Family Dinners

“An opportunity to build and celebrate the queer community at Bates.”


 Family Dinners are a time for queer and questioning students to come together to build community and friendship amongst peers. Queer Peers, Queer Peer Mentors, and other queer and questioning students enjoy a meal together while engaging in thoughtful conversation around all aspects of queer life at Bates.

Open to all students who identity as LGBTQ+

Family Dinners are held every other Thursday @ 6:00p.m. in the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE).

Fall 2014                                                                                          Spring 2015

Family Dinners:                                                             Family Dinners:

September 25                                                                                      January 15

October 9                                                                                            January 29

October 23                                                                                        February 12

November 6                                                                                       February 26

November 20                                                                                         March 12

March 26

April 9

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