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Dalhousie Pride Week

The second annual Dalhousie Pride Week takes place from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 30, 2017. Human Rights & Equity Services, along with various Centres, Services, Departments, Offices and Programs on campus and in the surrounding Halifax and Truro areas, will offer a wide range of events during Dalhousie Pride Week that will focus on both education and celebration of LGBTQ2SIA+* communities.

Thank you to everyone who joined us to make Dalhousie Pride Week a success

*LGBTQ2SIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two Spirit, Intersex, Asexual)

(The dates below reflect events that happened in 2017.)

Friday, July 21

Halifax Campus Flag Raising - 11am
We welcome everyone to join the Dalhousie Student Union and Dalhousie University as we raise the pride flag on Studley campus.
Studley Quad; 11:00am with reception to follow in the Student Union Building, Council Chambers

Agricultural Campus Flag Raising - 12pm
The Dal AC kicks off their Pride celebration with the raising of the Pride flag in the amphitheater! Join in for a chance to make your own customized button showcasing your pride, enjoy Strawberry Shortcake, register to be on the AC Float during the Parade and receive your Proud at Dal T-Shirt (limited numbers so show up early)!
Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, amphitheater; 12:00 – 1:00pm  

Saturday, July 22

Halifax Pride Parade - 1pm
March with the Dalhousie contingent - meeting at 12pm in the parking lot, (DND dockyard, with entrance on Barrington - Dalhousie is spot 58 in the parade) OR cheer us on from the Dal Cheering section - located in front of the Architecture building (5410 Spring Garden Road - adjacent to the Halifax Central Library). T-shirts will be provided in both locations(limited numbers available), with free freezies and Pride flag tempoary tattoos at the Cheering section.
The parade will start at 1:00pm, and the Parade route can be found HERE.

Pride Day Drop-In Hangout - 1pm
South House is offering their space as an alternative to the activities being offered by Halifax Pride, recognizing that this time of year can be hard for folks; they welcome you to bring your rage, tears, and emotions to share. This is a free event, offering snacks, games and crafty activities. Feel free to drop-in or stay for the entire time. There isn't a formal discussion planned but they are holding space for folks to bring any thoughts they have around pride and what it means to them.
*This is a closed event for Queer, Trans, Intersex and 2 Spirit folks*
~~Access Notes~~ The space is accessible via ramp however, the doors are not automatic. There is an all genders washroom equipped with grab bars, but the door is narrow. We will be providing snacks/ tea and coffee. The space is not scent free due to some recent scented toiletry donations, but is a low scent space.
South House, 1443 Seymour Street, Halifax; 1:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, July 23

Monday, July 24

prideHealth Lunch and Learn: Understanding LGBTIQ+ Health - 12pm
Join Health Promotions Professor Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan for two panel discussions focused on LGBTIQ+ health; each of the Lunch and Learn pannels will showcase different perspectives, issues, etc. 
Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer St, Royal Bank Theatre; 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, July 25

prideHealth Lunch and Learn: Understanding LGBTIQ+ Health - 12pm
Join Health Promotions Professor Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan for two panel discussions focused on LGBTIQ+ health; each of the Lunch and Learn pannels will showcase different perspectives, issues, etc. 
IWK Health Centre, 5980 University Ave, Parker Reception Room; 12:00 - 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 26

Pride Celebration: History and Art - 2pm
Join the Dal AC community to celebrate Pride with an afternoon of art and history! Faculty, staff and students are welcome to take part in an open discussion about pride in our community, and the painting of 6 canvas in the colours of the pride flag. We will learn the history of the pride flag as we enjoy a light lunch, and take part in creating a piece of art that will be displayed in the MacRae Library over the next months. There will be extra canvas available for people to express their experiences of being out, an ally, and supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community.
Haley Institute, room 116; 2:00 – 3:00pm

Thursday, July 27

Queens & Cowboys (film screening) - 12pm
Pride is a time for celebration and acceptance of yourself and your community! Join the Dal AC for a showing of Queens and Cowboys. This event is open to students, staff, faculty, and the community. Come and celebrate pride and enjoy a snack, while we watch this film that chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association.
Haley Institute, room 116; 12:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, July 28

Saturday, July 29

2nd Annual Truro Pride Parade - 2pm
We welcome the Dalhousie community to join our parade entry, which will be colourful and enthusiastic! The Dal AC contingent will meet at 1:15pm at the Truro Stadium on Lorne Street.
The parade will start at 2:00pm, beginning at the Colchester Legion Stadium and ending green space in front of the Colchester East Hants Regional Library.

Sunday, July 30

Family Friendly Picnic in the Commons - 1pm
Spend an afternoon chilling in the park with South House for a picnic!! There will be lots of snacks and activities and always great convos!! Please feel free to bring your own snacks or fun summer outside activities if you want! 
This is a summer Queer and Trans event organized by South House as an alternative to corporate pride activities for folks.
All children welcome! 
~~~Access notes~~~
This event will be outside at the commons. Accessible washrooms are available. We will be setting up the picnic by the fountain in the commons close to a path for folks to easily access the spot. If you have any questions about this event please feel free to contact outreach@southhousehalifax.ca
Meet by the water fountain on the Halifax Commons; 1:00 -3:00pm