From November 20-21, the LGBT Resource Center is hosting a retreat for USC students at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul overlooking Echo Park Lake. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the retreat will be a mixture of workshops and discussion that explore the theme of the queer experience across time. The retreat also invites USC Alums, Faculty, and Staff who identify as queer to interact with students and gives them a forum to discuss their experience navigating the world.
Participants will choose from one of three books to read which give historical context on queer identities: Maurice by E.M. Forster, Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg, or The Well of Lonliness by Radclyffe Hall. Various community members have been invited to teach workshops throughout the day. There will also be Life Chats held with members of the Alumni Association, as well as a genderqueer workshop facilitated by the Center for Women and Men. There will also be time to go outside and enjoy the area surrounding Echo Lake Park.
There are 26 spots open in the retreat, but they are going fast. Sign up with an application here to join the retreat.