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April 14: GIESORC hosts graduation fete, fundraiser

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will hold the annual Lavender Graduation Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the pavilion at Banyans on the Ridge, 1260 Palouse Ridge Dr., Pullman.

The free event will begin with a silent auction and social hour, followed by the program at 7 p.m. Hearty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Jeffrey A. Dodge, associate dean of students at the University of Idaho College of Law, will deliver the keynote address, “Living an Authentic Life: Finding Inspiration, Purpose and Happiness in the Face of Adversity.”

“Area merchants and allies have donated items to our silent auction valuing $2,000,” said Maureen Smith, GIESORC coordinator. “We encourage friendly competitive bidding.” Money raised will support GIESORC student programming.

Graduating students are asked to RSVP at Questions can be directed to Smith at 509-335-0692.


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