It’s getting close to that time of year. For the uninitiated, each year undergrads at the University of Illinois participate in an event titled Unofficial St Patrick’s Day, or Unofficial for short. The slogan “Drink Until You’re Irish” or – on this year’s t-shirts – “Instant Irish: Just Add Alcohol.”
Last year I was invited to speak to La Casa about my thoughts, and I’m doing the same again this year, in an event co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, the Office of Women’s Programs, the African American Cultural Center and the Office of LGBT Resources. If you’re in the Urbana-Champaign area, feel free to come by Monday (25 February) at 12pm. (La Casa Cultural Latina is at 1203 W Nevada.) If you can’t be there you may still be interested in a statement I issued last year, which is once again to be published in the Daily Illini by the Office of the Dean of Students – I’ll add a link to that later today.