Identity> Out@Anderson (O@A)> LGBTQ Awareness Week
February 10 - 14, 2019


Sunday, February 10
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. | 8288 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Drag Brunch at Hamburger Mary’s West Hollywood
8288 Santa Monica Boulevard
End your weekend on a high note and get into the Awareness Week spirit with a drag brunch you won’t soon forget!

Monday, February 11
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | C-301
Panel: LGBTQ+ in TV and Film: From On-Screen Representation to Offscreen Impact
Our panel of creative and business leaders in the film and television industries will discuss how public attitudes toward LGBTQ+ storylines and characters have shifted in recent years and how studios are driving those changes.

Lauren Bradley, Writer and Actor, DreamWorks Animation Television
Frank Garcia, Manager of Music, DreamWorks Television
Shane Gustafson, Development Coordinator, Fox21 Television Studios
Olivia Morris, Director of Development, Original Scripted Programming, Turner Broadcasting System
Renee Reiff, Creative Executive, DC Entertainment

Tuesday, February 12
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | D-310
Panel: 21st Century Families: LGBTQ+ and Allied Parenting
In this panel, we will hear perspectives on queer couples raising children, as well as raising children outside of the gender binary.


Evening FEMBA Fireside Chat: Ask Me Anything
Our signature Q&A event features FEMBAs this time. Come with your questions and enjoy this opportunity to learn more about your classmates.

Wednesday, February 13
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | D-310
Workshop: Connect, Accept , Respond, Empower (CARE): How to Support LGBTQ Youth
Presented by The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project’s CARE Training is an interactive and intensive training that provides adults with an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth, as well as the environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened suicide risk.

Evening Hangout
9:00 p.m.
Sundowners at The Abbey, West Hollywood
692 North Robertson Boulevard
Join us for the sundowners of the year at The Abbey in West Hollywood! See the Anderson community in a new light as we unwind at our weekly Wednesday night gathering, this time at one of L.A.’s most popular gay bars. No need to register. Just show up!

Thursday, February 14
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | D-310
Fireside Chat: Ask Me Anything
Our capstone lunchtime event is your chance to ask about those topics that have always been on your mind regarding the LGBTQ+ community, identity and experience in a judgement-free zone. Think of it as your "get out of jail free" card. Our panel will draw on their own ideas and experiences to address your questions.

Awareness Week Anderson Afternoons
4:45 – 6:30 p.m. | North Plaza
Head to Anderson’s backyard for a drink and bite to eat at the final event of Awareness Week, Anderson Afternoons. One of our most beloved traditions, this weekly happening will be livened up with celebrations of the week’s events and a sea of rainbows for a queer Valentine’s Day.
No need to register. Just show up!

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