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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.

Patrisse Cullors Bridge Speaker 2022

Patrisse Cullors

Now in its 33rd year, GITA’s Annual Bridge Speaker seeks to support and amplify the transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month. We are DELIGHTED to announce that GITA will be hosting Patrisse Cullors, New York Times bestselling author, educator, artist and abolitionist whose Twitter hashtag launched a movement.  

This year’s Bridge Speaker will be held on Thursday February 24th, 2022 at 11:00am in St. Cajetan’s Church. ASL interpreters will be on site and the event will also be livestreamed.

This event is co-sponsored by friends and collaborators across campus including the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Center for Equity and Student Achievement, Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Department of Africana Studies, Department of Chicana/o Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Social Work, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  

Portrait of Patrisse Cullors

Co-founder and former executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Patrisse Cullors has been on the frontlines of abolitionist organizing for 20 years. Today #BlackLivesMatter is the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches, and it is a call to activism nationwide. Now a global foundation supporting Black-led movements in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, the Black Lives Matter Global Network was a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.


The author of the New York Times bestseller When They Call You a Terrorist and the soon-to-be-released 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World: An Abolitionist’s Handbook, Patrisse is an established community leader, social activist and performance artist who raises awareness through a unique blend of activism and politically expressive theater. A queer black woman, she delivers perspective on the adversities inflicted by social injustice, discrimination and the lack of accountability in law enforcement and discusses her commitment to being the voice for those who can’t be heard, educating and inspiring audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

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!

portrait of Meghan Fox from Jennifer's Body movie poster

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.