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Unity on campus

By Alisha Wright
On November 21, 2013


Meeting new people was one of the reasons Nick Bitz, electrical engineering emphasis and Angel Dorta, music emphasis, said they decided to join the Unity Club at Kirkwood Community College.

Jessica Haight-Angelo, faculty coordinator for the organization, said anybody who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), as well as straight allies can join. Haight-Angelo said she first came to Kirkwood in the fall of 2009 and the Unity Club already existed before she came.

Haight-Angelo said she believes the Unity Club adds a social aspect to the campus, which she said is very important. "A lot of times this is the first time people are meeting other LGBT people, especially their own age, so it's kind of providing an awareness that this group, this demographic, exists."

The Unity Club holds a variety of events throughout the year including bake sales, movie nights featuring LGBT themed movies, themed meetings and even a drag show, according to Haight-Angelo.

Bitz said his favorite part of the Unity Club are the events the club holds. "It's fun to have something to do on campus with people that you know and people that are fun to be around. It gives you something to do instead of just sitting at home."

Dorta said he likes getting events organized, having new members come to meetings and hearing the buzz. "When we did 'Rocky Horror' we didn't have the greatest turnout but we had people talking about it."

Interested students can learn more about the Unity Club by visiting the facebook page at The Unity Club meets on Tuesdays during the activity hour in Cedar Hall Room 3062.


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