Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, the Spectrum Center will host several events honoring this momentous occasion, culminating in our 50th Anniversary Celebration in May 2022.

Please check back for new events from the Spectrum Center and our campus partners.

20 February

Oh honey…A queer reading of UMMA’s collection

February 20, 2022, 12:00 am University of Michigan Museum of Art

In Gallery at UMMA: August 21, 2021 — February 20, 2022

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20 May

50th Anniversary Gala

May 20, 2022, 8:00 pm Michigan Theater

Join the Spectrum Center to celebrate 50 years of advocacy with a special performance at the Michigan Theatre and other festivities. Registration information and event details will be available soon. Please sign up to learn more about the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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Past events

22 October

LGBTQ+ Oral History Project Launch

October 22, 2021, 1:30 pm Trotter Multicultural Center and Zoom

Join us for the launch of the The University of Michigan LGBTQ+ Oral History Project (OHP). We will be hosting a panel consisting of OHP project team members, interviewees, and experienced oral historians. This is a hybrid event that will have in-person and remote options.

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25 September

Homecoming Halftime Show

September 25, 2021, 3:30 pm Michigan Stadium

During the homecoming football game against Rutgers, the Michigan Marching Band will be celebrating 50 years of the Spectrum Center with their halftime performance. Purchase tickets.

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13 September

Spectrum Center at 50: A Retrospective

September 13, 2021, 3:00 pm Virtual Event | Invitation Only

This is a joint conversation focused on 50 years of LGBTQ+ activism and philanthropy at Michigan, featuring David Bohnett, Founder of Baroda Ventures (MBA, Stephen M. Ross School of Business), and facilitated by Will Sherry, Director of the Spectrum Center.

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