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Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

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Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. While TDOV is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, we must also bring attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.

“In 2023, over 400 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed so far, with over half specifically targeting trans people, particularly youth. Both 2021 and 2022 saw a massive increase in anti-trans legislation. This anti-trans hypervisibility harms all trans people who are being demonized and scapegoated by politicians and in many media outlets” (GLAAD).

Villanova supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about the University’s commitment and efforts to embrace and expand diversity in our community.

Learn more about TDOV on the Human Rights Campaign website.

We encourage the Villanova community to increase awareness about related topics, needs, and challenges the trans community faces. Explore trans and queer resources available to the Villanova community here. No list of this nature could ever be comprehensive, but we hope these titles will serve as a starting point.

For more transgender literature available at Falvey Library visit the links below or browse the Library’s catalog.

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Art and Identity Painting Event in honor of Villanova’s Inclusion Week

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In honor of Villanova University’s Inclusion Week, the Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA) is inviting students to an Art and Identity Painting Event on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Idea Lab (ground floor of Falvey Memorial Library).

At this event, students will get a chance to create art that reflects their identity, culture, or experience at Villanova. There will be an opportunity for the art to be displayed in Falvey Memorial Library after the event. Art History Professor Jeanne Brody will talk about the role of public art, identity, and representation. Refreshments will be provided!

NO PRIOR ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED! This event is ACS-approved and CASA academic credit-eligible. ​

Please sign up here:

What is Inclusion Week?

This year marks the inaugural Inclusion week at Villanova University. The series, which runs from Sept. 27-Oct. 1, is being sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) in partnership with many groups on campus.

According to its mission statement, “the Inclusion Week Initiative aims to create awareness for identity and advocacy-based organizations, identify resource centers on campus, promote diversity and inclusion education in and out of the classroom, and build a comfortable environment on campus for students of different backgrounds. Our guiding pillars of Diversity, Unity, and Empowerment remind us that inclusion is, and always will be, DUE on our campus. Through the power of education and celebration, Inclusion Week is a time to grow individually and as a community.” Please see their full list of events here.

Be sure to get involved in these events be a part of this important initiative on campus!

Gina's headshotRegina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.




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Last Modified: September 27, 2021

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