Augustana Celebrates Pride Week!
Posted on February 23, 2014 by Tia Lalani
Collectively building safe and respectful campus environments for sexual and gender minority (LGBT*Q) and allied students, staff, and faculty.
For information on the North Campus events including their schedule of events, featured activities, and ways that you can volunteer or donate to ensure that UofA Pride Week continues to remain a colourful and vibrant expression of our diverse campus community please go to www.prideweek.ualberta.ca.
Ultimately, University of Alberta Pride Week is about engaging our campus communities to come together to collectively build and support safe, caring, and respectful campus environments for sexual and gender minority (LGBT*Q) and allied students, staff, and faculty. It is also one key way in which we help to collectively live out our campus commitment expressed in the vision of Dare to Discover, which is “to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community” and to foster “a diverse, yet inclusive, dynamic collegial community that welcomes change and seizes opportunity with passion and creativity.”
UofA Pride Week would not be possible without the phenomenal support from a wide variety of campus and community stakeholders who are committed to help ensure Pride Week continues to become an important, vibrant, and enduring part of the institutional fabric of the University of Alberta. Many thanks to Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services and OUTreach for their support of events on the Augustana campus!
We look forward to celebrating University of Alberta Pride Week this February 26th – March 8th, 2014. Join us as we showcase and celebrate our UofA Pride!
Augustana Pride Week Event Schedule – February 26 to March 8
Wednesday, February 26
1 – 4 PM in the Forum
Pink Shirt Day and Rainbow Hot Chocolate
February 26 is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, and Transphobia in schools and communities – wear a pink shirt to show your support at Augustana. There will be Rainbow Hot Chocolate in the forum, as well as a “Why Have Pride Week?” booth and the Erase Words That Hurt display.
Thursday, February 27
7 – 8 PM in Library Main Floor Classroom (L1-130)
A presentation by Jan Buterman about issues transgender people face.
Friday, February 28
10am – 2pm in the Forum
Bake Sale and Button Making
There will be a bake sale with proceeds going to a Queer-friendly charity, and you can make your own Support Pride button.
Monday, March 3
7 – 9 PM in the Roger Epp Conference Room
“Call Me Kuchu” Film Screening
“Call Me Kuchu” is a critically acclaimed film about the struggle against Uganda’s Anti-Homoesexuality Bill.
Tuesday March 4
7 – 8:30 PM in the Roger Epp Conference Room
Keeping the Faith
Pastor Craig Wentland is giving a presentation about faith and the LGBTQ community.
Wednesday, March 5
6 – 7:30 PM in room H-090
Travelling Tickle Trunk Presentation
Brenda from the Travelling Tickle Trunk will give a fun, queer-friendly presentation about healthy sexuality and sex positivity.
Join us in the forum for a celebration of the incredibly diverse and accepting Augustana Community. We will be taking a group photo to commemorate Pride Week, so be sure to wear one of the following colours:
Red – 4th+ Year
Orange or Yellow – 3rd Year
Green – 2nd Year
Blue – 1st Year
Purple – Faculty and Staff
6 – 7:30 PM in Roger Epp Conference Room
“Two Spirits” Film Screening
In collaboration with the Aboriginal Students Office, “Two Spirits” will be shown, which is a movie that explores gender, sexuality, and Navajo culture through the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son. Snacks will be provided, discussion to follow.
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