was hailed as an American hero. While he lost his leg in combat, his spirit remained stronger than ever — upon retirement, Eric came out as gay. Hear Eric’s story of courage and triumph over adversity, and be inspired to create change by doing the right thing, stand up for what you believe, and make the world a better place for those who deserve to be treated with dignity.

    Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Science Center 114

    Join Career Services and LGBTQ+ Support Services and our panel of professionals and employers to learn more about finding LGBTQ+ inclusive employers and allying in the workplace. Hear from LGBTQ+ identifying professionals , meet LGBTQ+ inclusive employers, identify what makes employers inclusive, and learn ways to ally in the workplace. You'll have an opportunity to meet our panelists from GE, the Meadowlark and Wheat Penny Restaurants, and UDit.

    Nov. 12 - 16, 9a-12p & 1p-4p

    The CME Week Passport to Campus Resources highlights just some of the offices and departments that work to support students with diverse identities and experiences, all while warming up with hot cocoa or coffee, and snacking on some Community Means Everyone cookies. See below for schedule and locations.


  • SGA Tough Talks: Inclusive Community Language
  • CME Virtual PATH Event
  • "What Are You?" Film Screening and Discussion
  • Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Alumni Hall 101

    Come join SGA Campus Unity, LGBTQ+ Support Services and Q*mmunity Leaders for Community Means Everyone Week kickoff! We will talk about why word choices matter and how you can make small word choices that make a big difference in fostering an inclusive community.

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    Nov. 12-20

    As a part of this year’s CME Week, students will have the opportunity to earn up to 5 PATH credits through reflecting on videos about the lives of LGBTQ+ people, and how their experiences of oppression are often multiplied when they hold other marginalized identities as well.

    View links to the films and fill out the reflection form

    Nov. 16, 12 p.m., 2nd Fl Collab, Roesch Library

    As part of Community Means Everyone Week, the University Librariesand LGBTQ+ Support Services will host a screening and discussion of the short documentary, "What Are You? Microaggressions & LGBTQ Identities." Issues discussed include microaggressions, implicit bias, coming out, the gender binary, discrimination at the workplace, and family dynamics.

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    Passport to Campus Resources: Cookies, Coffee, & Cocoa

    The CME Week Passport to Campus Resources highlights just some of the offices and departments that work to support students with diverse identities and experiences, all while warming up with hot cocoa or coffee, and snacking on some Community Means Everyone cookies.

    To participate in this learning opportunity, visit designated departments at the corresponding days and times to engage in their open house and interact with staff. Staff will stamp your passport after you’ve completed the questions on the corresponding page of your passport. Passports will be available at each office on Monday and Tuesday of CME Week.
    Please be prepared to show your student ID at each open house. You must complete 7 out of 10 pages in order to receive PATH credit. Drop completed passports at Thursday or Friday’s open houses, or deliver to the Dean of Students Office (Gosiger Hall 205) by 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018.

    Monday: 9a-12p Women’s Center, Alumni Hall 2nd Floor; 1-4p Student Leadership Programs, KU 241
    Tuesday: 9a-12p Roesch Library, Lobby; 1-4p Office of Diversity & Inclusion, St. Mary’s Hall, Room 206
    Wednesday: 9a-12p Public Safety, 461 Kiefaber; 1-4p Community Wellness Services, Gosiger Hall 1st floor
    Thursday: 9a-12p Office of Learning Resources, LTC (Roesch ground floor); 1-4p Office of Multicultural Affairs, Alumni Hall 101
    Friday: 9a-12p Center for International Programs, Rike Center ground floor; 1-4p LGBTQ+ Support Services, Gosiger Hall 205

    Click on the photo for the interactive poster


    November 20th - International Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Each year, just before Thanksgiving, members of the UD community comes together to remember the hundreds of people world wide who are killed each year as a result of transphobic violence.

    We remember those whom it would be easy to forget. We honor them, committing to eliminate cruelty to our neighbors.

    Those who attended the vigil shared actions they will take to end transphobic violence. Share what you will do below:


    LGBTQ+ Support Services

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    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0965