Join us in celebrating the establishment and launch of the Silvia Rivera Community House. Named after the transgender Latinx icon, Sylvia Rivera, this house was founded in 2017 as a space where members of the Amherst College community can engage in debate and expression that highlight the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ peoples on campus and throughout the world. This event will formally launch the house and introduce it to the wider Amherst community. This is, to our knowledge, the first residential community in a college campus to be named after a transgender woman of color in the United States. Through this event, we would like to honor the legacy of Sylvia Rivera, her plight for proper housing and community-building for queer people and to recognize her impact in our work and in the work we hope to see out of this house in the years to come.
Food will be provided.