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Hello folks! Welcome to the Pride UBC newsletter!
If you're new to PrideUBC, you can get involved! In addition to our open positions, we also have a volunteer mailing list for anyone who wants to help out with our events. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email if you want to keep up to date with volunteer information. If you'd like to visit us in person, our office is on the top floor of the SUB in Room 245C.
Our current events are as follows...
Our first summer meeting will be on Friday, July 11th at 2pm - 3pm in SUB 245, the resource group center
We welcome all members to join!
The minutes from our general meetings can be found at:
Summer Snack 2014 Events
J U L Y 15: Zine making, supplies provided, for 24 hour zine thing
J U L Y 23: Tie Dye and Fabric Paint Together
J U L Y 3 0 :: July Gaymes!
A U G U S T 3: Let's Watch the Pride Parade Together
The Pride Collective may also have a spot in the parade for anyone interested in joining us in the parade, we are currently in the midst of logistics and planning for this
A U G U S T 11: Picnic, Games, and Relaxation at Kitsilano Beach
A U G U S T 20: Let's Screen Print Shirts Together
A U G U S T 30: Goodbye Summer Party in the Student Union Building
All Discussion Groups are on Summer Hiatus
For those of you who want to get involved, we have many positions that need to be filled! Check out the Get Involved page on our website for more information and our People page for information on open positions. Feel free to come talk to us at our meetings or send us an email for more information!
You do not need any specific formal experience to run for a position, nor do for the majority of the positions do you need to be a current UBC student! A detailed list of the function and responsibilities of each position are detailed in our constitution, which can be found at: http://prideubc.com/content/constitution
Genderfest 2014: An East Van Celebration of Queer Pride
Dates: July 12 - August 3
From the About Genderfest page,
Genderfest started as a response to a lack of programming for people of all genders during Pride.
In addition to providing events for people of all genders, Genderfest is based on a philosophy of inclusion and our values reflect that. Whether you're trans*, genderqueer, any flavour of sexual orientation, an ally, two spirit, a person of colour, unemployed, living with disability, a youth under the age of 19, First Nations, new to Canada, in recovery/sober, or anyone else, you deserve to celebrate Pride with your community!
Genderfest is a way for us to push our elbows out onto the buffet table of queer Pride and say "We're having this too!"
Genderfest takes place on unceded Musqueam (Coast Salish) Territories.
For more information on events, check out their events page here
Telling it Bent Drop-in Youth Writing Workshop
Dates: July 8 - August 26
From their website,
Telling it Bent is a drop-in writing workshop for queer, transgender, Two Spirit, and questioning BC youth, ages 14-25. It's a place to meet other queer and trans artists; to express and imagine together; to learn and nurture writing, editing, performance, and publication skills; and together create a safer and encouraging space.
Sign up with their online registration form on their website: http://thefranktheatre.com/2014/03/telling-it-bent/
All Bodies Swim
Next Date: July 12 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Templeton Pool, 700 Templeton Drive, Vancouver, BC. Unceded Coast Salish Territory
From their poster and website,
Trans folk, queers, people of colour, fatties, scars, fur, mobility aids, inked, pierced... This is a pool party celebrating all bodies!
Suggested donation of $5-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds
Accessible gender neutral change areas, chair lift, & wading pool. All ages. Access inquiries welcome.
Queer Film Festival : Call for Volunteers
Interested in summer lovin’ FUN with some awesome perks?
Want to MEET NEW FRIENDS in Vancouver?
Earn FREE TICKETS to hot new queer films from around the world and here in Vancouver?
End your summer in style with an awesome appreciation PARTY!
Here is your chance!
We need all kinds of Volunteer positions to be filled (just to name a few):
Parties and Special Events
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop knowledge and skills. Most roles require
no prior experience. Training and orientation will be provided prior to the festival.
NEW VOLUNTEERs apply today at:
Queer Arts Festival
QAF 2014 embraces the premise that art can be dangerous, even revolutionary. In the intimate act of sharing as artists and audiences we find meaning and transformation. And from that vulnerable place, we find the strength to change the world.
ReGenerations is a celebration of our queer heritage — fecund, generative, and innovative, handed down by artists across generations and national boundaries. QAF 2014 foregrounds cross-generational collaboration with a lineup of artists aged 18 to 80, mentorships that team up emerging with established artists, and programming that connects historical queer icons to our living, contemporary art practice. This year’s festival brings together artists navigating queer identity across the international diaspora, hailing from over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, the Cree Nation, India, Iran, Russia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. ReGenerations also speaks to healing and renewal, addressing topics such as addiction, and solidarity for those struggling for queer rights internationally and at home.
Highlights include Sunny Drake’s transdisciplinary exploration of addiction and recovery, X; the debut of Canada’s first professional queer classical choir Cor Flammae; master harpsichordist Colin Tilney Celebrates LXXX, and Queering the International, the visual arts exhibition curated by Laiwan with curatorial assistant Anne Riley.
QAF 2014. Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed.
July 23 - August 9th
For more up-to-date events listings, check out the facbook page for LOve Events.
One of our coordinators, Ivan, has been featured in their weekly community stars post c: