Texas Tech University

Now What? (Oct. 23-29)

Bri Lopez

October 20, 2022

A dash of rainbow sprinkles.

Bri Lopez
Bri Lopez

Below are a few of the events happening next week! 

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  • Pride Week Kickoff
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (Oct. 24)
    • North Plaza, Student Union Building (SUB) 
    • Free

In case you forgot, it's PRIDE WEEK.

Whether you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community or just want to show your support through allyship, this event is for you! 

Grab a free T-shirt and join the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement as we kick off Pride Week.

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A Dash of Rainbow Sprinkles

Decorating cookies isn't just for Christmas! 

This event for Pride Week provides attendees with LGBTQIA+ education in Kahoot form (arguably the most educating) all while decorating your own pride cookie! 

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Coming Out Stories

Coming out is a process that can be both scary and liberating at the same time. 

This year's “Coming Out Stories” program invites all LGBTQIA+ and allied members of the community to share their coming out experiences and give/receive coming out tips and advice. 

Whether you want to share your story or just take in the moment and offer support, this space is here for you!

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Tech or Treat

From fire hazards to drunk drivers to contaminated candy, the streets on Halloween can be a dangerous place for children. 

That is why the Student Activities Board thought of the brilliant idea to create “Tech-or-Treat,” a safe and fun trick-or-treat alternative! 

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  • Tie Dye-Versity
    • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 25)
    • Red Raider Plaza
    • Free

Want to create your very own tie dye T-shirt?

Join Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) and the Office of LBGTQIA Education & Engagement in a tie-dyeing experience you won't forget! 

Learn about identity expression and explore the different flags representing diversity in this Pride Week event. 

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Food Truck

Hungry? Looking for something different?

Check out some new options parked (literally) around Memorial Circle! A percentage of proceeds is donated by the vendors to send new students to Red Raider Camp who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend. 

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The 2022 “Boots, Bows & Rainbow Ties” Gala 

Join Antonio Duran explain who he is, as he explains what it means to advocate for queer and trans communities in higher education!

Duran will stress the importance of attending to queer and trans individuals with multiple minoritized identities.

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Nope movie poster
  • Late Night Movie: “Nope”
    • 10-11:59 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Oct. 27 & 28)
    • Escondido Theatre in the basement of the SUB
    • Free with Texas Tech Student ID

The film “Nope” follows the story of two siblings who run a horse ranch in California. While performing their usual tasks, they discover something wonderful yet sinister in the sky. 

In this movie described by some as a “true modern classic,” director Jordan Peele presents a unique and thought-provoking cinematic experience, so it's no surprise that the film collected over $100 million in the domestic box office. 

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Ah, Raidergate. The ultimate preparation for a football game.

I'm not sure if you heard but we currently hold a place in the Big 12 Conference (WHOOP WHOOP). In the final stretch of the regular season, it is our moral DUTY as students to support our team in every way, shape and form. 

With that said, this tailgating tradition has never been more important than it is today…

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This event will highlight feminist research and debates challenging Western culture's definition of gender as a binary concept. 

Through multiple presentations, the colloquium will reach further into the understanding of biology, gender expression and gender identity as intersected in a multidimensional array of possibilities. 

Registration is required for both the in-person colloquium and online version. 

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Kelly Belter

As an illustrator, Kelly Belter has worked for a mix of clients, including The Believer (McSweeney's), Stripe and Taproot Magazine. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Print Austin Award and just a year later, her work was featured in the Society of Illustrators' annual book and exhibition.  

This exhibition showcases a selection of Belter's most prominent screen prints. The title, “Take Time” refers to the very slow yet time sensitive process of illustration to silkscreen work. 

Featuring an array of muted colors, this exhibition will leave you with a feeling of relaxation and peace. 

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Click here for a comprehensive list of next week's events (Oct. 23-29) and click here for more information on our annual Pride Week celebration!