LGBTQ advocate to visit Colgate in her ‘fagbug’

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LGBTQ advocate Erin Davies poses with her "fagbug" car.

Erin Davies and her “fagbug” visit campus Wednesday.

A colorful Volkswagen Beetle with a very uncolorful name will arrive at Colgate Wednesday, March 25, to help spark discussion and understanding related to LGBTQ community issues.

“Erin Davies’ fagbug project is a provocative and compelling story of how someone can interrogate an act of interpersonal violence, reframe it, and raise awareness. We hope that students will learn more about social justice issues and how to be active bystanders. Ultimately, we hope it will provide an opportunity for discussion about creating an inclusive community at Colgate, and elsewhere,” said Thad Mantaro, Shaw Wellness Institute director.

The fagbug will be parked at the O’Connor Campus Center (Coop) at 1 p.m. March 25, and she will be at an information table inside the Coop to talk about her project. She will then screen her documentary, Fagbug Nation, at 4:30 p.m. in Meyerhoff Auditorium, followed by a question and answer session.

The event is co-sponsored by LGBTQ Initiatives and The Shaw Wellness Institute. All are invited to attend.