The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion celebrated Pride Month in June 2019 by:
- Hosting a free screening of the film Queer Coolie-tudes, an 80 minute film that explores the experiences of queer Canadians from the Indo-Caribbean diaspora, in partnership with the SexGen York Committee and the Art Gallery of York University. Following the screening there was a Q&A with filmmaker and YorkU Faculty, Michelle Mohabeer.
- Organizing an unveiling of the York University Pride Quilt, an initiative led by the SexGen York Comittee. The quilt was made with over 80 quilt squares made by students, staff and faculty. It hang in Vari Hall during Pride Week from June 17 – June 21, 2019. The unveiling of the quilt was followed by a community celebration with light refreshments and rainbow cake.
- Leading Positive Space workshops as part of the REDI series for managers/supervisors, and for staff and students.
Show your # YUPride!
Visit Pride @ York for a complete list of York University Pride events.
Pride Quilt Reveal and Film Screening
Where: Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building)
When: 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
What: Queer Coolie-tudes is an 80 minute film that explores the experiences of queer Canadians from the Indo-Caribbean diaspora. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with filmmaker and YorkU Faculty, Michelle Mohabeer.
Note: The film Queer Coolie-Tudes is not closed captioned. See the film synopsis here.
Pride Quilt Unveiling
When: Approximately 3:10- 4:00 p.m.
Where: East Bear Pitt (Central Square Ross Building)
What: York students, staff and faculty have designed quilt squares for the York Pride Quilt which will hang in Vari Hall during Pride Week from June 17 – June 21. Come see the unveiling of the quilt and enjoy light refreshments and rainbow cake.
All York community members are welcome at these community-building events! Drop-ins encouraged, registration is appreciated.
* If you require accommodations, please contact email@example.com by Thursday, June 13, 2019.
This event is hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, the SexGen York Committee and the Art Gallery of York University. The event has been made possible due to contributions from The Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Environmental Studies.
Positive Space Training
Interested in learning about how to be inclusive of the 2SLGBTQIA community? We offer Positive Space training sessions throughout the year and by request.
We are hosting a session for Managers and Supervisors on June 11 from 9:30am-11:00am; YL 280A.
The next session for Staff and Students is on July 3 from 9:30am-11:00am; YL 280A.
Visit our Gender/LGBTQ*/Positive Space resource page for information about:
- York University policies and procedures
- York University resources/guides
- University services
- Student groups and clubs
- Research centers
- Academic departments
- Off-campus resources
Membership on SexGen York Committee is open to all campus community members who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, as they intersect with broader human rights issues.
Get involved by attending a meeting, becoming a voting member, participating in events or activities sponsored by the committee or joining one of our sub-committees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Check out the #YUPride edition of the #YUBlog to learn more about Pride at York!