UNT Libraries' Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance  (November 20, 2014)

This day, observed on November 20th, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Screening of the documentary film Valentine Road 
4:00 pm in the Willis Library Forum
On February 12, 2008, in an Oxnard, California classroom, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot classmate Leticia King twice; Leticia died two days later. Leticia, a gender variant youth and a person of color, was designated male at birth and frequently wore makeup and high heels to school. Embarrassed by Leticia’s public declaration of feelings for him, McInerney took matters into his own hands. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as its startling aftermath. (88 min)

Transgender Remembrance Panel Discussion  
6:00 pm in the Willis Library Forum
A panel of transgender students, faculty, staff and community members will speak about their reactions to Valentine Road, their own experiences and answer questions from the audience.

Candlelight Vigil 
7:00 pm in the Willis Library Forum 
The Candlelight Vigil is the event that will bring Transgender Day of Remembrance to a close. The names of those who have been killed within the last year, as a result of transphobia, will be read, including individuals on all levels from local to international. Attendees will be provided with a candle to use during the event.

These events sponsored in partnership with the Pride Alliance of UNT, UNT LGBT Studies Program and the UNT Media Library.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Fem Flicks Film Series: The World Before Her

The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant — a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other India, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment — and of two women who hope to shape its future. (57 min)

The Fem Flicks Film Series begins its seventh season this year. The Fall 2014 series includes three outstanding films that explore gender and the complex issues women face worldwide. Fem Flicks is a joint effort of the UNT Women's & Gender Studies, the UNT Multicultural Center and the UNT Media Library.  Each screening is followed by a guest lecturer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

International Games Day

The ALA’s International Games Day is an annual event that reconnects communities around the educational, recreational and social value of games.  The UNT Libraries will hold an International Games Day event on Saturday, November 15 in the Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111.  This event will include an afternoon packed full of open video and board gaming and plenty of food and fun. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

2.5 Million Page Celebration

Through dedication to preservation and access, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program is proud to announce that it has reached the milestone of 2.5 million pages of newspapers that are freely available on The Portal to Texas History. Representing communities with populations as low as 44 and as high as 2.1 million, spanning from as early as September 25, 1829 to the present, and supported through collaboration from partnering libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, museums, and publishers, these 2.5 million pages are available for research worldwide.  

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is dedicated to serving communities for the benefit of communities, no matter their size or geographic location, and no matter the size, date, or format of their newspaper collections. The goal of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program is to preserve community identity and enrich researcher access to important primary source materials from across Texas, one page at a time.

We hope you will join us for the 2.5 Million Page Celebration on November 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in The Forum, Willis Library.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:00pm

GAME ON! @ UNT LIBRARIES - November 2014

The UNT Libraries begins its fifth year of hosting Game On!@ UNT Libraries. Game On! is a monthly gaming event hosted by the Media Library. Compete in friendly tournaments and test drive the latest titles from your favorite game developers once a month at our open gaming event.

Fall events will be held on September 3, October 1, and November 5. All events run from 4pm – 9pm in the UNT Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111C. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm