Upcoming Events

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Second Wednesday of Every Month


Clothing Drive

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GITA Signature Events

Bridge Speaker

GITA’s annual Bridge Speaker event serves as a bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. Through an archival project facilitated by several MSU students and led by GITA Director/GWS Chair Dr. Anahi Russo, we learned a lot about the long-standing history of Bridge on our campus, including its official 30th birthday last year! In honor of this milestone, we have decided to expand Bridge into a two-week celebration honoring the lasting impact this program has had on the MSU Denver community in years past. Given the unique challenges facing our nation, and our students, this series is also giving us the opportunity to re-imagine what Bridge can look and feel like moving forward. We hope you will consider joining us for any components of Bridge 2023, happening February 20th-March 1st, 2023. 

Week One

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February 20th 12:30-1:30

Book Talk: African(a) Queer Presence: Ethics and Politics of Negotiation, GWS Gender & Global Politics, location: Tivoli 320A

  • Guest Speaker: SN Nyeck, CU Boulder Department of Africana Studies
    • Nyeck is a multidisciplinary Associate Professor in Africana/Gender Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at CU Boulder. She has written on interdisciplinary topics such as queerness and politics, public policy, gender equity, ethics and religion, public procurement reform, economic inclusion, and human rights.
    • Lunch will be provided to all attendees
    • RSVP Here

Feb 21st 2-3pm

Kink in Color and Femme: Divine Liberation, GWS Women of Color, Location: King Center Room 212 (48 person capacity)

  • Guest Speaker: Shanae Adams, MSU Denver/Honestly Nae/Therapists of Color Collaborative
    • Honestly Nae is a sought-out voice for sexuality topics related to identity, pleasure, intersection, kink/fetish, sex work, trauma, and Queer, Trans*, Indigenous, Black, People of Color issues and has conducted over 2000 hours of education, presented at over 60 professional conferences, been featured on numerous blogs, podcasts, and educational outlets, and more.
      • Lunch will be provided to all attendees
    • RSVP Here
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Photo of Patrisse Cullors and event host Lexie Allen

Feb 24th

Launch of GITA Hold of Yourself Podcast: The Black Experience – a discussion about what it means and what it meant to be femme, feminine, and black growing up and adjusting into modern society.

  • Hosts: Lexie Allen (GITA Team Member), Klorinda Marshall (GITA Team Member), Dr. Judith Strathearn (GWS/AAS Faculty)

Week Two

February 27th 11am

The Acceptable, The Bad Mother, The Prostitute, and The Ghetto Bitch: Racial Stereotype Embodiment Theory, GWS Beauty Cultures, Location: Plaza Building 260 (50 person capacity)

  • Guest Speaker: Natalia Walton, CU Denver
    • Natalia is a current graduate student at CU Denver, published author, poet, event coordinator and trainer of inclusion and diversity for Covered Colorado.
    • Lunch will be provided to all attendees
    • RSVP Here

March 1st 1-4pm

30 Years of Bridge Opening Reception at GITA

  • Historical exhibit featuring 30 years of The Annual Bridge Speaker at MSU Denver. This opening reception will feature a gallery walk, food, music, mocktails, community, etc.
    • Exhibit will run the entire month of March and will close on
  • RSVP Here

Past Bridge Speakers

Feminist F*cking Films

Triple F Films is our seasonal film screening event that takes place in the Fall semester. Films are picked by students and staff and are themed alongside awareness & heritage months such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Latinx Heritage Month! If you have a film to request, email us at [email protected]. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on when the next Triple F Screening Event happens!

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Triple F Films Screening!

Triple F Films Presents: Jennifer’s Body (2021)

Join us to celebrate the end of another semester! We will watch and discuss this iconic 2000’s film, Jennifer‘s Body, using a queer-feminist and trauma informed lens.

This is a hybrid event and will be held both in person and virtually! Participants attending in person can join us from 3-5pm for the film. Virtual watchers will have the opportunity to watch from home at any time. We will then all meet in a hybrid meeting to discuss and unpack form 5-6pm. Popcorn and beverages available for both in person and virtual watchers!

Past Events

Look through events that GITA has hosted or sponsored in the past and watch recordings of past virtual events!

Missed one of our awesome events? No worries! If it’s recorded, it will be in our Media Center.