2015 Alternative Prom

This year’s Alternative Prom is on Friday, May 29th from 7-11pm at The Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium @ The College of Saint Rose (420 Western Avenue, Albany). We’re expecting 400+ youth, 100 adult chaperones, a number of different organizations from throughout the Capital Region tabling, plus free rapid HIV testing throughout the evening. We thought last year was big, but we’re hoping that this year is the biggest yet! Hopefully you can help us get there just like last year, we are hoping to have student groups throughout the Capital Region, help make APROM a success. Not to mention, it’s our 18th anniversary of the Alternative Prom, so we want to make it great!

APROM 2015 Flyer

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Union College Interfaith Youth Core’s northeast regional conference

Hello Friends,


Have you ever felt unsure about how to address religious issues?

Have you ever been stereotyped for your social, ethnic or political views?

Do you wish for a more accepting community?

Then come to: “Interfaith and Social Justice: Activism through our own Worldviews”.

Events at Chapel Hill, Ferguson, and across the world have demanded that youth begin to organize and stand against injustice. At this conference, you will be involved in workshops that teach you how to start local/international organizations, create public demonstrations in your communities, and deal with conflicts between human rights and cultural relativism. Discussions will also revolve around gaining greater insight into ourselves and using self awareness to positively impact others.

So, mark your calendars: Friday, April 17th – Sunday, April 19th. We’ll kick things off on Friday at 5pm and finish up on Sunday at noon.

The following world-renowned speakers will also lead several workshops:

Chris Stedman – Exec Director of the Yale Humanist Community, author of Faitheist

Mustafah Abdullah – A central activist in the Ferguson protests

Frank Fredericks – Founder of World Faith, an organization committed to enhancing grassroots development initiatives around the world

And the best part is that the conference is completely free! All we ask is that you bring $20 dollars for dinner on Saturday. You also have the option to stay in a hotel room with 3 additional roommates for $20 each if you prefer to not sleep in Union College housing. Keep in mind that we will not be providing transportation, but we are happy to help you plan your journey to Schenectady, NY.


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Day of Silence

Today is the day of silence which is the annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ people. You can participate by not speaking today and instead carrying a pad of paper to communicate. This event helps with visibility and is an easy way to get started in activism.

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Dining Out For Life

Hi guys wanted to share with you an opportunity to volunteer in the community.

Good afternoon,
My name is Lindsey Badanjak and I’m the Special Events Coordinator at the Alliance for Positive Health, formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. I wanted to reach out to you today because I’m looking for volunteers for our upcoming event, Dining Out For Life, on Thursday, April 23rd, and thought that your members might like to get involved.

Dining Out For Life is our largest and most far-reaching special event that takes place in restaurants across the Capital Region. Restaurants get on board by committing a percentage of their sales to us on that day, and we in turn help to promote the restaurant and make it as busy as possible. To do that, we recruit Volunteer Ambassadors who are matched to a restaurant and then help to make the restaurant as busy as possible by inviting their friends, family, roommates, etc. out to their restaurant that day. Then—on Dining Out For Life day—Ambassadors greet and thank diners, and encourage them to fill out an entry form for our raffle and/or to make an additional donation. It’s that simple! Plus, it’s a very fun and rewarding event that supports people affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses in our local community.

We will have 60+ restaurants on board (including some in Troy!) for this year, so I’ll be in need of many friendly and outgoing faces! Is there any chance your members might like to be involved? Ambassadors can be individuals, but are also invited to team up together and be placed at a restaurant together as a duo or small group. Oh, and there will be weekly contests and prizes throughout the campaign. (We will also provide a short training session to help you learn the ropes!)

Please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to sign up to help. I’d absolutely love to work with you to bring some more excitement to the Troy community!

Thank you! I look forward to connecting with you soon.

The email to contact about this is lbadanjak@alliancefph.org

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Fall Charity Drag Show 2011

Time: Friday, November 18 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location: West Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Directions

Hosted by the infamous Penny Larceny, with special co-host Trixie Starr!

Featuring professional and student drag performers, including:

  • Malissa Capri
  • ReRe Fierce
  • Eva Destruction
  • Anistasia Lovless
  • Isis Vermouth
  • Tess Tickler
  • Dame Destruction
  • Ms. Candy Pants
  • Rod Harding
  • and more…

All proceeds will benefit the youth programs at the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

$5 in advance

$10 at the door

Tickets will be sold on campus for two weeks prior to the show. Student groups may reserve tickets at the advance rate by emailing drag-tix@union.rpi.edu.

There are no age restrictions for attending the show, but parents might want to use discretion with younger children as there may be some mature language and themes.

RSVP on facebook.

Drag Color Poster

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