CENTRE for SEXUAL and GENDER DIVERSITY

Pride Week

In person or online, informative workshops and panels, hangouts and drag shows—participate in a variety of events during Pride Week.

In March each year, the MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity hosts Pride Week, celebrating the diversity of LGBTQ2S+ communities and allies. This awareness-raising and celebratory week aims to create and support a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in the university community, and build bridges to the broader Edmonton community.

Pride Week 2022

From March 7 to 11, MacEwan worked closely with other schools in the NorthSide Pride Collaborative Project. Events were hosted by MacEwan University, Concordia University of Edmonton, NAIT, Norquest College, and The King's University. All events were free! There was something for everyone—alumni, staff, faculty and students—at #PrideWeek2022 #NorthSidePride #MacEwanPride

Each year, MacEwan Pride Week identifies a local charity to support. For 2022, we encouraged participants to support the SAMU Pantry.

The High Level Bridge was lit up for Pride the evening of March 10.

Missed the 2022 events? No problem!

Video links available for most events. View the full Pride Week 2022 playlist on YouTube.

Pride Week 2022 Welcoming Messages
Pride 2022 opening with greetings from collaborating partners.

King’s Talks About Pride: A Panel Discussion
The King's University faculty members discussed Pride history, supporting marginalized communities, and calls for a renewed understanding of Christian sexuality.

A Place for Us: Queer Spaces as Community Care
Community dialogue on the persistent quest for safe, affirming spaces for Queer folks of all ages.

Underscoring IDEAS: Coddling (Talking about Safety)
Examining the notion of "coddling" and how it affects the concept of "safe spaces."

Edmonton Queer History Project Launch
The rich queer history of the Edmonton region was celebrated with guest speakers Mayor Sohi, MacEwan University President Trimbee, Michael Phair, and other guests and dignitaries. Attendees met at Michael Phair Park to launch the Edmonton Queer History Project.

How to Be a Bisexual Sword Fighter
Live from her personal armoury, Janine shared stories about how gender and sexuality intersected and informed her work in an industry dominated by men.

Living Library: Queering the Prairies
What happens when your community growing up is less of a reflection of who you are, but rather of who you are not?

Rainbow Pride Zumba
A colourful and invigorating Zumba session was delivered by instructor, Korinna Levangie.

Living Library: Nonbinary in a Binary World
What is it like to be nonbinary, living in a very binary and gendered world?

A Gathering of Educators
NorthSide Pride Collaborative Project invited post-secondary faculty and staff for a collaborative discussion on LBGTQ2S+ experiences on our campuses.

Show Your Pride in the Kitchen
Make rainbow pizzas with Stump Kitchen's Alexis Hillyard!

Queers & Peers Mentorship
NAIT's new pilot initiative was discussed, Queers & Peers Mentorship—a staff-led initiative to build relationships that center on learning about queer lived experiences.

Supporting Queer and Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence
People learned about foundational support skills, and explored strategies for responding to sexual violence in ways that affirm the identities and lived experiences of queer and trans survivors. Presented by Meagan Simon and Roxanne Runyon.

Burlesque is a Revolution
A conversation with four burlesque artists—Holly Von Sinn (they/them), Luna La Pearl (she/her), Fanny LuPhine (she/her), and Jezebel Sinclair (she/her)—who discussed their own experiences with burlesque as a sexual art form and community that has grown around it.

No Closets in Tipis: A 2 Spirit Roundtable with Edmonton 2 Spirit Society
Panel discussion with Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S) on all things Two-Spirit.

Living Library: Trans Trilogy
Open your minds and hearts, engage in stories that are beyond pink and blue. The Living Library provided an opportunity for conversation and learning about lived experiences.

Unexpected Intersections: Queer, Kinky and Disabled
Being Queer is a radical act of love and a form of protest. What happens when your queer identity suddenly intersects with a disability? Or when your idea of love and pleasure falls outside the mainstream?

Hiding in the Binary
How can we capture data about people, especially those who don't conform to binary identities? Presented by NAIT Digital Media and IT instructors, Dana and Valerie.

Living Library: Two-Spiritedness – A Lifetime to Find
Lisia Morin nit’siy’hkason (I am called) shared the story of finding a two-spirit identity.

Chat with CHARM: A Conversation About Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training – CANCELLED
Dimitri Kachenyuk, BSc, PharmD, APA, was invited to share about harm reduction and how to use naloxone to save a life.

Creating (and Maintaining) Affirming Learning Environments for LGBTQ2S+ Students
From the syllabus to the finals, learn how to take your inclusive practices to another level.

Explore the Rainbow Part II: Queer Storytelling
An introduction to sexual and gender diversity, part two of a three-part series of free webinars. Stories and lived experiences were shared by our special guests, Jessica Scalzo, Alex Marshall, and Wil Fujarczuk.

T4T Research: Trans Community-based Intersectional, Relational and Decolonial Approaches
We explored the question, "what is trans research?" through a recent qualitative, community-based project, inAalberta, that traced the effects of COVID-19 on 2STNBGN people.

Streaming With Pride – A Drag and Burlesque Celebration!
Fruit Loop Edmonton was ready to thrill us again with this live-streamed and glittering event!

After Care
Exhibition at the Mitchell Art Gallery featuring artists who have lived experience of the lateral violence unduly placed on marginalized communities, reflecting on the practice of progressive models of sexual after care.

Volunteer

Get involved as a volunteer and enhance your understanding of the MacEwan community during Pride Week.

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Past events

Pride Week 2021

Pride Week 2021

What we did in 2021

Pride Week 2020

Pride Week 2020

What we did in 2020

Pride Week 2019

Pride Week 2019

What we did in 2019