Undercurrents: Intersections’ 5 things TU know this week

Trump mocks Ford

The crowd at Donald Trump’s rally this past Tuesday cheered the president on as he mocked the testimonies given by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in which she details the sexual assault she is accusing Kavanaugh of committing. “A man’s life is shattered,” Trump said after insinuating that Ford was not presenting the truth.

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Pride Month

This Pride Month, the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the queer community on campus. The rest of this week’s events include Tulane After Dark Drag Queen Bingo and Gamma Rho Lambda’s Masquerade Pride Prom on Oct. 6. The $5 donation will go to BreakOUT! and the LGBTQ Community Center of New Orleans.

Diversity Convocation

Attend the 2018 Diversity Convocation where Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas and The Root will be speaking about his experiences in the field of journalism. Among many other publications, he has written for The New York Times, CNN and BET. The event will be held on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in Kendall Cram Lecture Hall.

Undoing Racism Workshop

Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) is hosting its annual installment of the Undoing Racism Workshop. It will be held Oct. 5-7. The workshop is being offered by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an organization that is dedicated to creating a society safe for all people. There is a $10 refundable deposit. Sign up to attend the workshop here.

Tremé Fall Festival

New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood is known for being America’s oldest African-American neighborhood. During the neighborhood’s annual Fall Festival, visitors can experience the vibrant architecture of the buildings and the sounds and smells of authentic New Orleans jazz and cuisine. All of these things: music, art, culture and love will be offered to the public.The event is donation-based and will take place Oct. 5-7. More information can be found here.

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