The 11th annual Emory Pride Banquet will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Cox Hall Ballroom.
The featured speaker will be Kecia Cunningham, a commissioner for
the city of Decatur. Cunningham is the first openly gay, black elected
official in Georgia. Live music will be provided by Jazznomad.
Tickets will be available at the door. They are $5 for students
and $10 for faculty, staff and visitors. The banquet is presented
by the President’s Commission on LGBT Concerns, and the particulars
were a centerpiece of its Feb. 18 meeting in 400 Administration.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., a buffet dinner will follow at 7,
Cunningham will speak at 7:30, and, the presentation of the LGBT
essay awards by President Bill Chace and other programming will
In other business, the commission moved to work toward producing
a joint statement from the three president’s commissions supporting
the Carter Center’s resolution asking the administration to
suspend Emory’s pre-employment drug testing policy.
That statement, pending approval by the President’s Commission
on the Status of Women and the President’s Commission on the
Status of Minorities, would be presented at the next University
Senate meeting, Feb. 25.
The commission voted to change its bylaws, mandating at least one
commission member from Oxford College. The change included a stipulation
to compensate that member for travel if deemed necessary.
Membership and outreach chair Catherine Shiel distributed membership
nomination forms. Completed forms are due to Shiel by March 21.
Her campus mail address is IA Research, 1762 Clifton Road.
Commission members voted to help fund and cosponsor the LGBT film
festival later this semester, as well as the “Diversity as
Value Added” symposium, March 3–5.
The next LGBT meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. in
you have question or comment for LGBT, send e-mail to chair Kathy
McKee at email@example.com.