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Pride Films

Pride films available on Swank

June is Pride Month; celebrate with STC Library

A list of films for Pride Month: Woman on Fire, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Deep in Vogue, Moon Manor, and Wig.Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with some great films from Swank available to watch with your South Texas College account.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Three transgender performers well known for their lavish costumes and lip-synching in Sydney travel across the Australian Outback in their ramshackle bus, “Priscilla,” on their way to a gig at a casino.

Angels in America – New York City, 1985. A gay couple’s relationship is rocked by the revelation that one has AIDS; a young man named Joe Pitts is offered a job by conservative icon Roy Cohn–who also learns he has AIDS.

Before Night Falls – Javier Bardem stars as Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, whose political views and homosexuality landed him in jail under Castro’s repressive regime.

But I’m a Cheerleader – When her parents suspect that she’s a lesbian, a high-school student (Natasha Lyonne) is sent to a sexual-rehabilitation camp.

Deep in Vogue – Deep in Vogue celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York this documentary asks why we need Vogue in Manchester now more than ever.

Do I Sound Gay? – A look at the stereotype of the “gay voice” examines its connotations in modern society.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Cameron, a high-school track athlete, is forced to attend a Christian gay conversion therapy center after her legal guardian discovers she is a lesbian. But Cameron finds camaraderie and solidarity with the other gay teens there and learns how to survive in an intolerant world.

Moon Manor – With advancing Alzheimer’s and a determination to do things his way, Jimmy’s decided to throw himself a fabulous FUNeral before his intentional death, showing his estranged brother, salt-of-the earth caretaker, sharp-witted death doula, a novice obituary writer, a cosmic being, and the guests at his FUNeral — that sometimes the art of living just may be the art of dying.

Moonlight – The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Stonewall – A gay runaway in the 1960s finds a sympathetic community at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. In time, harassment from the police galvanizes his political conscience.

Suited – A look at a tailoring company in Brooklyn that provides custom attire for LGBTQ clients features profiles of the owners and the diverse community they serve.

Tell It To The Bees – A female doctor pursues a romantic relationship with the mother of her young patient in 1950s Britain. The latter is evicted from her rural home; they all risk social ostracization when the doctor allows the two of them to live with her and her bee colonies.

Wig: A New York Drag Story – This feature documentary offers a vibrant cultural history of drag and the annual outdoor festival that came to epitomize it: Wigstock. Drawing on unfiltered access to some of New York’s most famed drag artists – tenured veterans and talented newcomers alike – Wig follows legendary drag queen Lady Bunny as she aims to resurrect Wigstock for a new generation.

Woman on Fire – Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A character-driven documentary, the film follows Brooke as she sets out to challenge perceptions of what it means to be transgender in America today.

 

June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month; celebrate with STC Library

In the United States, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Many events are held during June to recognize the impact LGBTQIA+ people have made on society.

Transgender 101 with Antonia Harter

Antonia HarterAntonia Harter presented Transgender 101 in the auditorium at Mid-Valley Campus on Tuesday, March 22nd at 10AM. Through a partnership with faculty member Jenny Chamberlain, STC Library was able to record the presentation for posterity. Antonia Harter has presented Transgender 101 for students, faculty, and the community at STC for over ten years. She has decided to retire the presentation this year, and so we were privileged to archive this influential and historic lecture.

We are excited to share the full presentation and Q&A session, now available on our YouTube page.

View the recording here: https://youtu.be/j5o8cgj71KA

Pride Resources

STC’s LGBTQIA+ Student Rights and Responsibilities – Resources for students. South Texas College is committed to providing support services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and + gender identities in our community. We believe that a campus environment that celebrates differences in sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity is beneficial to the entire community.

Resources and Support for LGBTQIA+ College Students – This resource is intended to be a welcoming guide for supporters to build bridges of understanding when someone they know comes out to them as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

Stonewall Forever – An online monument that explores LGBTQIA+ life before and after Stonewall.

Pride Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel – STC’s 2021 Pride celebration featured a talk with local author Jo Reyes-Boitel about her work, being a queer woman, and how she established her voice as a writer. Includes readings from Michael + Josephine and mouth.

LGBTQIA+ Studies Resource Guide – A guide with resources from the Library of Congress. These collections tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQIA+ life in America and around the world.

The Advocate – Established in 1967, the oldest continuing LGBTQIA+ publication in the United States. The website contains approximately thirty percent of the print issue online, updated daily.

Digital Transgender Archive – The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

In the Valley

RGV Pride “Mexi-Dogs” Fundraiser – June 4th at 11AM at VAC South Texas. Organized by RGV Pride.

Pride Month Movie Night – June 6th at 6PM at The Broken Sprocket. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project and Planned Parenthood South Texas.

Rainbow Power Pride Night – June 9th at 6PM at the Landmark on Tower. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project.

Pulse Vigil: RGV Memorial in Solidarity – June 12th at 6:30PM at Mount Calvary Christian Church. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project.

RGV Pride Festival – June 25th from 12PM – 3AM in South Padre Island.

Living Beyond Borders

Living Beyond Borders with Margarita Longoria

Living Beyond Borders

STC Library is thrilled to host local librarian and author Margarita Longoria for National Library Week! Join us for a discussion of libraries, books, publishing, and Margarita’s recent anthology Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America

Margarita Longoria Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today’s young readers. A powerful exploration of what it means to be Mexican American.” – Penguin Random House

Join us on Zoom Webinar on April 7th at 6PM. To register, visit the link below.

Event Title: “Living Beyond Borders with Margarita Longoria”

Speaker: Margarita Longoria

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZUo6oubMQwa-Kk6iSi4rIA

Project Management

Project Management with William Roper

Project Managment

IT project management involves planning, scheduling, execution, monitoring and reporting of IT projects. Learn from STC alumnus William Roper about this important part of the IT field.

Event Title: “Project Management”

Speaker: William Roper

Date: Thursday, March 24th 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R1vnC3mmT0uQKCunevwIWA

Love, Drugs, and Politics

Love, Drugs, and Politics in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Love Drugs and PoliticsSTC Library is thrilled to present Professor Emerita of Kenyon College, Pamela K. Jensen on this year’s Will’n in Weslaco featured play, Romeo and Juliet. Join us on April 5th at 6PM on Zoom Webinar or in-person at Mid-Valley Campus G288 for this conversation about Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy.

 Pam K. JensenEvent Title: “Love, Drugs, and Politics in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”

Speaker: Pamela K. Jensen

Date: Tuesday, April 5th 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__6e6z8WtRb6QwGjcDaTCAA

 

Grit with Donna Clark-Love

Grit with Donna Clark Love

GritGrit is what happens when you pair passion with the tenacity to overcome obstacles. Join STC Library and Donna Clark-Love to learn how to cultivate grit and achieve your goals in tough times. Join us on February 16th at 6PM on Zoom Webinar to learn more about how you can cultivate grit in your life.

Donna Clark LoveDonna Clark-Love is an internationally recognized expert and trainer in the areas of Bully Prevention.  Donna has been featured on the NBC Today Show and the NBC Evening News to highlight successful prevention/intervention programs and also has been interviewed and featured in Forbes Magazine.

Donna captivates her audiences by integrating brain-based strategies in her training programs to create spirited, productive and participatory sessions.  Her Accelerated Learning Training is being utilized by school districts who desire to improve academic performance and raise student test scores.

For more information on Donna and her presentations, check out bullyingexpert.com!

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9UO0ie1aR5GrJH2qXgYBKw

Craig Migliaccio

HVAC Guest Speaker Craig Migliaccio

Craig MigliaccioSTC Library is honored to host a guest lecture by HVACR Master License Holder and Licensed Teacher Craig Migliaccio. Craig has taught HVACR to adults and high school students, and will be presenting on November 16th at 6PM for STC students, faculty, and community. The recording of this special Zoom Webinar will not be posted publicly, so please be sure to sign up at the link below to join us!

Craig has over 16 years of experience in the field and is the owner of an HVAC contracting business as well as AC Service Tech LLC, a training company for HVAC professionals and students. Craig will be delivering a presentation and demonstrations that will be valuable both to established HVAC pros and new learners.

Recording not available at speaker request.

Feel Happier! (Recording available)

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

In this interactive presentation, you will learn about Positive Psychology, the Science of Happiness, and how happiness can give you the advantage you seek in your career, personal life and relationships.  Learn and experience practical, science-based strategies that increase productivity, joy, happiness, and physical/mental wellbeing. When we feel better, we do better.

Pam GarramonePam Garramone, M.Ed., is an award-winning speaker who presents positive psychology -the science of happiness- to students, educators, and corporate and community employees.

Through professional training and meaningful personal practices, Pam has found that the smallest changes make the biggest difference. You can truly become happier through the development of a new mindset and simple yet powerful exercises. Pam has shared her insights with thousands of stressed out and over-burdened youth and adults who have learned that feeling happier is simple when you practice happiness habits.

In addition to being an in-demand speaker, Pam is a positive psychology life coach, founder of Thrive Now Boston, and author of Be, Happier. For more information, visit www.pamgarramone.com.

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/9pwo_A4cGOU