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January 28, 2002

Commission members asked for memorabilia

By Eric Rangus


At the commission's latest meeting, held Jan. 22, chair Mark Jordan asked LGBT members to assemble lists of courses, names of people and other types of memorabilia to help with several outreach activities.

For instance, Special Collections is in the preliminary stages of a project to house, catalogue and make accessible rare materials in LGBT history and literature. Jordan said the idea is for Emory to increase its holdings in LGBT studies to better support the research already being done by its students, faculty and staff.

Jordan also said the Office of LGBT Life is working on a project with Emory students who are gathering oral history about Atlanta’s early African American HIV/AIDS leaders.

Jordan said he would be contacting members by e-mail, and they should pass along information to him. Jordan will forward the information to the interested parties.

In other commission news, essay prize committee chair Susan Browne said her committee is in the process of lining up judges for the essay contest.

Membership and outreach committee co-chair Debbie Isenberg said her committee hopes to design a draft of the commission’s information brochure by the next meeting. The current version is too text heavy and must be pared down. One of the brochure’s primary goals is to articulate the commission’s purpose. David McClurkin, Isenberg’s co-chair, said the commission’s purpose will be self-generating; as the commission becomes more visible, he said, it will be able to attach itself to more issues and more easily assist members of Emory’s LGBT community.

Pride banquet chair Catherine Shiel passed out menus from the Miller-Ward Alumni House, site of this year’s event, and asked members to choose dishes that appealed to them. Those would be considered for the final menu.

The price for admission to the event ($5 for students and $10 for faculty/ staff) was finalized, as well.

The next LGBT meeting will be held March 5 at 5:30 p.m. on the Oxford campus.

If you have a question or comment for LGBT, send e-mail to Mark Jordan at




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