Friday, September 13, 2019

Grand Opening Set for Womxn’s, LGBTQ+ Center


Resource Center Coordinator Peter Moosman

Everyone is invited to the grand opening of the new Gender & Sexuality Student Resource Center (GSSRC) at Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus on Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m. in the Student Forum and in Room 1-140, which is where the center will be located. There will be speakers, entertainment and refreshments.

This new resource, part of the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, will host trainings and events to educate and bring awareness of experiences of “womxn,” a word that includes transgender women and women of color, and the LGBTQ+ community to the public. Under the direction of its coordinator, Peter Moosman, the center will provide gender- and sexuality-based programming, retention efforts, a safe space for students to gather and other resources.

“I think back to when I was a student in the closet and how a space like this on campus could have helped me as I was struggling with my identity, my faith and how I fit into the community,” says Moosman. “Knowing a space like this exists for students helps them find ownership, representation, likeness and value in a community space that often makes them feel invisible, unwanted and alone. My goal is that students will know that they are at an institution that values them and all of their beautiful identities enough to fight for their success by providing them resources, programming and a space to be them; lightening their load by providing education for the broader college community so they don’t need to do all the educating; and advocating for/with them on an institutional level to ensure they feel like an essential part of this college.”

For more information, call 801-957-3143.