May 2014

Pride Week at RRC

May 13, 2014 • Written by
Check out the displays at the Notre Dame Campus and the Exchange District Campus Libraries

Check out the displays at the Notre Dame Campus and the Exchange District Campus Libraries

In preparation for Pride Week (May 23-June1) and to increase awareness about LGBTT* matters, the Red River College Library and the LGBTT* Initiative have prepared LGBTT* displays in the Notre Dame Campus Library window display and at the Exchange District Campus Library display area (in front of the Circulation Desk).

The displays include information about LGBTT* terminology and affirmative language, the LGBTT* Initiative at Red River College, LGBTT* services and programs in the local community, and many other educational resources. Check them out!

Pride Week Events

In the coming weeks there are several RRC related Pride Week events that you should be aware of:

GEN-SILENTThursday, May 29: As part of Pride Week, University of Winnipeg Students’ Association LGBT* Centre and Red River College’s LGBTT* Initiative are delighted to host a free joint educational event and will present the documentary Gen Silent. This film asks six LGBT* seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system. The film discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall now affects older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with fear and isolation. The program begins at 7:00 pm at University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue (The Hive). Venue is fully accessible. For more information, contact Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at nsobel@rrc.ca.

Sunday, June 1: Pride Winnipeg will hit the streets for the 27th annual Pride Parade. Red River College will again be participating with a large group of energetic volunteers that walk along the parade route carrying Rainbow flags and a large College banner. For more information, please contact Janice Manson, Events Coordinator at jmanson@rrc.ca. For more information on the Pride Parade and Festival, visit www.pridewinnipeg.com/festival/parade/

Tuesday, June 10: As part of College Days, the LGBTT* Initiative presents an Ally Practice Session (Only for Allies). This is a half-day educational session for College Allies who have already attended a 1-day Ally Training and now are interested to further advance their Ally Skills. Participants will analyze different scenarios in the College environment, practice role-play activities, and develop Ally strategies.

To attend this Ally Practice Session, please register online at https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/lgbtt-initiative-ally-practice-session-only-for-allies/ before May 23, 2014. The session has space for 20 participants. For more information, please contact Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at nsobel@rrc.ca or 204-632-2404.

For more information

For more information about the LGBTT* Initiative at Red River College, please contact Nora Sobel, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator at nsobel@rrc.ca, 204.632.2404, or visit www.rrc.ca/LGBTT