Pride Center

Students Unite Through Coffee-shop Connections

April 9, 2012

What:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center’s peer mentors will host Coffee Nights, a social that will allow students to form connections and converse with others who share similar identities over coffee and snacks. 

Who:
Sarina Loeb, University Student Union (USU) coordinator for diversity initiatives, is responsible for planning and executing LGBTQ Coffee Nights.

When:
Sunday, April 15 and May 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. 

Where:
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, located on Reseda and Devonshire.

Why:
To provide all students with an opportunity to communicate, share and express their feelings freely. One of the goals of the USU is to provide inclusion for all students and to embrace diversity. An event, such as Coffee Nights, is just one way of inviting students to a safe community of support.

Background: 
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center supports LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff through programming and educational outreach to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals as well as advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.

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