23rd Annual Lavender Celebration

Are you a LGBTQQIA-identified student or ally at the University of Southern California? Are you graduating in May 2017? Sign up to take part in our FREE graduation ceremony honoring your achievements and success as a LGBTQ student at USC! Lavender Celebration (commonly known as Lavender) is an annual graduation ceremony for LGBTQ and ally students. Similar to the other graduation ceremonies sponsored by other student cultural groups, Lavender honors students and commemorates their contributions to the University community. Invite your friends, invite your family–the more the merrier. Following the ceremony is a reception with food and drink.

The ceremony will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 from 2:30pm-6pm (commencement with a reception) in Argue Plaza (next to the Widney Alumni House). It is open to graduating students of ALL levels. Join your queer Trojan community, including the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, in celebration!

We are beyond excited to host Senator Ricardo Lara, a California state senator representing Long Beach, as our keynote speaker. As a gay man of color in politics, he truly represents the diverse and inclusive nature of today’s LGBTQ community in Southern California.

To register as a graduating student in the ceremony, please fill out this form: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kxUaidphRc8RW5

A facebook event also exists, as well (please note that attending on facebook does not mean you are registered for the ceremony. Please fill out the qualtrics links above): https://www.facebook.com/events/250117502110096/

If you have any questions, please email the LGBT Resource Center at lgbt@usc.edu.

This event is held in conjunction with the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, and the Queer Graduate Alliance.

Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Author Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Jenny is the Director of Student Engagement and Career Connections in the Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs Division. Jenny manages many of the undergraduate student life programs at Viterbi, as well as the services and programs that connect all Viterbi students with their post-graduate plans. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USC, a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU, and a Doctorate in Education from UCLA.

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