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Queer This Week Nov 20

Week at a Glance



Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance happens annually on November 20th and is a day to honour those who have been lost to violence as a result of transphobia and to bring to attention the ongoing violence and oppression trans people continue to face.

This year, Pride and SASC are hosting a vigil event in the evening as well as 2 workshop & discussion events in the afternoon.



Allyship Discussion and Intra Trans Solidarity Discussion

Location: Student Union Building Ballroom
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm


Allyship Discussion: This facilitated discussion creates space to examine how allyship is practiced in and out of queer communities. The focus is on allyship with trans folks and communities and how to transform our allyship into one that is better enacted and embodied. 
Intra Trans* Solidarity Discussion: This facilitated discussion is a space to examine solidarity within the trans communities. This space is created for trans-identified folks to discuss how to navigate the range of experiences and needs that fall within this umbrella in a way that is active and intentional. 




Vigil Event

Location: Student Union Building Art Gallery

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Schedule:

> Candle Lighting 

> Open Mic & Speakers

> Panel Discussion



Queer U: call for submissions

As part of Outweek (feb 6-13), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual graduate level academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of graduate students and established scholars from across the west coast of north america and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.
This year, the theme is 
“Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots”. We are focusing on being able to give everyone who participates something to take away at the end of they day, so that they can develop their own thoughts and build on it in ways that are relevant to their lives. Whether this is a list of useful resources or literal tools to use to start discussions, our aim is to give everyone the foundation to work off of the histories we often forego and forget, and the confidence to make the changes they want to see happen in the world. Please try to work this into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.
This call for papers is open to graduate contributors and established scholars from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Strong undergraduate submissions are also accepted. Workshop Proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome; however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:
-Queer/Trans* Diasporas 
-Temporalities of Queer/Trans* Spaces
-Innovative looks at the Relationship Between Community and Identity
-Relationships Between Community and Wellness
-Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or intersectional feminist approaches are encouraged!
-Intersections of Queer/Trans* Communities with Systems of Power

if interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to prideubc@gmail.com no later than December 20th, 2014. Please Title email Queer U abstract.

The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, February 7th from 11am to 5pm and immediately be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

sessional collective meeting: Nov 22

Pride is holding a sessional collective meeting for Saturday, November 22 starting at 1PM! Room to be announced.



discussion groups

 

GLoW | TUESDAY | 3:30PM - 4:30PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)
Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]
 

On the QT | TUESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)

On the Quiet Time

talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

 

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11AM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Irving 191
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



TQT | THURSDAY | 4PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)
Totally Queer Thursdays




LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK



> NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, November 26th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee is meeting this week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 224

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

FACILITATION COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDEOFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

 

rgac meeting

Next RGAC meeting is Friday, November 21, 2014 | 5PM - 6PM
It will be held in the Resource Group Centre (SUB 245).

OUTweek 2015: looking for you!

Outweek 2015 is happening February 6th - February 14th! As we are planning for this exciting week, we are looking for a DJ and burlesque and drag performers interested in being part of our Closing Dance Celebration on Friday, February 13th. We are also looking for poets, slam poets, performance artists, and any other artistic performance you would like to share on Thursday, February 12th. We are also looking for visual artists who would like to display art in the space on that day as well!

call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the PrideCollective. We are looking for people to fit into a number of roles with the Pride Collective. No experience is required!

  • Events Committee Members
    • organize open events throughout the year
  • Accountability & Learning Committee Members
    • organize learning opportunities for organizers
    • collect and respond to feedback

If you are interested, please email us at prideubc@gmail.com for more information about how to get involved! All our other committees (above under "committee meetings") are always open to new members as well!

community events & notices
 

Fistmas: A Holiday Party You'll Wanna Give A Fuck About!

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 8PM - 12AM
Location: 8x6
Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/335121213333104/
Description: Tickets available at Little Sister's (1238 Davie St)

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ENTRY ONLY - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Confessions on the Dance Floor
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 10PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook Event:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/308911979293756/
Description: After a very successful Pride Confessions(thanks to all the babes like you who attended) 
Party Martyr Productions is doing a fall edition! Come out and loosen up those chilled bones on the dance Floor w awesome DJ's playing a variety of quality jams until late! Come out early and enjoy the $10 cover before midnight! Eye Candy by VJ Hot Jupiter. Poster design by Jenny Craig

Taking Liberties and Policing Borders
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues
Description:
Please join us for a night of discussion and activist art against the rise of detention and deportation of refugees and migrants in Canada.The first part of the night will be a roundtable and public discussion. Guest speakers are Chris Morrissey from Rainbow Refugee, Gina Csanyi-Robah from the Canadian Romani Alliance, Immigration Lawyers Peter Edelmen and Lesley Stalker. The second part of the night will be  the official opening of the Busting Borders Gallery, a collection of art work and poetry of immigrants and refugees. Artists include Salvador Ramirez, Emilio Rojas, Pablo Munoz, Raul Gatica, and Shayna Plaut. We will also have an impromptu art creation led by Artist and Activist Melanie Schambach. Everyone is welcomed to participate in the public discussion and art creation. The finished art product will be displayed at the Liu Gallery.

Capitalism is the Crisis
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/810583788988515/
Description: Cinema Politica UBC is very pleased to announce our FIRST SCREENING of the school year! On Monday November 17th, we will be screening Capitalism is the Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity from 6:30-9PM at the SFU Harbour Centre Downtown Vancouver (555 W Hastings St). The screening will take place in Labatt Hall Room 1700, and will be followed by a localized discussion on alternative movements in Vancouver with our speakers Glen Coulthard and Tamo Campos. The film follows global movements against capitalism in the search for an alternative way of organizing societies in our growing and ever-globalized world. This documentary explains the nature of the capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.

#iamastudent CARNIVAL AGAINST THE HIKES
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Norm Theatre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544297902478284/
Description: Live music + Art + Twister + Bar + Dancing against the international tuition and residence housing fee increases.

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex Reading Group
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 3PM
Loaction: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/741949392559879/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Description: This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the 

current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective. Special thanks to DS in Phoenix for convos that lead to this ‘zine and all those who provided comments/questions/disagreements. Don’t construe this as being for “white young middle class allies”, just for paid activists, non-profits, or as a friend said, “downwardly-mobile anarchists or students.” There are many so-called “allies” in the migrant rights struggle who support “comprehensive immigration reform” which furthers militarization of Indigenous lands.

Queers & Beers VI
Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Time: 6pm
Location: Bomber Brewing
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582209298674652/
Description: We pick a time and brewery each month. We come. We drink. We get our growlers filled. We have fun, leaving glitter and good tidings in our wake. Come with friends, come alone, come with a date, make new friends, talk to those you know, or keep to yourself, it's all good! 

An Examination of December 6th: 25 Years Later
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time: 12PM - 1:30PM
Location: Media Centre, Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392411370916004/?ref=22
Description: This panel discussion has been designed to investigate the Montreal Massacre, 25 years after it happened. In recognition of the heart wrenching events that took place on December 6th 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal we are making space to discuss the implications of this event within a larger 
social climate. What are the gender-based barriers faced by women in Canada and around the world? What aspects of gender-based violence often goes unseen? How does this day fit within our global setting? While much has changed, sadly, much has stayed the same. The purpose of this panel is to start a discussion on why the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is still important, and also create an opportunity for critical discussion around this day and who and what might be missing from larger discourses around gender-based violence.

DENIM VEST // Queer Sweaty Dance Party for the People!
Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Time: 10PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1429636103964007/
Description: Sliding Scale $10-$15 No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Asian Male Group Pilot Session
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Another Star Expressive Arts Therapy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350143905162702/
Description: There are numerous culturally specific barriers that Asian men face when it comes to love and sex. As an Asian man I think it is important to recognize the racial and cultural dimensions of our struggles with intimacy. I believe it is empowered for us to see them for what they are.

This experimental group is open to all self-identified Asian males of all bodies and orientations along the spectrum. We will be using various mediums including writing and movement to explore what Asian + Masculine means for us. Participants of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.



For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts
 

Queer this week: Nov 3rd

Week at a Glance

Mapping Our Legacies: Queer & Trans Lives Embodied

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 [THIS THURSDAY]
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Location: Student Union Building Room 215
Facebok Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/578028679009431/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

For Thrive Week (Nov 3 - 7),on November 6th, Pride is holding an event where will create our own individual Body Maps. Body maps are a way of envisioning the histories. ancestral and personal, experiences, and ways we feel about our lives and selves onto paper. We can indicate our fantastic selves, our survival, and all the magic every fibre of our body contains in paint and color. No art experience required, just a desire to come make art and share as much as you are comfortable with!



discussion groups



NEW TIME FOR TQT!

 
GLoW | TUESDAY | 3:30PM - 4:30PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]
 

On the QT | TUESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)

On the Quiet Time

talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

 

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Irving 191
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



TQT | THURSDAY | 4PM - 6:30PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)
Totally Queer Thursdays




LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK



> NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, November 12th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee is meeting this week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 224

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

FACILITATION COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY| 5PM - 7PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

OUTWEEK COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 7PM - 9PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

 

call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the Pride Collective. We are looking for people to fit into a number of roles with the Pride Collective. No experience is required!

  • Events Committee Members
    • organize open events throughout the year
  • Accountability & Learning Committee Members
    • organize learning opportunities for organizers
    • collect and respond to feedback

If you are interested, please email us at prideubc@gmail.com for more information about how to get involved! All our other committees (above under "committee meetings") are always open to new members as well!

community events & notices
 

ACTION CALL OUT: March and protest against the managers of homelessness

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
Time: 5:30PM
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493810717546493/
Description: The Social Housing Alliance calls for a major mobilization to confront, expose, and oppose the government policies and NGO industries that manage homeless, low-income, and Indigenous people without challenging or disrupting the systems and social conditions that cause homelessness and poverty.

Join us as we demonstrate at the opening dinner and reception for the conference on Monday Nov 3. We will meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 5:30pm to march to the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel where we will say: The market is the problem not the solution: Build homes now!



(Mis)Understanding Differences: The Perception(s) Surrounding the LGBTQ Community in African and Caribbean Countries
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 5PM - 7PM
Location: UBC Global Lounge
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/670593853055137/
Description: 
At this event, we aim to explore the current situation in these regions with regards to LGBTQ communities whilst contrasting it with what we experience within the diaspora. We hope to create a safe space for people to be comfortable in voicing their opinions, sharing their experiences as well as ask questions. 

Active Witnessing: An Empathetic Response to Racism and Social Anxiety

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 1PM - 2:30PM
Location: Liu Institute
Description: A discussion of racism and the social anxiety people on campus might experience. Learn new strategies to make UBC more welcoming and inclusive and join the discussion of how empathy can be useful in fighting racism which can help build positive mental health for people at UBC

REVERB: A Queer Reading Series Fall 2014
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 7PM - 9:30PM
Location: Gallery Gachet
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378559258964436/
Description: A Queer Reading Series aims to support and showcase emerging and established LGBT2QI writers through a quarterly reading series with an anti-oppressive framework. We believe that writing is a radical act that can transform dominant narratives about whose lives and loves are important and valued, and that sharing that writing can empower, inspire and transform ourselves and our communities. 

The Network's November 1st Friday

Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Time:5:30 PM

Location: 1239 Davie St

The Network is UBC's queer grad student network!

Description:Join us downtown at UpperDeck to drink and chat with queer students and researchers from across the university! If you haven't checked us out before, it's a great way to meet new people in a friendly and welcoming environment.



Look for the rainbow flags or call Charles at 604-220-0314 if you can't find us.

Sing Out and Stand Up for Burnaby Mountain - Unceded Coast Salish Territory
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 1PM - 3PM
Location: Burnaby Mountain
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/262399693969736/
Description: 
We love our precious parks and want to stand up to protect them for future generations! Please come up to one of the most beautiful parks in our region on top of Burnaby Mountain! We are going to sing, dance and inspire each other to NEVER stop standing up to protect what we love! ♥

Fistmas: A Holiday Party You'll Wanna Give A Fuck About!
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 8PM - 12AM
Location: 8x6
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/335121213333104/
Description: Tickets available at Little Sister's (1238 Davie St)

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ENTRY ONLY - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
More details TBA




For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts
 

 

 

 

queer & fearless: embrace your inner monster (QTW: October 27 - October 31)

Week at a Glance

queer & fearless mayhem: embrace your inner monster



You thought you knew the Abdul Ladha building, a quaint little science building that you walked by every day. You sometime hear the sounds of haunting beats and dancing ghosts, you chalked it up to the wind though, or something like that. But what if we told you that there was some substance to those sounds? What if we told you, that, on one misty night, the building will transform into its true form: a Castle of Darkness and Unimaginable Horror? 



Join us on November 1st for a night of haunting, hexing, and consensual hickeys. There will be scarily good Halloween snacks, a photobooth, trick or treating, a tarot table, games, and dancing! Come in the scariest/queerest costumes you can find because there will be a chance for you to show it off!




Pride's Halloween dance will be happening this year on November 1st from 6:30pm - 12am at Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503599719897350/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming



asexual awareness week



Happy asexual awareness week! Take a moment to think about how you can support ace spectrum folks in our communities! If asexuality or the ace spectrum is a new concept for you, take a moment to start learning!



discussion groups



NEW TIMES FOR GLoW, LFF, and TQT!

 
GLoW | TUESDAY | 3:30PM - 4:30PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]
 

On the QT | TUESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)

On the Quiet Time

talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

 

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Irving 191
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



TQT | THURSDAY | 5PM - 7:30PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)
Totally Queer Thursdays


This Week: Halloween Movie Night - Beetlejuice!



LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK

> THIS WEEK: Wednesday, October 29th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310
 

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committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee is not meeting this week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 224

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

 

call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the Pride Collective. We are looking for people to fit into a number of roles with the Pride Collective. No experience is required!

  • Events Committee Members
    • organize open events throughout the year
  • Accountability & Learning Committee Members
    • organize learning opportunities for organizers
    • collect and respond to feedback

If you are interested, please email us at prideubc@gmail.com for more information about how to get involved! All our other committees (above under "committee meetings") are always open to new members as well!

upcoming event: Mapping Our Legacies: Queer & Trans Lives Embodied
For Thrive Week (Nov 3 - 7),on November 6th, Pride is holding an event where will create our own individual Body Maps. Body maps are a way of envisioning the histories. ancestral and personal, experiences, and ways we feel about our lives and selves onto paper. We can indicate our fantastic selves, our survival, and all the magic every fibre of our body contains in paint and color. No art experience required, just a desire to come make art and share as much as you are comfortable with!

community events & notices
 

AMS Annual General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 12pm
Location: UBC SUB Partyroom
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/725874837501025/
Description: Come vote on STUDENT ACTION ON FEE INCREASES at the AMS Annual General Meeting! WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK! A quorum/total of 500 students are needed to pass binding resolutions! Make sure you're there, and bring all your friends! 

A discussion with Chris Dixon: For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: The Purple Thistle
Description: 
Radical activists and organizers across North America face many similar challenges as we work to build movements capable of transforming the world: How can we most productively manifest our values through our organizing? How can we move beyond self-selected activist circles? How can we avoid getting stuck in dead-end ways of doing things? How can we build structures that foster, rather than fracture, movements? And how can we link our day-to-day fights with longer-term visions? Drawing on interviews with experienced organizers across North America, this workshop will distill lessons for developing effective, visionary movements. It will also open a space to discuss the challenges we face and what we are learning together as we grapple with them.

Creating Safe Community Spaces
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 10am - 4:30pm
Location: Halpern Centre at SFU
Decription: 
In partnership with SFU School of Communication, FNSA, Women's Centre, WAVAW, and SFPIRG we invite you to a one day event where we will discuss how to build an inclusive and anti-oppressive academic community. 

Film Screening: On the Side of the Road
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 12pm
Location: Norm Theatre at UBC
Description: 
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

All Bodies Swim
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Templeton Pool
Description: All Bodies Swim is a volunteer-ru
n grassroots group organizing body-positive nights at a public pool. We work to creatively resist society's pressures to fit unhealthy and impossible Western body image ideals.

Active Witnessing: An Empathetic Response to Racism and Social Anxiety
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 1PM - 2:30PM
Location: Liu Institute
Description: 
A discussion of racism and the social anxiety people on campus might experience. Learn new strategies to make UBC more welcoming and inclusive and join the discussion of how empathy can be useful in fighting racism which can help build positive mental health for people at UBC. 

For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

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"Pride UBC is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexuality to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride UBC provide support and information to those who self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered; assists people who are coming out; supplies a forum for dialogue about sexuality; holds social events, and educates the wider UBC community about the variation in human sexuality. Members of the group come from diverse backgrounds and everyone is welcome regardless of sexuality."