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Upcoming Events

Spring 2007


May 12, 2007
2 - 4 PM
Like our bowling event, this student/staff/faculty event will be filled with lots of almost-athletic fun!

Joya in Concert!

May 16th, 2007
7 - 9 PM
Kresge Little Theater
Free concert, reception to follow. JiC will represent Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B with a fierce live band, original music, MIT dancers, poets, and musicians, guest band Gutter Music Project, and you.

Previous Events

Spring 2007

Sushi and Safer Sex

Tuesday April 10th
We will have tons of sushi (including veg) and a guest speaker to discuss ways to have safe, fun sex!

IAP 2007

Movie Marathon

January 16 - 19
A ton of women-focused movies!

Fall 2006

Bowling with Queer Female Faculty Members

December 9, 2006: Meeting in 50-005 at noon
Informal evening of bowling at Jillians for queer and queer-friends students, staff, and faculty. Bowling and Food provided.

Apple Picking

October 8, 2006
Apple picking with LBT and Allied MIT students, staff, and faculty.

Women's Week Discussion: Please Check One

October 26, 2006
Join us for a discussion on multiculturalism and queerness as women at MIT. What does it mean to be a queer minority? How do we inhabit different identities, and how do we reconcile them with each other? Share your story, listen to others, gain new perspectives.

Fierce Forever 6

October 29th, 7 PM
MIT's own student-run drag show! Hosted by Margaret Cho!

Trip to the Statehouse

Novembwer 7th, 2006
Come with QWiLLTS to the state house, where we will be protesting a public vote on an amendment to end same-sex marriage rights in Massachusetts. Lunch provided.

Spring 2006

Bowling with Queer Female Faculty Members

February 28th, 2006
Free bowling and food at Jillians!

Fall 2005

"CONCERT+SLAM POETRY: Smashing the Ceiling: a performance by Magdalen Hsu-Li

To benefit the Network /La Red for Battered Lesbians, Bi Women, and Trans Folks
Local slam poet, Raquel Evita Siedel

WORKSHOP: True Diversity Exploring Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Programming

Pedicures and Sushi

Holiday Shopping: A Sex Toy Shopping Field Trip

Spring 2005

"'Lesbians in the Media' a screening of "Sex and the City"

Hosted by Laura Stuart, of MIT medical

Semi-annual Sushi Study Break

*Free Massages*
Friday, May 13th
6:30 pm
Rainbow Lounge

Chicks Make Flicks Film Screening and Discussion:
Stephanie Higgins, "The Gay Marriage Thing"

Tuesday, May 10th. 7:00pm
MIT Building 32, Room 134
Co-Sponsored by the MIT Program in Women's Studies, Women in Film and Video/New England, McCormick Hall (MIT), Women's Independent Living Group (MIT), Comparative Media Studies (MIT), LBGT@MIT, and QWILLTS (Queer Women Looking for Life at Tech School)
Information: MIT Women's Studies 617.253.8844 or
Screenings are free and open to the public.

Lesbians in the Media Workshop

Led by MIT Sex-Educator Laura Stuart
*Dinner Provided*
Friday, April 15th
7:00 pm
Rainbow Lounge

Joya in Concert

Thursday, February 24. 7pm
MIT Kresge Little Theater

Classy, funky, earthy, shy, soulful. All of these qualities are embodied in Joya's songs and in her voice. Joya's smooth, soulful pipes will take you on emotional ride through the music of Bjork, Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper as well as jazz standards and joya originals. Joya can be heard on indie label YellowRose Music Worldwide's compilation album "Women Get YaSelf Up." She also performs as a gospel and classical soloist for the Cathedral of Saint Paul in downtown Boston.
Join QWiLLTS members for a pre-show snack and social beginning at 6:00 in the Rainbow Lounge.
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to Follow
Sponsored by LBGT@MIT, MIT's BGALA, QWiLLTS, ABD, and CAC

Pre-Vagina Monologues Dinner

Friday, February 18th
7:00 pm
Rainbow Lounge

Registration Day Tea and Cookies

Monday, January 31st
3:00 pm
Rainbow Lounge, Walker Memorial

Come eat, drink, and mingle before the p-set onslaught!

Queer Beauty Night

Tuesday, January 25th
5:00-7:00 p.m
Rainbow Lounge, Room 50-306

From functional to fabulous, from skin care to glitter, and for people of all genders, gather for a fantastic evening of learning and tip-swapping on the topic of looking and feeling better. Whether you want a little bit of powder and lipstick for everyday work, or to face a sparkling diva when you look in the mirror, come join us.

*Supplies*, *refreshments*, and a little bit of guidance and encouragement from our *guest experts* will be provided. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by BGALA, QWiLLTS, Rainbow Coffeehouse, and the UA.

Fall 2004

Semi-Annual Sushi Study Break

When: Week Before Finals, TBA
Where: Rainbow Lounge
Sushi...hmmm...girls...hmmm... you know you wanna come...

Negotiating Polyamory:

Film Screening of Mango Kiss followed by Discussion Led by MIT Sex-Educator Laura Stuart
Friday, November 19th
7 pm, Rainbow Lounge

"Queer Forgetting"

A Talk by Judith Halberstam
Thursday, October 28th

The well known gender theorist and author of "The Transgender Moment: Gender Flexibility and the Postmodern Condition" (forthcoming),

Dinner and Book-Signing: Let Our Voices Be Heard!

Christian Lesbians in Europe Telling Their Stories
October 21st, 2004
6-6:30: Dinner
6:30-7: Book Presentation and Discussion
7-7:30: Book Signing
MIT Tang Center, Room E51-376
Sponsored by ULC and QWiLLTS
More Information At:

Current Events Discussion and Dinner

New Date! Tuesday, October 5th
7:30 pm: Informal Gathering
8:00 pm: Dinner
Rainbow Lounge, 3rd Floor, Walker Memorial
Current events awareness not required. Come learn something, share your knowledge, or both! Plus, FREE DINNER!

Contemporary Queer Politics and Culture: A Casual Discussion with Feminist Female Hip-Hop Artist Hanifah Walidah

Tuesday, September 28th
Rainbow Lounge, Walker Memorial, 3rd floor riverside
Open to All!!!
Reception to follow Hanifah's performance and talk Come to ask questions, voice your opinions, or just hang out.

Registration Day Tea and Cookies

Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 3 pm
Rainbow Lounge, 3rd Floor, Walker Memorial
Come eat, drink, and mingle before the p-set onslaught! Help create a kick-ass QWiLLTS banner to raise visibility on-campus! FREE FOOD! FREE DRINKS!