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Wednesday April 4, 2012
In conjunction with the Solutions Conference, Alliance would like to invite you to a screening of "Queer China, 'Comrade' China" on Wednesday, April 4th, at 6:00pm in the Nina Thomas classroom. This film examines how "shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity" in modern day China. For more information about the film, please visit
A meat lovers/vegetarian-friendly taco bar and refreshments will accompany the film.

Thursday April 5, 2012
You are invited to a free dinner* and an evening of presentation and discussion centering on some of the most relevant and timely issues the global LBGTI community is facing.

On April 5, at 5:30pm in Oakes 110, please join the ILS, Professor Stephanie Farrior, A World of Change Conference organizers, and your fellow community members for a multi-media presentation of a collection of works from some of the world's leading scholars and activists on global LGBTI rights.

Even if you do not plan to attend the conference on April 7, this introductory event will be interesting, fun, delicious* and will hopefully stand on its own in creating a thought provoking and meaningful dialogue.

* Tasting Africa of White River Junction will be providing delicious North, West and Central African cuisine. Menu will include:

· Cumin Roast Lamb (Ghana)

· Veggie Tagine (North Africa)

· Pillau (Kenya/Tanzania - Savory Jasmine rice with ginger and spices)

· Seasoned Green Beans

· Veggie and Goats Cheese Samosa

· Banana and Chili Fritters (West Africa)

Friday April 6, 2012
Pre-Solutions Conference Dinner
6:30-8:30, The Black Door, Montpelier, VT - RSVP Only

This informal dinner will allow a limited number of student participants, conference panalests, and local community leaders a chance to meet each other and interact before the conference. In attendance will be Stephanie Farrior and Cynthia Rothschild who will share some of their experiences and ideas on the global LGBTI movement.