Pride Week 2020

Check out how we celebrated Pride Week in 2020.

This year’s theme was Intersections of Pride.

Activities during MacEwan’s fourth annual Pride Week ranged from the opening day Pride March and discussions about about Two Spirit teachings and health, to the outrageous camp and glamour of drag performers.

Self-care is important, so people were encouraged to connect with the Peer Health Education Team’s free Pride-themed Wellness Station, which included colouring, button making, and learning more about Pride. 

The Griffins men’s and women’s hockey teams used Pride Tape in their warmups in support of MacEwan's Pride Week. 

The City of Edmonton lit up the High Level Bridge in support of MacEwan’s Pride Week.


Missed the 2020 events? No problem!

Pride March 2020
Pride Week began on the right foot with the Pride March, starting at MacEwan Residence and moving east through City Centre Campus.

Resource Fair
Opportunity to meet MacEwan LGBTQ2S+ and allied groups and learn about community resources.

Indigenous Two-Spirit Teachings
Elder Leonard Saddleback of Samson Cree Nation led Two-Spirit teachings in the gathering space at kihêw waciston.

Human Library
Alumni and community members shared experiences of being subjected to stigma based on sexual identity.

MAG X MacEwan Pride Week
Attendees could discover what community means to them by creating a personalized quilt square to be added to the LGBTQ2S+ and Allies community quilt.

Five@50: A National Film Board Screening and Discussion
Five personal stories of victories, losses and empowerment were shared in Five@50.

LGBTQ2S+ Health in Alberta: Issues, Challenges and Hope
Panel discussion on building an inclusive, accessible and supportive health care system, which included representatives from The Rainbow Clinic at MacEwan University Health Centre, Edmonton Men's Health Collective, Firekeepers YEG, Alberta Health Services, and Independent Diversity Consultants.

Inqueeries Meeting with Janis Irwin
Janis Irwin, an inspirational leader and openly gay woman MLA, spoke to students.

Pride Olympics
Opportunity to participate in a new activity every hour, including Tight n’ Bright 70’s Disco Spin, Rainbow Relay and Dodgeball.

Ace in an Allo World
Discussion on Asexual and Aromantic identities and Ace-Spectrum perspectives on consent, sexual violence and rape culture.

Drag Show
Having fun on a Thursday evening — being your true self in this community event.

2020 Sponsors:

  • Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose
  • Inqueeries
  • John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery
  • kihêw waciston
  • MacEwan Library
  • MacEwan Residence
  • MacEwan University Health Centre
  • Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity
  • Office of Teaching and Learning Services
  • Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU)
  • School of Social Work
  • Sport and Wellness
  • Wellness and Psychological Services