Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HRBOR September Third Thursday Event - 9-19-2013

Please join us this Thursday for HRBOR's September Third Thursday Hosted by LEGASI and Norfolk State University's History Department. Complete event details are listed below.  Norfolk State University, the nation's seventh largest Historically Black University, was founded as a satellite branch of Virginia Union University in 1935.  LEGASI, Leading the Education of Gay and Straight Individuals, was founded in 2004 in part to offer both a voice and sounding board to the LGBT students and their allies on campus.  It has become one of the most visible and organized student groups on campus, having been the first gay-straight alliance in Hampton Roads to develop a Pride Week of its own. Its leaders have been particularly ambitious, having been to the now-annual Summit for LGBT Black Leaders at the White House three times.  Complete event details are as follows:

Where: Norfolk State University's Lyman Beecher Brooks Library - Rotunda @ 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk VA 23504   

When: Thursday September 19th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Food Sponsor and Bar Sponsor: Norfolk State University History Department

 Featured Non-Profit: L.E.G.A.S.I.

Third Thursday Cost: Free to Members, $15 Guest Fee for Guests and Prospective Members
Invite friends and colleagues.

Parking: Use Gate 1 on Park Avenue, which is just off of Brambleton Avenue; take the Presidential Parkway to either Open Lot 4 or Commuter Lot 5.  Tell the guard at Gate 1 that you are going to the HRBOR event at the Library, and they should let you in.  Open Lot 4 is the furthermost away: if you park there, walk past the tennis courts along the Parkway to the Library; use the REAR entrance of the Library, which juts out as the glassy, post-modern Rotunda, and which abuts a construction site for yet another futuristic structure.  There is a sidewalk that is most adjacent to the construction site and that leads directly to the Rotunda. Commuter Lot 5 is further down the Parkway, past the tennis courts.  If you park there, just walk straight ahead on the sidewalk most parallel to the construction site to the glassy Rotunda.  And, if you get lost, follow the signs and student volunteers.

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