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Pride Week 2017

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Date: Monday 25 September - Thursday 28 September 2017
Venue: Hawthorn Campus

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Students, staff and friends of the Swinburne community are invited to join our celebration of love, equality and pride with the rest of our LGBTIQ community at the university’s 2017 Pride Week celebrations.

We have events planned across the Croydon, Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses, so you can all take part in celebrating diversity, inclusion and equality at Swinburne.



10.30am - 11.30am

Monday 25 September 

LGBTIQ Research Showcase

Join members of the Swinburne academic and research community as they showcase LGBTI-related research across a number of disciplines at Swinburne. 

Speakers presenting include:
Dr Lucy Nicholas, Director of Melbourne Gender, Queer and Feminist Research Network
Associate Professor Deborah Dempsey, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Dr Peter Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Dr Shenshen Cai, Lecturer in Chinese
Dr Simone Buzwell, Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences
Professor Kath Albury (Lecturer in media and communication)
Ryan Storr (PhD student from Victoria University) 

TD 121

Hawthorn campus

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1pm - 2pm

Monday 25 September

Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse People at Swinburne The Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program invites you to attend a seminar that looks at how Swinburne is supporting the transgender community.


Hawthorn campus

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10am - 12pm

Tuesday 26 September

Pride Morning Tea Celebrate diversity, inclusion and love with staff and students at this morning tea in Wantirna with Swinburne Student Life.

Staff room

Wantirna campus

2pm - 4pm

Tuesday 26 September

Pride Afternoon Tea Celebrate diversity, inclusion and love with staff and students at this afternoon tea in Croydon with Swinburne Student Life.


Croydon campus

11.30am - 2.30pm

Wednesday 27 September

Hawthorn Campus Barbecue Drop in for a BBQ lunch, prepared and served by the Swinburne Student Union. 


Hammer & Swine

Hawthorn campus

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 28 September

Pride Day March Join us for a festive Pride Day event, which will include speeches from Peter McEwan, Property and Program Committee Co-Chair from the Victorian Pride Centre and Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, our Vice-Chancellor and President. The event will conclude with a Pride march around the Hawthorn campus.

Wear your brightest colours to share in the celebration.

Wakefield Gardens

Hawthorn campus

7.30pm - 1.00am

Thursday 28 September

Swinburne Queer Gala

Join the Swinburne Queer Collective for the 2017 Swinburne Queer Gala.

Dress in your best for a night to be yourself and to bring whoever you like. All are welcome to join, whether they are students, staff, or members of the community. Dress to impress!

Richmond Town Hall

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Contact Information: Walter Robles