Posted by Dwight Bachman on January 28, 2010 11:56 AM
Written by Kate Harner
Willimantic, CT - EasternConnecticutStateUniversity will have a grand opening for the Pride Room, a new resource room for Eastern's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place from to on Feb. 18 on the first floor of the StudentCenter outside of the Pride Room. The public is invited. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Michelle Delaney, student activities and StudentCenter director; Kenneth Bedini, interim vice president for student affairs; and the student-run group Allies have worked with Eastern faculty, staff and students to create the Pride Room. Committees have created a mission statement and advisory board for the room as a first step toward developing a center for Eastern's LGBT community.