The ICC serves as an umbrella organization for 16 student organizations. > more
We provide a venue where students can learn and demonstrate social responsibility and diverse leadership; the organizations provide events that focus on issues of culture, ethnicity and social justice. > more
The Brandeis University Intercultural Center is dedicated to creating a haven of respect, education and celebration that fosters growth and awareness of the myriad cultures of Brandeis. > more
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CELEBRATE CAMPUS PRIDE MONTH
LGBTQ Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor and commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in New York on June 28th, 1969. Patrons as a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn had grown tired of the raids and harassment by police, and on that night they took a stand and did not back down. As word spread about what was happening, others joined in the protest which led to days of demonstrations throughout the city. The responses from this night lead to a “firestorm of activism that brought new visibility to the struggle for LGBTQ equality”. On the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the first gay pride parades in U.S. history took place in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and near the Stonewall Inn in New York. Initially in the United States the last Sunday in June was celebrated as gay Pride day and eventually grew to a series of month long events.
On many college campuses pride in celebrated in April and it is an opportunity to celebrate and educate the campus community on the impact that the LGBTQIA+ community has had in history (in the US and nationally ) as well as the work that there is still to be done.