Dear All,

This week we have some new and exciting events such as QUEST’s first collaborative event with the minorities in the engineering school, a screening and discussion of important issues in Kenya and Malaysia, great events from Wharton Alliance and QSA’s fall dance, and a roundtable dialogue on Proposition 8 hosted by Lambda Alliance. Dennie will be wearing a hat of love for everyone in the community.

Smiles and Rainbows!

Your Lambda Board,

Dennie Zastrow, Chair

Baylee Feore, Vice Chair of Finance and Development

Enmanuel Martinez, Vice Chair of Internal Affairs,

Matthew Feczko, Vice Chair of Communications

Alec Webley, Vice Chair of Political Affairs



Calendar of Events


Engineers + Minorities + Chocolate = Fun!
Date: Tuesday, Nov 11
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Towne Building, 2nd Floor, Raisler Lounge
QUEST, SWE, SHPE, and NSBE will be holding an event to discuss what it’s like to be a minority in engineering. Come to the second floor of Towne in Raisler Lounge from 7-9. Meet new friends, have some fun, discuss the issues, and eat some delicious Naked Chocolate!

Students for Global Health Present Screening/Discussion of Tumaini and Pecah Lobang
Date: Wednesday, Nov 12
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Fagin Hall Auditorium
Students for Global Health, Office of Global Health Affairs and the School of Nursing present a screening and post-screening discussion of Tumaini and Pecah Lobang, the stories of obstacles faced by female sex workers in Kenya and one transsexual Muslim sex worker in Malaysia.

Wharton Alliance General Body Meeting and Goldman Sachs Mixer
Date:  Wednesday, Nov 12
Time:  7:00-9:00 pm
Location:  TBA
Wharton Alliance will be holding our next general body meeting in conjunction with representatives from Goldman Sachs.  It is one of the few banking events occurring this semester, so mark your calendars!

Wharton Alliance Career Fair
We want to have a large career fair in the spring and want to get input on industries of interest outside of banking and consulting.  The survey takes less than 5 minutes and will help us bring better companies to you!

QSA Fall Dance: Thursday, November 13th

Date: Thursday, Nov 13
Time: 10:00-2:00pm

Location: XO Lounge, 1437 South Street
QSA will be holding its annual Fall Dance on Thursday the 13th.  This year's theme is "O", which promises to be everything you've come to expect and more.  So throw on that sexy top, accept that the 9am class on Friday just isn't happening, and come on out to XO Lounge next Thursday.
Tickets will be sold on the Walk during the week of the dance for $5, or you can pay $7 at the door. 
18 to Ahh
21 to Ohhh..


Lambda Alliance General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday, Nov 13

Time: 8:00-9:30pm

Location: LGBT Center
This week's Lambda General Body Meeting will focus on Proposition 8 (and similar measures passed on other states) and what it means for us as young LGBTQA people in America.  The discussion will deal more specifically with what we should have done as college students and what we should do moving on.  We strongly encourage everyone who has an interest to attend!


Active Minds – National Mental Health on Campus Conference

Date: Friday and Saturday, Nov 14 and 15

Time: See Website Below

Location: Penn’s Campus

Does mental health affect you?  Are you interested in promoting a dialogue about mental health on Penn’s campus? On Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th, Active Minds is holding our annual National Mental Health on Campus Conference ON PENN’S CAMPUS.

Active Minds, is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the young adult voice to raise mental health awareness among college students.  We have over 160 chapters on campuses across the U.S. with students working to increase awareness of mental health, provide information and resources about mental health and mental illness and encourage students to seek help as soon as needed.

Visit to learn more about and register for the conference which is FREE for all Penn students and include various guest speakers and a special dinner. Additionally, Penn’s Active Minds chapter need help with the conference and would like volunteers who are willing to give 1-2 hours of their time to man a registration table or help set up parts of the conference. All volunteers will be rewarded with a gift from the national office.

If there are additional questions about Active Minds or the Conference please e-mail: or if you are interested in volunteering, email:


Wharton Alliance Career and Event Survey

In order to serve your interests better, Wharton Alliance asks that you take a few minutes to fill out our Career and Event interest survey.
We want to hold some huge events in the spring and want to get input on what industries you would like to see outside of banking and consulting.  The survey takes less than 5 minutes and will help us bring better companies to you!
Career and Event Interest Survey link:


Dating Violence in the Queer Community
Date: Wednesday, Nov 19

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Amado Hall (Irvine Auditorium), 3401 Spruce St
Think that dating violence only happens between a man and a woman?  Unfortunately, same-sex violence is a very real and serious issue that faces people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  Join QSA next Wednesday for a discussion and panel on dating violence in the queer community, moderated by Ninah Harris, sexual and relationship violence resource consultant.
The panelists will include:
- J. Mason, The Attic
- Dr. Theodore Burnes, CAPS
- Saida Agnosti, Candidate for M.A. in Social Work
- Jennifer Storm, author of Blackout Girl: A Memoir

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund TOY Benefit 2008 Volunteering

Due By: Friday, November 21

Volunteers needed on December 5th for the 2nd annual TOY Benefit, held by the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, from 5-10pm at the Marketplace Design Center at 2400 Market.  The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the community needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and straight-allied communities.  The benefit supports both the DVLF and children at CHOP with HIV.  Volunteers are needed for staffing the sign-in table, collecting money and toys, and taking photos of the event.  Please contact Tom Martin at if interested.