Bow Valley College is excited to host its second virtual Pride Week for 2022
We are thrilled to announce Pride Week 2022 happening February 14 through 18, 2022. This year's theme centres around the concept of "belonging" and is a collective celebration of LGBTQ2S+ individuals and communities at Bow Valley College. Pride Week is a collaborative effort by Learner Success Services, SABVC, students, and employees from diverse Schools.
What’s happening this year?
For Pride Week 2022, Bow Valley College will host and participate in virtual events and original content open to all faculty, staff, and students. Be sure to check back during Pride Week for more exciting resources to come. And don’t forget to register for these exciting and informative virtual events:
Two-Spirit Teachings with Elder Alice Kaquitts, Stoney Nakoda Nation
Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Elder Alice Kaquitts from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation will join us on February 15 to share a Blessing, Prayer, and teachings. In addition, Elder Alice will provide a teaching on Stoney Nakoda History and how Two-Spirit People were respected and acknowledged in Indigenous communities. Join us on February 15 to learn about Two-Spirit History, teachings, and creating community.
About Elder Alice Kaquitts
Elder Alice resides on the Stoney Reserve in Morley and is a member of the Wesley First Nation. They are a part of the Morely Pride Organization, which organized the first-ever two-spirit pride event on an Alberta First Nations reserve.
Film Screening and Guest Appearance from Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza - Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne
Date: Wednesday, February 16
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Join our presentation of Picture This, a 30-minute documentary by Jari Osborne following Andrew Gurza, a self-described "queer cripple." Picture This explores Andrew's work as he plans the second edition of Justify My Love, a sex-positive play party that the international media was quick to call a "handicapped orgy" when it launched in Toronto the year before. At the heart of the film is the uneasy dichotomy that disabled people face, of feeling either invisible or like a freak show, especially regarding their sexuality. Picture This invites us to see them for who they are.
Following the screening, Andrew will join us virtually to expand on his lived experience, what has changed in the community since the Picture This was released, and answer audience questions.
Trans Identities Workshop presented by Skipping Stone
Date: February 17
Join us for this 2-hour interactive workshop hosted by Skipping Stone. This workshop will focus on trans identities and core concepts. This is a great opportunity for people who are wanting to learn more about trans identities and work towards expanding their knowledge to become a better ally. Skipping Stone leads the way in providing affirming care to trans and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families. Learn more about Skipping Stone.
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Personal gender pronouns
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Gender identity expression
Understanding the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.