Initiatives & Programming
The Sager Fund
The Sager Fund was established in 1988 by alumnus Richard Sager '73. In creating the Sager Fund it also established the Sager Symposium, which over a period of 20 years explored current topics for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Past symposia explored a wide range of topics including but not limited to "sexual politics in the bedroom, the boardroom and classroom; queer media; coalition building across queer differences; queer people of color; and the intersection of race, religion, and gender."
When developing the programs for the Pride events this semester, the IC and the Pride committee were intentional in creating programming that represents the multiple and intersecting identities within the LGBTQ+ community. Through a variety of panels and presentations representing multiple identities within the community, we intend to create a space for open dialogue for those within the LGBTQ+ and allies. By bringing speakers and current LGBTQ+ activists and advocates to campus, we aim to produce discussions relevant to today’s struggles within this country for the LGBTQ+ community. The overall intentions of our programming are to ensure students feel safer and affirmed within their identities, are able to explore those identities, and gain a better understanding of the history and identities within our community.