Gender Affirming Closet
Coming March 2023
About the GAC
The Gender Affirming Closet (GAC) was established as a part of the 2023 Diversity Innovation Grant Cycle. Dr. Abbey Nawrocki, Associate Director of Gender & Sexuality Resources, and Erin Fox, Sr. Manager, Strategic Initiatives put forth the proposal, which was accepted for funding in January 2023. The main focus of the GAC is to provide students with an opportunity to explore their gender expression in ways that may otherwise be inaccessible to them due to un-affirming environments and access to adequate funds. However, the GAC and related resources are available to all Hopkins affiliates. The GAC project will include:
- Purchase of new clothing, cosmetics, binders, etc. to be given at no cost
- Opportunity to request funding for the purchase of an outfit/item/tailoring service, etc.
- Hopkins GAC clothing drive (see below for details)
- GAC launch reception (see below for details)
GAC Clothing Drive
We’ll be collecting donations as part of our GAC Clothing Drive from February 20 to March 10, 2023.
List of Accepted Donations
New or gently used clothing for all genders, including:
- Professional wear
- Formal wear
- Casual wear
We’ve established point people at each campus to help us coordinate drop offs. Click on your campus to get information about where to make a donation!
Applied Physics Lab
Donations can be dropped off at Liz’s office, MP6-N504. Liz is in the office most days but if you want to ensure she’ll be in her office, please reach out.
Campus Point Person: Liz Skerritt (she/her/hers), JHU/APL DLC Representative, FPS/KBD Assistant Group Supervisor Phone: 240-228-7830 Email: Liz.Skerritt@jhuapl.edu
Donations can be brought to Suite E1140 @ the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
615 N. Wolfe Street
Campus Point Person: Mahnoor Ahmed (she/hers), IDARE Director of Student Recruitment and Engagement, email@example.com
Campus Point Person: Kevin Frick (he/him), Professor at Carey Business School firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Point Person: Abbie Day (she/her), Associate Director for Student Affairs at Carey Business School
There are 2 drop-off locations for Homewood Campus: the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and the Imagine Center
Donations can be brought to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion during hours of operation (M-Th 9:00am-7:00pm; Fri 9:00am-5:00pm)
Homewood Apartments–South Entrance, Suite 100
3003 N. Charles St.
CDI Point Person: Abbey Nawrocki (they/them), Associate Director of GSR, email@example.com
Donations can be brought to the Imagine Center, part of Integrative Learning and Life Design, (M-F 9:00am-5:00pm)
113 W. University Parkway – Northwest end of campus west of Homewood field and the recreation center/athletic complex.
Imagine Center Point Person: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. (he/him), Associate Director of Life Design for Diversity and Inclusion, CliftonShambry@jhu.edu
Campus Point Person: Deb Gould (she/they), Case Manager / Associate Director for Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org
GAC Launch Reception
You are invited to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of our Gender Affirming Closet
Launch Reception: Tuesday March 28, 2023 from 6pm – 8pm
Location: Scotts-Bates Commons Salon A
Getting Involved with the GAC
There are several ways for our partners to support this project!
- Donate clothes to the clothing drive
- Share information and advertisements about the GAC with your networks
- (coming soon) Coordinate with GSR to host the GAC on your campus, or at your event
- (coming soon) Volunteer to manage the GAC during open shopping hours