Discussion, pride walk, film viewing and campaign to celebrate LGBTQ+ community
Indiana University Northwest is celebrating Pride with a week-long series of events from June 26-30.
Pride Month creates an opportunity to generate awareness surrounding the issues and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This year, IU Northwest continues to foster an inclusive environment with a host of activities to contribute to a world where every LGBTQ+ person is afforded health, safety, and are celebrated and joyful in every aspect of their lives.
For additional information on Pride Month, its history, and how you can make an impact, visit the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Count Me In” campaign. There, you can learn how to share messages on social media, explore transgender myths and facts, sign the pledge, contact state legislators and more.
All IU Northwest Pride Month events and activities are free.
June 26 • Pride Walk
John W. Anderson Library • 11:30 a.m.
Participants will march around campus, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer social and self-acceptance, achievements, legal rights and pride. The march ends at the Tamarack Green firepit where there will be a guest speaker, discussion, free gifts, light refreshments and musical entertainment.
June 27 • Stonewall Uprising
John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105 • 11 a.m.
A viewing and discussion of the film “Stonewall Rising,” which depicts an important moment in the Gay Rights Movement. The 90-minute film will be followed by a discussion led by Patrick Johnson, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Department of Communication. Light refreshments will be provided.
June 29 • Discussion of LGBTQI+ Rights and Legislation
Zoom • 1-2:30 p.m. CST
An insightful discussion of local and national LGBTQ+ legislation will be discussed and its implications for our shared communities. Speakers include Director of the LGBTQI+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington, Bruce Smail; Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow at IU Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, Steve Sanders; IU Northwest SPEA professor, Monica Solinas-Saunders; and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at IU Northwest, Dr. Tanice Foltz.
For additional details on all Pride Month activities, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs’ events site.