The Spring 2010 UChapter Tour is kicking off tonight at 7pm at Coffee Culture in Gainesville, FL and we’re really excited to be heading out. We’ll be stopping at 29 TWLOHA chapter university and college campuses beginning with the University of Florida tonight, picking back up at University of Texas-Austin March 22nd right after South by Southwest, and closing out on April 28th at the University of South Florida. This tour will cover areas in the South, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. Click here for dates and info.
As this is our very first tour for the UChapter Program—which launched in the fall of 2009—our hope is to leave each night having connected students and their local community to their representative UChapter. Each of these chapters exists to support students by bringing TWLOHA’s mission and vision to campus, and this tour is just one expression of that goal.
We’re bringing you music and conversation; each night a discussion will be led by a TWLOHA representative alongside musicians Damion Suomi, Andy Zipf, and Lauris Vidal. With our choice to use intimate venues (mostly coffee shops and houses) we are attempting to create a safe place to speak honestly about the topics of pain, hope and community. Our goal is for this to be an evening of openness and vulnerability, leaving people encouraged, inspired and ultimately hopeful, realizing they are not alone in their pain and that their story matters.
During the tour we are also very excited to introduce several new chapters that have officially launched this spring term: University of South Florida, University of South Carolina, Marist College, Mississippi University for Women, St. Edwards University, James Madison University and our first Canada-based chapter, University of Windsor!
Stay posted. We’re going to have more blogs coming your way, plus a new tour video to give you an idea of what to expect when we meet you guys on campus…