All events are in Central time unless specified.

Thursday, October 21

Wear PURPLE for Domestic Violence Awareness

Date: Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm Location: Anywhere
Be a voice and start a conversation about domestic violence awareness by wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 21. Share a pic of your group of friends, department or RSO participating and tag CARE (@care_at_unl) on Instagram using the hashtag # …

Overview of LGBTQ Family Law in Nebraska

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: McCollum Hall
Sara Rips, ‘16, will provide participants with an overview of the history of LGBTQ family law in Nebraska, as well as a discussion on current issues facing LGBTQ families. Rips is LGBTQIA+ Legal & Policy Counsel with ACLU of Nebraska and previously …
This event originated in Law.

Lecture: Jack Halberstam, “An Aesthetics of Collapse”

keynote lecture for the exhibit The Nature of Waste: Material Pathways, Discarded Worlds

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Location: Sheldon Museum of Art
Alvin Baltrop, an African American photographer, has been celebrated for his images of gay men cruising on New York City’s West Side Piers in the 1980s. But Baltrop left an archive that, when examined closely, actually offers an aesthetics of …
This event originated in Department of English.

“An Aesthetics of Collapse,” a lecture by Jack Halberstam

Date: Time: 5:30 pm Location: Sheldon Museum of Art
Jack Halberstam, professor of gender studies and English and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University, delivers the keynote lecture, titled “An Aesthetics of Collapse,” for the exhibition “ …
This event originated in Sheldon Museum of Art.

LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Location: The Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Each year, the LGBTQA+ Center invites the Lincoln Community to come together to celebrate our rich history. Join us for a semi-formal dinner and an evening filled with great food and engaging entertainment.
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

Ongoing Events

LGBT History Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
A U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights movement.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is in observance and not an event on campus.
This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment …