UWinnipeg celebrates Pride

UWinnipeg's Pride Banner, © UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg’s Pride Banner, © UWinnipeg

Members of The University of Winnipeg’s staff, faculty, administration, student body and wider community are invited to take part in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, 2016. UWinnipeg is very excited to have a PROUD float this year.

Individuals that want to participate are encouraged to attend the Pride Parade Orientation on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM at the Community Gym in the Axworthy Health and RecPlex. Those that register for the orientation and attend will get a free UWinnipeg Proud t-shirt. To register for the orientation and parade please visit UWinnipeg PROUD.

“Participating in the 2016 Pride Winnipeg Festival is key to creating a more inclusive, safe and respectful place to study, teach or work,” said Jarita Greyeyes, Acting Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs, Manager, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. “I’m proud to be a part of a university community where everyone belongs. I would like to encourage all people participating to bring their smiles and cheer to our UWinnipeg presence.”

If you cannot make it to the orientation you are invited to meet the UWinnipeg PROUD team at the Legislative grounds, at 11 AM on Sunday June 5. (Ask anyone with a clipboard where UWinnipeg is) and remember to bring a water bottle.

For information on the parade including the route please visit PRIDE.

As a part of the University of Winnipeg’s participation in the Winnipeg Pride Festival 2016, the University’s Library in partnership with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are co-organizing a two-day Speakers’ Series, School Pride: LGBTQ2S Voices and Collections at the University of Winnipeg on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3.

About UWinnipeg’s PRIDE Orientation
The Orientation will be led by Uzoma Asagwara, Alumnus of University of Winnipeg, and former Wesmen Student Athlete (Women’s Basketball) and founder of QPOC (Queer People of Colour) Winnipeg.

The session will introduce QPOC Winnipeg, a brief history about the Pride festival/lgbttq* rights in Canada; what to expect at Pride; respectful interactions; roles of allies; and the importance of safer spaces/events.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

 

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