The LGBT Center of the Minnesota State University, Mankato is proud to host the Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) 2017 this November 3rd-5th.
MOCC is a premier opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex , asexual, and two spirit persons (LGBTQIA2S+) on college and university campuses and in the greater community.
This year’s theme is “Resistance and Persistence: Action in a New Era.” As members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are used as propaganda to help push agendas that divide or further marginalize our communities, resistance is necessary. Through marches, protests, and other forms of civic engagement, we must persist in ensuring social justice for all. Using tools within our own spaces and communities, we must recognize ways to support our goals, each other, and our own well-being.
The LGBT Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU) is the second oldest center of its kind on a college or university campus. In 2017, we will be celebrating our 40th year anniversary and we want this share this experience with the attendees of MOCC! This year is also MNSU’s 150th year anniversary and we want to make MOCC a part of our university’s sesquicentennial celebration.