The SLC came to life on Monday as we hosted two incredible events!
The morning started with the installation of the Pride flag above the Library’s Research Help centre – at the Library’s westside entrance located on the SLC’s second floor. The flag was installed by Positive Space, in collaboration with the Library. Positive Space is a volunteer staff and faculty community network for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.
At noon, Positive Space hosted the Pride Kick-Off event in the SLC’s Amphitheatre. All community members were welcome to join in the celebration as speakers touched upon what pride means to them and their community, and brought forward a call to action to encourage equity, and to empower the lost voices in the community. Speakers also discussed this year’s Display Your Pride themes of environmental sustainability, and impactful, systemic change.
While Pride Kick-Off was taking place on the first floor, Trans Youth Canada’s event Restoring the Circle: Trans Youth Inclusion in Healthcare, Schools, and Social Services was taking place on the eighth. This trans youth-led event partners young trans community educators with international leaders to teach about inclusion across service sectors.
The SLC is excited to take part in the #DisplayYourPride Contest running until June 13th. We invite you to stop by our Welcome Desk and Headquarters at LIB 272B from June 10th – June 13th to check out our progress or get involved!
Our number one principle is meeting the needs of our students and we strive to continually evolve our practices, training, and processes as we learn from our community.
We are always happy to hear how we can help make the SLC a safer space. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the many ways you can enjoy Pride at Ryerson, check out the full list of Positive Space Events. If you would like to get involved with Positive Space, email email@example.com
We wish you all a Pride 2019 full of growth, love, and support!