Dr. Robert Jones, president of the State University of New York at Albany will deliver a diversity lecture on Feb. 17 in Raleigh, N.C.

Diversity lecture upcoming

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dr. Robert Jones, the president of the State University of New York at Albany in Albany, N.Y., will deliver a lecture on Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ballroom, Student Union, North Carolina State University, 2601 Cates Ave.

The diversity presentation, “Institutional Culture Change in Higher Education: Leadership and Inclusive Excellence,” will be given to the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The event is free and open to the public.

info: jmphd@ncsu.edu.

Center announces events schedule

DURHAM, N.C. — The LGBTQ Center of Durham, 114 Hunt St., has announced its mid-winter event schedule.

On Jan. 15, 8 p.m., at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Little Green Pig presents a family-friendly, glam rock fundraiser for the center with a host of talented performers. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at motorcomusic.com/events/rubber-peacock.

The center welcomes Larry Revelle with the city’s human relations commission on Jan. 25, 6 p.m. He will present “Fair Housing, Know Your Rights.” The presentation is open to the public. To learn more, email larry.revelle@durhamnc.gov.

A grant writing program will take place on Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Learn how to start and sustain a business or organization, as well as get tips on understanding the grant-writing process. Beginners, start-ups, faith-based and current 501(c)(3) and non-profit organizations are encouraged to attend. Seasoned consultants will be on hand to provide how-to information for novices, along with a refresher course for those who have written grants previously.

Registration is $150/early-bird until Jan. 23, $175/regular until Feb. 13 and $195/late beginning on Feb. 14. Visit u2canwingrantawards.org to sign up.

Queer NC, a statewide LGBT youth group based in the Triangle, will have a movie night on Jan. 15, 5 p.m., featuring “The Way He Looks,” which explores independence and relationships.

The Geeks and Gaymers of NC Meetup group will gather on Jan. 23, 3 p.m. They are hosting a screening of “The New, Original Wonder Woman” and “Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther,” plus the pilot and first episode of the “Wonder Woman” series which starred Lynda Carter. The public is invited to attend. RSVP to eventbrite.com/e/the-new-original-wonder-woman-screening-tickets-19921686300 to secure a spot.

info: lgbtqcenterofdurham.org.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.