Lavender Graduation is an annual event to celebrate the graduation and achievements of prominent LGBTQ students at the University of Florida. The evening also recognizes the contributions for the LGBTQ community made by both on-campus and off-campus partners. We are proud to be working with Pride Awareness Month this year in bringing this event to you!

The event includes dinner (on us!), and a chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends while we celebrate our students. We are fortunate to have Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani as our keynote speaker!

Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani, MPH, is a graduate of New College of Florida, where they studied bioinformatics and received a degree in Biology. They went on to receive their Masters of Public Health degree, in Social and Behavioral Sciences, from the University of Florida. Naomi is now the Ryan White Planning Manager for Suncoast Health Council, covering the Tampa Bay area and surrounding counties. They also serve on the St. Petersburg LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth Steering Committee, for Family Resources, and facilitate a Non-Binary Support Group, for Metro Wellness.

This year’s event will be held in the Arredondo Cafe from 6-8pm on Friday, April 20th.

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community with you!

Please RSVP by March 23, 2018.