The MTSU Lambda student organization has announced this year's SpringOut! schedule. Activities will take place April 1-6 on the university campus and are free and open to all MTSU students as well as the greater Murfreesboro and Nashville communities.
The purpose of SpringOut! is to provide education and entertainment for the GLBT community at MTSU and in the surrounding areas. It is also designed to educate the general MTSU community about GLBT issues, as well as resources on campus and in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area.
Below is a full schedule of the week's events:
Sunday, April 1, 2007, 5:00 PM on the Library quad
Nashville in Harmony Concert
NiH is Nashville’s only GLBT and Friends community chorus. They will be performing selections from their newly recorded CD—music designed to fulfill their mission to build community and create social change through music.
Monday, April 2, 2007, 12:30-3:30 PM on the Knoll
Information Fair and Carnival
Student and community organizations will be presenting information. There will be games, activities, and prizes.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 4:00 PM in BAS S213
Panel: GLBT Issues and World Religions
(Co-sponsored by Raiders for Rationalism)
This educational panel will discuss the question “How can homosexuality and religion be reconciled?” The focus of this panel is on religions that will probably be less familiar to the audience, and whose positions on homosexuality may not be part of the knowledge base of mainstream culture. There will be brief presentations from each speaker addressing the topic, followed by an audience question-and-answer period.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 7:00-9:00 PM in BAS S316
Workshop: “Let’s Talk About Sex”
Featuring Kevin Lawson from Nashville Cares. Lawson describes his workshop in this way: “I will lead participants through a workshop that will combine a sexually explicit discussion with a series of introspective exercises designed to allow the participants to explore the complexities of being a sexually healthy person in a sex negative world. Since every person must be proactive in getting the life that he or she so richly deserves, participants will be encouraged to use creativity, enthusiasm, honesty, empowerment, and understanding to build healthy bodies, relationships, sex lives, families, friendships and communities.”
Thursday, April 5, 2007, 7:30 PM in the State Farm Room (BAS building)
ANT, comedian and political satirist
“Hyper, irreverent, and downright fabulous, ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one of America's most successful comedians of our time. A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show, ANT is the only comedian to appear on all four seasons of NBC's hit series Last Comic Standing. Currently he is the host of VH1's juggernaut Celebrity Fit Club and stars in the LOGO series, ‘U.S. of ANT.’ His hit stand-up DVD, ‘ANT: America's Ready’ and comedy CD ‘Follow my a*s!’ are available in stores and at amazon.com.
This event is designed to help educate students and the community about the myriad lifestyles available to and lived by GLBT persons across the country, helping dispel stereotypes and prejudice, and because ANT uses comedy, he fights misconceptions in a non-threatening way.
Friday, April 6, 2007, 8:00 PM in KUC Theatre
SpringOut Film Night: Imagine Me and You
In the film, a woman questions her sexual orientation and her newfound friendship with another woman. The film was written and directed by Ol Parker and stars Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, and Darren Boyd among others.