Here is a note from OneWheaton’s executive team:
“Since OneWheaton’s launch this past spring, it’s been our privilege to receive an incredible amount of support and positive feedback from many alumni, students and friends. We’ve been moved to know of numerous public and private conversations that have unfolded in the past four months. With Wheaton recently receiving the designation as the #1 LGBT unfriendly school in America, we have been exploring more opportunities to build bridges and open dialogue for LGBT students on campus.
After much thought we are very excited to extend a personal invitation to Wheaton College alumni to join us for OneWheaton’s First Homecoming to be held October 7-8, 2011. On Friday, October 7 we will be hosting a Wide Open Welcome event. Tentative plans are for a
FREE Jennifer Knapp concert at a local Wheaton church with a post concert talkback featuring a panel of LGBTQ Wheaton College alumni.
The prospect of hosting Jennifer Knapp thrills us! She is a Grammy nominated, Dove-Award-winning folk-rock musician who has recently come out publicly and has shown support for OneWheaton’s efforts. After the concert, a “talkback” where Jennifer and LGBTQ alumni share stories and answer questions from current students will lend our faces and journeys to OneWheaton. Our hope is that it will encourage dialogue and support for current LGBTQ students and their friends.
This event will be free to everyone.
But for that to happen, we need help.
Up to now all of OneWheaton’s costs have been sponsored by a small group of us. For those in a position to help us financially, we encourage to visit our website,www.OneWheaton.com, and click on the yellow PayPal “Donate” button on the top of our page. Thank you so much!”