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The Pride flag on Fort Garry campus in 2016.

The Pride flag over Fort Garry campus. // File image

U of M Pride 2017

May 23, 2017 — 

The University of Manitoba is proud to be a Gold Level sponsor of the 30th Annual Pride Winnipeg Festival and Parade – a multi-day celebration with many events for all segments of the city’s diverse community. This year’s Pride Winnipeg theme is Resurgence – Taking Back Space.

To celebrate the university’s own diversity, there are a number of events planned for the U of M community throughout Pride, starting with a Drag Show on May 19 and wrapping up with the Pride Parade on June 4 (click here to sign up to walk in the Parade with U of M).

All events are free and everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, MAY 19
Drag Show
Brodie Atrium (Bannatyne) | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for a kick off to Pride 2017 with entertainers from the Like That program at Sunshine House.

Entertainers from the Like That program at Sunshine House perform in the Brodie Atrium on May 19, 2017.

Entertainers from the Like That program at Sunshine House perform in the Brodie Atrium on May 19, 2017.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Out in Healthcare Panel
Presented by the LGBTTQI* Interest Group
Theatre B, Basic Medical Sciences Building (Bannatyne) | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Panelists will discuss their experiences of being LGBTTQI* and working in healthcare.

FRIDAY, MAY 26
Taking Space: LGBTTQ* Students at the University of Manitoba
Presented by Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library (Fort Garry) | Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., starting May 26

This exhibit, part three of The Legacy of Alexander Kennedy Isbister series of displays celebrating U of M’s 140th anniversary, will look back at the history of activism and the contribution of LGBTTQI* students and allies to U of M’s history.

MONDAY, MAY 29
Flag-Raising
Brodie Atrium (Bannatyne) | 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The official flag-raising ceremony will include remarks by members of the U of M LGBTTQI* community. A Pride flag will also be raised on Fort Garry campus and both flags will fly for the duration of Pride.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
U of M Outlaws and MBA SOGIC Wine and Cheese Reception
Pitblado Law, 25th floor, 360 Main Street | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This reception will celebrate the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers and activists in promoting equality and human rights.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1
Zumba Dance Party for All
Active Living Centre (Fort Garry) | 12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

All bodies and genders will be celebrated at this Zumba dance party. No experience necessary! Gender inclusive spaces to change are available.

LGBTTQI* Reception
Across the Board, 211 Bannatyne Ave., Unit 105 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

LGBTTQI* students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies are invited to network and mingle at this casual event. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees may play board games for $6. Please RSVP to Chelsea [dot] Jalloh [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2
Zumba Dance Party for All
Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannaytne) | 12:05 p.m. – 1 p.m.

All bodies and genders will be celebrated at this Zumba dance party. No experience necessary! Gender inclusive spaces to change are available.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3
Festival at the Forks
The Forks | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

U of M will have a booth set up at the Festival at the Forks with an interactive display and photo booth. Come out and get your free U of M Pride swag!

SUNDAY, JUNE 4
Parade
Legislative Building | 11 a.m.

All U of M faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and family members (including children and pets) are invited to walk in the Pride parade under the U of M banner. Members of the LGBTTQI* community and allies are welcome to participate. Please click here to sign up to walk with us.

Festival at the Forks
The Forks | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

U of M will have a booth set up at the Festival at the Forks with an interactive display and photo booth. Come out and get your free U of M Pride swag!

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