Georgia Tech's "It Gets Better" Premiere

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday October 10, 2011
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Student Center Ballroom
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Contact

Brandy B. Blake, PhD

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, LCC

brandy.blake@lcc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: The event is part of a national movement to reduce bullying and suicides among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning youth.

Full Summary: The Georgia Tech Pride Alliance and the Writing and Communication Program is holding an event that will kickoff Georgia Tech Coming Out Week (National Coming Out Day follows on October 11).

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The Georgia Tech Pride Alliance and the Writing and Communication Program will hold an event on the evening of October 10 that will kick off Georgia Tech Coming Out Week (National Coming Out Day follows on October 11). The screening and event activities is part of a national movement to reduce bullying and suicides among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth that will culminate in the National Coming Out Day October 11.

The event includes:

  • The first public screening of the Georgia Tech “It Gets Better” video. It Gets Better is a national movement to reduce bullying and suicides among LGBT youth.
  • A 45-minute talk-back with the video’s producers and several featured participants, who will offer a behind-the-scenes discussion of the videomaking process, discuss their experiences with coming out and the coming out process, and invite comments and questions from the audience;
  • A Storytellers-style performance by Matt Morris, a nationally-recognized musician and songwriter, who has worked with Sarah McLachlan, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, the Indigo Girls, and Charlie Sexton. He will perform an acoustic set and speak about coming out, community, social media, and songwriting.

 

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Additional Information

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Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

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Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
It Gets Better, Pride Alliance
Status
  • Created By: Carol Silvers
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 27, 2011 - 1:11pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:55pm