Adams State project is Standing Strong for Equality

(09-17-2015)

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The Adams State University Theatre Program in partnership with the Adams State LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Coalition presents Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project from September 25 through October 3, 2015.

Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project celebrates efforts to create a more inclusive society by dismantling barriers to equality. Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's ruling in support of marriage equality, this week-long project explores diverse contemporary struggles for social justice with a specific focus on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Through a variety of events, this project examines where we've been, where we are, and where we're going as we work to create a more perfect and just union.

Adams State's mission is to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions. Standing Strong is an example of the institution's commitment to opportunity and access for all in an environment that promotes diversity and values inclusiveness.

"As Americans, it is our continual challenge to create a society that reflects our highest ideals. When our laws treat all citizens equally, we become a better nation and we truly become more American. For nine days, this project marks the changes we've made as a campus, a community, state, and nation," said Standing Strong creator Dr. John H. Taylor, professor of theatre.

Schedule:

September 25, 26, and October 1, 2, 3
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
7:30 p.m.
Adams State Main Stage
Opening night includes a marriage and re-commitment ceremonies and reception.
Post-show talkbacks will follow the September 26 and October 1 and 3 shows.
Call 719-587-8499 to reserve tickets.

Sunday, September 27
Standing Strong Open Mic Night
6 p.m.
Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa, Colo.
Sponsored by the Adams State Music Department
This free event is open to the public.

Monday, September 28
The Impact of Religious Exemption Laws: A Public Forum
7 p.m.
Adams State Main Stage
Hosted by One Colorado
The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 29
CIELO Kindred Spirits Luncheon
12 p.m.
Student Union Building Banquet Rooms

Safe Zone Training
For Adams State Faculty and Staff
2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Xperimental Theatre
Hosted by the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services and the Office of Student Life and Leadership

Faculty Lecture:
The Art of Making a Difference: Theatre and Social Change
7 p.m.
Adams State Xperimental Theatre
The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 30
Standing Strong for Equality Ice Cream Social and Group Photo
Wear a solid t-shirt in one of the colors of the rainbow
12:15 p.m.
Richardson Hall Front Lawn
The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 2
Lost and Found Comedy Improv Troupe
10 p.m. (following the play)
Xperimental Theatre
The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 3
Walk in support of equality during the Adams State Homecoming Parade.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the parade line-up (east end of Main Street in Alamosa).
Wear a solid t-shirt in one of the colors of the rainbow.

September 25 through October 3
Nielsen Library Standing Strong Exhibit

Taylor added, "I want to thank everyone who has worked to make this project possible including Adams State President Beverlee McClure, the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Coalition, and students across the campus who have created events and are 'standing strong' for equality."

For a Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project schedule of events visit Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project.