Daily Archives: April 11, 2023

LAH Summer Orientation Call for Volunteers

Hi LAHers,

Will you be in Austin this summer? Are you interested in volunteering for LAH IN PERSON orientation?  If the answer is yes, sign up on the google doc link to let Stacey know by Wednesday, April 19th.

Summer Orientation is 7 weeks beginning May 30th through July 19th, with a Last summer Orientation August 14-16.

Volunteering entails helping advise incoming LAH freshman with their fall schedules in small groups with Stacey or Linda on Day 2 of orientation. We also need a couple of volunteers to assist with registration the next day (Day 3) from 12:30-2:00 in the LAH Commons room. You don’t have to be available for both days and even the entire summer. We are flexible!

We would like to have at least 4-5 peer advisers throughout the summer for the Small Group advising sessions and Registration assistance.

Orientation dates volunteers are needed:

May 31- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 1 -Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 6 -Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 7- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 13 Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 14 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 21- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 22- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June -27 Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June -28 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

July-11- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

July-12- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

July-18 -Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

July-19 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

August -14-16 (Dates/times not set yet)

Please complete this Google form if you are available to help us out this summer.

Peers for Pride Final Performance-April 13th!

Hi Allies in Action!

Our students have been working diligently for the past year in the Peers for Pride course to curate a final performance taking place on Thursday, April 13th from 5pm-7pm in WCP Room 2.120.

We would love if you could attend to show support for our students who are promoting messages through theatre around allyship, inclusive LGBTQIA+ communities, intersectionality, and experiences of being queer and trans on a college campus.

Additionally, the application for the Peers for Pride 2023-2024 cohort is now open! If you could share widely that would be great– the description is below, but please visit the GSC’s Peers for Pride webpage for further details.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or the GSC at gsc@austin.utexas.edu.


Apply here

Peers for Pride (PfP) is a peer facilitation program of the Gender and Sexuality Center. Students will take two courses during the academic year in partnership with the Center for Women’s Gender Studies.

Learn about queer histories and create queer futures!
Facilitate workshops around allyship with the GSC!
Make new friends & work toward creating thriving LGBTQIA+ communities at UT.

Who Can Apply?
The program and course are open to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and disciplines. Courses will count for a total of six hours of upper-division credit in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), Social Work (SW), Theatre and Dance (TD), and Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP). Additionally, students will receive credit for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and Ethics course flag requirements.
No experience in theatre and/or performance is required to apply and participate in the program. After students have completed the program, they are eligible to be invited for a paid opportunity to facilitate any Peers for Pride requested workshop for the campus and/or local Austin community!
Students of the Peers for Pride Program are required to take one class in the fall semester and one in the spring semester in their respective order.

Fall Semester: Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them
Learn basic facilitation skills while taking an in-depth look at some issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
Spring Semester: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action
Students will continue in the program to become peer facilitators and have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus. Students must complete the prerequisite course Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them to be able to enroll in this course.

JapanLab Expo

The first is our second JapanLab Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 3:00-4:30 PM in Vislab (POB 2.404A). The expo will feature the work of student teams from this semester. At the expo, you can learn about propaganda through a digitized 1938 board game that celebrates Japan’s invasion of China, walk through the streets of the booming treaty port city of Yokohama in the nineteenth century, and experience the start of Japan’s sixty-year civil war through the eyes of a young provincial warrior in 1335. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes or the whole time to see the projects and talk with the student participants and team leaders.

We are also recruiting students now for our fall semester teams, featuring projects on sumo, censorship, and the Tale of Genji. If you know a student interested in digital humanities, computer programming, graphic design, or Japanese history and culture, we would be grateful if you could forward this opportunity to them. Applications will close on April 17th. You can find the application as well as more information about the different projects we’re recruiting for here: https://www.utjapanlab.com/apply-2023.