Pride Month Lunch & Learn Series
We are hosting a series of lunch and learn events to celebrate Pride. Each virtual session will be hosted on Microsfot Teams during lunch hour on Mondays; this way, we can begin every week of June thinking about the ways in which we can support a safe and inclusive campus for all 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty. Click the links below to register for the Teams event, and share far and wide.
Pronouns in Practice: June 5th 12-1pm
Facilitators: Joyceln Lorito (she/her) & Mack Park (they/them)
Session Description: This interactive session will explore the meaning and use of pronouns. We will provide an opportunity to practice the use of different pronouns in a brave space, where we welcome all participants' individual learning journeys as part of our collective path forward.
This is the direct TEAMS MEETING LINK if you are unable to register
Windsor/Detroit Queer History June 12th 12-1pm
Facilitators: Ash O'Neil (she/they), Joyceln Lorito (she/her), & Mack Park (they/them)
Session Description: This session will focus on the history and contributions of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities within the greater Windsor-Essex and Detroit areas. We will discuss the various movements that have contibuted to our current climate, and events that have led to what is now the Windsor-Essex Pride Fest (held annually in August). We hope this session will provide a sense of our rich and diverse past that has laid the foundation for queer folks to live, love, celebrate, organize, and continue to fight for justice in our community today.
Queer Pedagogy: June 19th 12-1pm
Facilitator: Ash O'Neil (she/they, Office of Open Learning)
Session Description:Queer pedagogy challenges the structures and practices that have historically marginalized and subjugated both students and teachers who fall outside of heterosexual and cisgender identities. This session will explore the connections between critical pedagogy (e.g., bell hooks & Paolo Friere) and queer theory (e.g., Judith Butler & Michel Foucault), and how we can all use these lessons to create more inclusive and transformative learning environments.
Queer Media Corner: June 26th 12-1pm
Facilitators: Joyceln Lorito (she/her), Ash O'Neil (she/they), & Mack Park (they/them)
Session Description: Come with your recommendations! This session will be more of an informal discussion about all the places 2SLGBTQIA+ folks can finally see themselves represented - in TV, movies, theatre, music, books, and podcasts. Facilitators will share some of their favourites, and encourage you to share too, enhancing our ability to consume media that nurtures our queer souls, and in the process, support queer creators.
The UWindsor PRIDE Campaign is run by the UWindsor PRIDE Committee, a collection of faculty, staff, and students in our UWindsor community.
The Committee is made up of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual/aromantic, and more) and accomplices (our favourite new term for allies. We work to foster social, academic and personal growth for all individuals in the UWindsor community, through support, awareness, promotion and education regarding 2SLGBTQ+ issues, rights and experiences.
Learn more about the UWindsor PRIDE Campaign and the UWindsor PRIDE Committee on our About page.
Learn about pronouns and inclusive language on our Pronouns page.
There are a lot of opportunities on campus for education, conversation, and community:
Workshops and Events
Academic Opportunities and Research
Learn more about what's happening on our campus on our On-Campus Opportunities page.
If you need support there are lots of options both on and off campus.
Check out our Resources page for a list of resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.
Contact us by email at email@example.com
Check out our Contact Us page for more information, including our social media and our team members!