Welcome Week Update
Update from UR Pride
Welcome Week was a blast as always! It was very nice to meet many new students attending the U of R this year. We were even able to sign up a few new volunteers! Good luck this semester. Drop by the centre between classes and hang out!
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
UR Pride as well as the Queer Youth Group took part in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. Thanks to those of you that bought UR Pride Tshirts, we were able to donate about $250 to the Walk between funds raised and personal donations. Special shout out to Sonia Griffiths (UR Pride Chair)! Sonia worked for Aids Programs over the summer and into fall and organized the entire Walk and festivities. You rock! The Walk brought in over $13,000 in donations which exceeded their goal for this year!
RWRC Open House
The Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre is now officially open! Thanks to all of the folks that made the Open house such a great event! The RWRC is a new LGBTQ resource centre located at 2070 Broad St. (lower level). They are selling yearly memberships for $25 which helps support the centre and gives you a vote at the AGM which will take place on October 2nd at 7:00p.m. For more info about the RWRC visit their facebook page here
UR Pride Annual General Meeting
UR Pride will be having their AGM on October 3rd at 3:30p.m. in the URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221.1). There will be opportunity for members to tell us what they want from the Centre this coming year! There are 3 positions on the board that are available. Coffee and Snacks will be provided.
Monday Movies in the Lounge -
Join us every Monday Night @ 6pm in the UR Pride lounge for an LGBTQ related film! Grab a cozy spot on our couches and bring a snack.
**There will be no Movie on October 8th as it is Thanksgiving Monday.
New LGBTQ Open Group Discussions @ the RWRC
This September, UR Pride is partnering with the Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre to offer facilitated group discussions on LBBTQ topics. Our first session will be held at the RWRC (2070 Broad St. lower level) on Thursday, September 27th @ 7p.m
. If you are interested in meeting new people and having some good discussion, this is for you. Please attend and tell us you interests. We will be creating more specific groups based on interest and attendance.
Important Dates coming up!
National Coming Out Day - October 11
On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization (LLEGÓ) and AT&T’s LGBT employee group, LEAGUE. The momentum continued four months after this extraordinary march as more than 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists from around the country gathered in Manassas, Va., about 25 miles outside Washington, D.C. Recognizing that the LGBT community often reacted defensively to anti-gay actions, they came up with the idea of a national day to celebrate coming out and chose the anniversary of that second march on Washington to mark it. The originators of the idea were Rob Eichberg, a founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, and Jean O'Leary, then head of National Gay Rights Advocates. From this idea the National Coming Out Day was born.
To this day National Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly. - HRC.org
Ally Week October 15-19
Students will encourage their peers and school staff to sign an Ally pledge which states:
I believe all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, deserve to feel safe and supported.
Queer Youth Group
Queer Youth Group is a safe space for Queer, Questioning and Allied youth between the ages of 14-24. We meet every Wednesday in the UR Pride lounge (Riddell 225).
If you or anyone you know would like more info about Queer Youth Group visit our page
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive Space Network
There are still some available spots in the following Positive Space workshops! If you are new to the U of R and would like more information about the Positive Space Network, please check out our website!
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Tuesday Oct. 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Wednesday Oct. 24th, 11:00 a.m.
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Wednesday Oct. 24th, 12:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Thursday Nov.1, 2:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m.
Sex and Gender - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:00 p.m.
All workshops will be held in the URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221.1) and are open to faculty, staff, students and community!
or give us a call at 586-8811 ext.(207)
Just a reminder that the Positive Space Online Test
is now available on the site. The online test is a substitute for the introductory workshop and once completed we will give you your very own Positive Space magnet to hang in your office or space. Keep your eyes open for workshop dates this coming September! For information about the Positive Space Network, click here!
We always have things to do around the office and lounge as well as a helping hand for our events! If you have some spare time this semester. pop up to the office and say hello or shoot us an email at email@example.com
For more information about volunteer positions and opportunities, please click here.