Pride Month Events at Mohawk College
All Events can be found at the following address: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/events?audience=All&campus=All&event_type=1346&department=All&facility=All&facility_department=All
Events for all employees:
Wednesday June 8 at 10 am- 11 am – THROUGH THE RAINBOW – Authentic 2SLGBTQIA+ Storytelling, Advertising and Media
THROUGH THE RAINBOW: Authentic 2SLGBTQ+ Storytelling, Advertising, and Media
Strategies for telling affirming stories that truly reflect queer and trans realities
Eli (they/them) and Dean (he/him) from The 519 Communications Team will share practical tips for telling authentic stories, while not tokenizing your characters. They will explain the importance of identity conscious casting and how to avoid pink-washing and give you concrete strategies to brave the backlash you may receive for creating 2SLGBTQ+ affirming content. Don’t miss this enlightening session that will take your story-making out of the fog and into the clear light of day.
Thursday June 23rd from 9am – 12 pm - Creating Trans Inclusive Environments in the Workplace and Beyond (session is full)
This interactive workshop will help you and your teams gain a deeper understanding of 2SLGBTQIA communities and how to begin fostering more affirming spaces at work (and beyond) that celebrate the dignity of queer and trans people. You will learn common terms used by and for 2SLGBTQIA folks, deepen your understanding of self-determination, and discuss the importance of using and respecting people’s pronouns. You will learn about discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and explore best practices on interrupting violence and harm and how to be an ally to 2SLGBTQIA communities.
Events for employees and students:
Friday June 10 at 12:30 – 1:30 pm - CHANGING THE FORECAST: Becoming A Fierce Advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities
Strategies for standing up for systemic change to improve 2 Spirit, queer, and trans futures
Channel the winds of change! Dani (she/they) will be your fearless leader and guide in your quest to decolonize and degenderize your allyship. Her deep wisdom creates a space where advocacy feels like magic, and people can connect and cast a brighter future for us all. Through an intersectional framework, we will collaborate and reimagine our cultures and futures where everyone can feel proud. Sky's the limit!
Students: To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Event – Guest Speaker – Black Women in Motion Present: Developing Supportive and Healthy Queer Relationships- a Guide for Partners and Allies June 29th 1pm to 2:30 pm
Details to be added to our events page found here: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/events?audience=All&campus=All&event_type=1346&department=All&facility=All&facility_department=All