BIPOC & LGBTQIA2+ Virtual Community Connection

First and second year students are invited to join students, faculty, and staff for a conversation about resources, finding your community, and nurturing your sense of belonging at SSU!
August 11, 2021

Wednesday, August 11th | 5:30 PM - 7 PM | Zoom Link 

What is campus life like for members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, and/or LGBTQIA2+ students at SSU? Learn more about student spaces and gain insight on navigating campus life as you connect with both your incoming peers, as well as professional staff, faculty and senior administrators. 

  • This event is completely online via Zoom.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • Families are welcome. 

Helpful language:

AFSA: The Affinity Faculty Staff Associations at Sonoma State University connect diverse faculty and staff from across campus to build community, discuss current issues, and help improve our campus climate.

BIPOC: The term Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) highlights the unique relationship to whiteness that Black and Indigenous people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within the United States.

LGBTQIA+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and/or Ally + is an all-encompassing representation of sexual orientations and gender identities.

LGBTQ2S: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-spirit. Two-spirit refers to indigenous people who identify as having both a masculine and feminine spirit. Only Indigenous folks can be Two-spirit; however, being Indigenous and queer does not automatically make that person Two-spirit.