La Trobe PRIDE – Community Through Diversity

This year there is so much to check out at the La Trobe Pride festival between 21-28th March!

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The theme this year is ‘Community through Diversity‘.

Celebrating the diversity of queer/LGBTIQ+ and how this strengthens a vibrant and nurturing community.

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There are several events for us to get to, importantly Pride Day in the Agora on Tuesday 27th March where we can celebrate our LGBTIQ+ community on campus with music, stalls, food (who doesn’t love fairy bread?) and JOY Radio interviewing and broadcasting live from 11-2PM.

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Register early for the key event ‘In conversation with Imam Nur Warsame’  who is Australia’s first openly gay Imam who has been on SBS discussing how “reconciling spirituality with sexuality is a very difficult journey”.  He will be supported by Dr Carolyn D’Cruz and Professor Helen Lee with Dr Timothy Jones as MC.  They will be speaking about the diversity and interfaith issues of LGBTIQ+ people and how diversity strengthens our community.  It will be held in the Odeon, Wednesday 28th March 1-2PM.  Click here to find out more and register.

 

Other events include:

  • ALLY Training – This is a 3.5 hour training presented by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, designed to raise awareness of challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ people. Thursday 22 March 2018, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science 1; Level 5, LIMS1 Rm 501,  9.30-1pm.  RSVP: Monday 19 March 2018 to Rosemary Hudson r.hudson@latrobe.edu.au
  • Speaking Up Against Queerphobia – This is a one hour workshop presented by Ali Norton from Speak Up, which will give practical advice on how to respond to Queerphobia.  Monday 26 March, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science 1; Level 5, LIMS1 Rm 501, 10:00 Am – 11:00AM
  • Speaking Up Against Transphobia – This is a one hour workshop presented by Ali Norton from Speak Up, which will give practical advice on how to respond to Transphobia.  Monday 26 March 2018, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science 1; Level 5, LIMS1 Rm 501 at 1-2pm

 

So come and show your support for our queer/LGBTIQ+ community, by joining in the celebrations, attending some of the events planned or becoming more involved in organizing an event or activity.  Follow this link for more information contact pride@latrobe.edu.au directly or

See you there!

 

Melinda