Out Week


What is Out Week?

University campuses and community organizations across the country celebrate National Coming Out Week in October each year leading up to National Coming Out Day (October 11). At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we plan to use a multidisciplinary approach to not only celebrating this week, but also educating ourselves on the diversity within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. This week will feature speakers, artist, trainings, a spoken word performance, academic classroom lectures, and consultation meetings by local and national experts. This week will be in a part of the overall LGBTQ History Month Celebration at UAB lead by Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs – Office of Student Life.

Out Week Events (calendar)

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Monday, October 7, 2013

  • OUT for Justice: Organizing a Collective Vision for Change at UAB
  • Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Ashley Jackson from the Southen Poverty Law Center and Sarah Young from Equality Alabama are coming to help student leaders on how to be strategic and inclusive. Come learn and eat with us.
Food will be provided to all participants.
Eventbrite - OUT for Justice: Organizing a Collective Vision for Change at UAB

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Tribute to Bayard Rustin
  • Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame – Carver Theater

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Transcendence – Art Exhibit and Lecture by Jess Dugan
  • Exhibit and Reception: 5 pm – 5:45 pm
  • Lecture with Q&A: 6 pm – 7 pm
  • Location: The Edge of Chaos

Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Mandy Carter Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
  • “How does it feel to be a Problem?”
  • A Lecture by Mandy Carter
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Location: The Edge of Chaos, 4th floor Lister Hill Library
Eventbrite - "How Does it Feel to be a Problem?" A Lecture by Mandy Carter

Friday, October 11, 2013
  • National Coming Out Day Reception
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Location: Campus Recreation Center – Center Court
  • Celebrate being Out and Proud with the community. Join us for an evening of celebration, networking, and food. RSVP on uab.edu/safezone. Business casual attire suggested