2014 Lavender Graduation Ceremony set for Friday, May 2nd!
The Queer Resource Center's Lavender Graduation
This annual celebration recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally graduating seniors and graduate students. Regardless of your involvement with the QRC during your time at the Claremont Colleges, students are invited to join the QRC for the LGBTQQIAA Graduation Celebration.
This year The QRC will be holding the Lavender Graduation ceremony at the Little Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College on Friday, May 2, 2014. Check back for more information about how to participate in the spring semester.
Lavender Graduation 2013
The QRC is proud to announce that this was the first year we honored graduates from all 7Cs! In 2013 Lav Grad made its way over to Harvey Mudd College to hold a beautiful ceremony at Galileo McAlister Hall on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM. Read the speech given by Keynote Speaker Greg Rae, HMC Alumni and Trustee! [pdf]
Lavender Graduation 2012
The 2012 Lavender Graduation was a great success! With an unprecedented number of students, we celebrated at Claremont McKenna College's The Athenaeum on Friday April 27, 2012. The Keynote Speaker was Alison M. De La Cruz. Alison is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, arts educator and cultural organizer. De La Cruz’s original performance work has been presented at venues across the country including the Kirk Douglas Theatre, the Northwest Asian American Theatre and the Asian Arts Initiative. Her solo works include LA MALONG MALONG (2011), NATURALLY GRACEFUL (2005) and SUNGKA (1999).
Thank you to Alison and all of our participants.
Lavender Graduation 2011
The 2011 Lavender Graduation was held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Scripps’s Balch Auditorium. Read Keynote Speaker Jehan Agrama's Speech! [pdf]