In the city: We are here – Hamilton Pride

Throughout this week, Hamilton Pride will host events in the city.  From pool parties, a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, an AIDS candlelight vigil, workshops, and lots of social gatherings, to be sure this Hamilton Pride week will be the best yet.   But wait, even more events are planned for the weekend, so be sure to check the event listing for more details.

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If you don’t want the party to stop, from June 20 – 29, 2014, Toronto is hosting World Pride 2014.With its mission “…to hold an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA communities. It will highlight Canada’s continued progress in human rights, and the diversity and dynamism of Toronto;” there is something for everyone to enjoy the entire month of June.

Since diversity strengthens communities, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility, ; Mohawk College faculty and staff are participating in training sessions.  Organized by Social Inc., the aim of this training is to promote inclusion in physical and virtual learning spaces, and to ensure that everyone is aware of how to support marginalized students.

The Mohawk College Library has a variety of resources that deal with inclusiveness and education about LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, 2 Spirited, Allies) communities.  The book Gay life and culture: A world history, is a collection of thought-provoking essays about what makes gay life and culture universal throughout human culture and across time.  You can find other resources by clicking this link.

Practicing what they preach, Mohawk College proudly raises the rainbow flag at the Fennell Avenue campus entrance.  How are you going to show your pride?

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