Swinburne Pride 2019
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|Date:||Thursday 22 August|
Swinburne students, staff, alumni, and industry and community partners are invited to join the festivities at Pride 2019.
At Swinburne, we’re made up of a community of students and staff from diverse sexes, sexual orientations and gender identities. We're committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for our LGBTI community.
Join us in promoting LGBTI awareness and inclusion, and in celebrating love, equality and pride at Swinburne.
11am – 2pm: Pride Fair, ATC Walkway
Get festive with face painting, free fairy floss and badge making activities, and chat to a number of LGBTI community organisations including Wear it Purple, Out for Australia, Living Positive Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health about the resources and support services available to our LGBTI community.
2 - 3pm: Queer Collective Open House, Level 2 AD Building
The Swinburne Student Union Queer Collective are opening the Queer Space to students and staff, so you can check out the activities and services they provide. The Queer Space is an on-campus lounge and resource centre for our LGBTI students.
3.30pm: Keynote addresses, ATC 103
Hear from our Vice-President Engagement, Jane Ward speak about Swinburne's commitment to LGBTI inclusion, and guest speaker, Rebekah Robertson talk about the role of family and social networks in supporting LGBTI youth, particularly those who identify as trans and gender diverse. Rebekah is co-patron of Wear it Purple and Founder of Transcend, Australia’s first parent-led peer support network for families of transgender children. Doors open from 3pm.
4pm: Pride March, departing from ATC Foyer
Join the colourful march around campus and help us celebrate love, equality and pride at Swinburne.
4.30 - 6pm: After March Soiree, Level 3, UN Building
After the march, join us for light refreshments at the Swinburne Student Union Hammer and Swine.
The event is free and open to all. To keep in the loop with updates, RSVP on Facebook.
Swinburne has a number of services available to support our LGBTI students and staff:
- Support and advice regarding disrespectful behaviour with Safer Community
- Personal safety with Swinburne Security
- Counselling and psychological services with Health and Wellbeing
- Sexual and medical health with Health and Wellbeing
- Independent advocacy service with Swinburne Student Life
- Representation, welfare and events with the Swinburne Student Union
- Trans and gender diverse students with the Gender Agenda