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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 5, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 29
DSAGA Presents 'Awareness Days 2004: People Politics' Program

Awareness Days 2004: People Politics, the 12th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days Program on the Homewood campus, opened on Thursday night with a presentation by nationally syndicated columnist Dan Savage. The series of events, organized by the Johns Hopkins University Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance, continues through Thursday, April 20.

DSAGA, an undergraduate group, is hoping to inspire greater awareness and diversity in Baltimore by bringing to campus a diverse mix of activists, writers and entertainers at the forefront of the queer community. In addition to Savage, feminist writer Inga Muscio and humorist Dave Singleton will be speaking.

A schedule of events follows. For additional event information, call 410-516-4088 or go to


Awareness Days 2004 Events

Wednesday, April 7, 7 p.m.
AMR Multipurpose Room

Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, will address civil rights issues concerning the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.

Thursday, April 8, 8 p.m.
McCoy Multipurpose Room

Local author and humorist Dave Singleton will discuss his work and issues concerning the GLBT community.

Friday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 11, 8 p.m.

Arellano Theater, Levering Union DSAGA member Matthew Viator, a student at the Peabody Institute, will present Descent Into Acceptance, his play about the difficulties of coming out in the Midwest.

Monday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Great Hall, Levering Union

Author Inga Muscio will discuss her work and current women's issues.

Tuesday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Great Hall, Levering Union

Educator Louis Moreno will discuss issues regarding homosexuality in the Caribbean. This talk is co-sponsored by the Caribbean Culture Society and Organizacion Latina Estudiantil.

Thursday, April 15, 8 p.m.
101 Remsen

DSAGA presents Secretary, a movie about the sadomasochistic relationship between a lawyer and his secretary, followed by a discussion.

Friday, April 16, 9 p.m. to midnight
Great Hall, Levering Union

The Drag Show and Dance, a DSAGA tradition, offers live performers and a DJ. Drag attire is recommended but not required.

Sunday, April 18, 8 p.m.
Shaffer Hall Auditorium

DSAGA, in collaboration with South Asian Students at Hopkins, will present Fire, a film about homosexuality in India.

Monday, April 19, 8 p.m.
McCoy Multipurpose Room

David Rocah, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, will lead a workshop on civil rights issues and recent GLBT-related legislation.

Tuesday, April 20, all-day event
Upper Quad, outside the MSE Library

The annual Hate Crimes Vigil will feature luminarias with many victims' names written on the bags, which will be in place throughout the day and illuminated at nightfall.


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