Intersections’ events to look out for

Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

After the first few weeks of the spring semester, it can be hard to find events on Tulane’s campus or in the Greater New Orleans community to attend. Read more to learn about the various events going on to get involved more in social activism in our community, immerse yourself in New Orleans’ culture, or just relax and watch a movie with friends.

LGBTQ+ Health Town Hall

Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Diboll Gallery (Commons Room 300) Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government is holding its first LGBTQ+ Health Town Hall. Special guest Prof. Laura Wernick will be speaking about the importance of community engagement within the LGBTQ+ community in relationship to mental health and wellness.

Temple Grandin: Autism and animal science

Feb. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tulane University Campus Programming is bringing speaker Temple Grandin to campus to speak on autism and animal science. Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is among the most world’s most accomplished adults with autism.

“Sirens of Salvage Mardi Gras Ball” ft. Big Freedia

Feb. 13 offers a unique experience to interact with the New Orleans community during Mardi Gras season with the “Sirens of Salvage Mardi Gras Ball” featuring Big Freedia. Big Freedia is known as the “Queen of Bounce,” as she has greatly contributed to the genre of hip hop called “bounce music” in New Orleans. This event takes place in the Music Box Village on North Rampart Street and costs $16 to attend.

“Queen and Slim” screening

On Feb. 26 and 27, Tulane is offering free screenings of the movie “Queen and Slim” in the Rathskeller Lounge in the basement of the Lavin-Bernick Center from 9 to 11 p.m. “Queen and Slim” tells the story of a couple on their first Tinder date. Getting pulled over for a minor traffic violation, the situation soon escalates, and Slim shoots the officer in self-defense. 

LA Student Activist Reproductive Justice Conference

On March 22, the 2020 Louisiana Student Activist Reproductive Justice Conference is being held on the third floor of the Commons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This conference is completely student-led and highlights student accomplishments and work for reproductive justice in the Louisiana. Tulane students interested in fighting for reproductive justice, rights and health should seriously consider attending this important event. Opportunities to network with reproductive justice organizations will also be available. 

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