Intersectionality lunch panel, March 13


CMU students walk outside the Bovee University Center on Feb. 28. 

As a part of its Women’s History Month event calendar, the Office of LGBTQ Services and Gender Equality Programs will be hosting an Intersectionality Lunch Panel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 13 in UC Terrace Rooms A-D, Room 221. Food will be provided. 

According to its page, the Office of LGBTQ Services and Gender Equality Programs creates a safe space for Central Michigan University students through a variety of programs, training and events. Located in Bovee University Center 108, the office serves LGBTQ students, questioning students and allies in order to create an inclusive and safe community.

One of the events the office hosts are these classroom panels. As stated on, the classroom panel is made up of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and ally students who are trained to provide education about identities and issues relevant to the LGBTQ community. The panel format typically includes panelists providing an overview of their lives, "coming out" processes and experiences, followed by a Q&A. 

The goal of these events is to provide awareness and education about diverse identities. According to, the Office of LGBTQ Services and Gender Equality Programs provides an inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, allies, friends and family. It recognizes the diversity among sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in the CMU community, and makes a commitment to students, staff and faculty to provide an inclusive and supportive environment.

All those who plan on attending this event must RSVP here.