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The new Phila. director of LGBT Affairs plans to heal the city's LGBT community after a year of division
Amber Hikes, a 2008 graduate of the School of Social Policy & Practice, said her experience as a social worker is rooted in her education in University City.
Launched this semester, the Anti-Violence Engagement Network has already formed partnerships with Penn Democrats, Sigma Nu fraternity and Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention.
"If we just stay on our campus, then we're not really doing anything to help the larger community. We have to use our power and privilege as Penn students."
The annual conference was geared toward underclassmen who are less likely to be going through on-campus recruiting, organizers said.
“It’s particularly great to meet fellow Latinos in Philadelphia as I feel the Latino culture very strongly in my life," a student said.
Staff members at Penn Career Services are trained to connect LGBTQ+ students with employers and companies welcoming of different genders and sexualities.
Over 80 percent of nonresidential Penn buildings lack gender-neutral bathrooms — but that may change
As of June, 37 of Penn's approximately 200 nonresidential campus buildings include at least one gender-neutral bathroom.
"I want to encourage everyone here, whether this affects you directly or not, to show up for others; to show love and compassion because it means the world right now.”
"This is an issue that cannot be ignored. We want other campuses and places in general to learn from out example. We cannot remain silent in times like this."
As the new director of the LGBT center, Erin Cross plans to connect LGBT students, faculty and alumni
“I know she’ll do an amazing job," said outgoing director Bob Schoenberg. “She has been the backbone of the operation."
“Penn was a leader in higher education, but Bob was a leader in LGBT advocacy."
The all-female comedy troupe, Bloomers, has changed their constitution to be more inclusive to gender non-conforming students.
These groups work closely with Penn's cultural resource centers to formulate programs targeting incoming minority students.
“I only went to two events for NSO, and it was with our peer advisors and the safety conversation in Irvine. After those two I realized you didn’t really get into trouble, so I stopped going."
The duo started speaking to administrators about their ideas following the presidential election, which Gonsalves said “really hit home.”
The group specifically cited the protection of undocumented students at Harvard as a main impetus for creating the petition. According to the petition, the university invests in prisons which hold and profit off nearly 75 percent of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees.
Penn Nursing's annual West Philadelphia Health Fair features dancing, snacks, checkups and even legal help
In the span of a few hours, the fair offered health care education and clinical checkups as well as an inviting atmosphere for hundreds of attendees in the area.
The group called for an immediate “moratorium” on investments in coal, and demanded a meeting with the whole school to talk about fossil fuel divestment more broadly, the Harvard Crimson reported.
Penn Design lecturer Gabe Martinez said viewing Cuban art and interacting with Cuban artists influenced students' projects and so the content of some of their projects actually shifted in turn.