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U of M participating in inaugural Steinbach Pride March

July 8, 2016 — 

The University of Manitoba will be participating in the inaugural Steinbach Pride March, scheduled for Saturday, July 9.

“It is critical that universities take the lead in supporting efforts for diversity and inclusion, and in ensuring safe spaces for all, including LGBTTQ *students and staff,” said Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Janice Ristock. “As part of this ongoing commitment, this year the University of Manitoba stepped forward as a sponsor of Pride Winnipeg activities. Participating with community members this weekend in Steinbach is consistent with this university’s province-wide scope and engagement.”

The U of M group plans to meet in the parking lot of the Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church, located at 340 2 Street in Steinbach, between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on July 9.

The march is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m.

More details can be found on the Steinbach Pride website.

“Any way you look at it, Pride is first and foremost about creating a safe space for people to be authentic. A space to let people who often feel alone, confused, and different than everyone else know that they are not alone, it can get better, and you are unique,” said Steinbach Pride.

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