Volume 92, Issue 73
Friday, February 5, 1999
Western's newest club
This Tuesday marks the first meeting of Western's Gay and Lesbian Social Club.
"The club will be a strictly social group," said Chris Hughes, gay, lesbian and bisexual commissioner for the University Students' Council.
Meeting publicly every other week at casual locations such as a bar, the group will discuss organizing events and social functions such as film screenings. Hughes said this will be a change since previous gay and lesbian clubs at Western have been politically oriented.
The first meeting will take place in the faculty lounge of University College.
The local committee of the World University Service of Canada will be hosting a symposium this weekend to promote educational development and human rights at Huron College.
The symposium runs Feb. 5 - 7 and is open to the general public. "The WUSC's symposium will be offering interactive workshops on Saturday afternoon and showcasing talent from various cultural groups all day Sunday," said Julie Glanville, chair of the local committee of WUSC.
Featured guest speakers will be Wanda Maracle, a native storyteller and human rights activist and former Liberal cabinet minister Warren Allmand, president of the Centre for Human Development and Democratic Rights.
The lower photo appearing in last Thursday's Focus section was mistakenly credited. It should have been credited to Michael Gunther, courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund.
The Gazette regrets the error.
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