Pride Week 2021

March 1, 2021 – March 5, 2021

Join MacEwan University to celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and to support the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies.

Pride Week 2021 goes virtual this year, with a mix of live events and prerecorded experiences.

This year’s celebrations are deeply collaborative and, for the first time, multi-institutional, as we welcome our neighboring post-secondary communities from NAIT, NorQuest and Concordia University of Edmonton to join in this week of fun, unique and educational events.

In addition to the below activities, don’t miss the rainbows downtown, thanks to ATB and the City of Edmonton — don’t forget to tag MacEwan’s Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity in your photos on social with #MacEwanPride:


Monday, March 1

All day

Poetry Reading with Poet Laureate Nisha Patel
Unique poetry reading by Edmonton’s award winning Poet Laureate. Tune in
and hear her poem written specially for Pride Week 2021.

10 a.m.

Pride Week Opening Ceremonies and Virtual Smudge

1 p.m.

Caretakers of History Ethics and Storytelling with Writer in Residence

Tuesday, March 2

10 a.m.

Mothering They/Them

2 p.m.

How to Support Queer and Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence

Wednesday, March 3

1 p.m.

Inclusive Housing Panel Discussion

6 p.m.

Identity Through Dress: Dressing The Little Deputy

Thursday, March 4

All day

Closet Tours with Holly Von Sinn
Join local and internationally recognized performer for an intimate tour of
their endless closet of cool.

2 p.m.

Perspectives on Queer Organizing in YEG: Resistance of Police Violence

7 p.m.

Drag Makeup and Storytelling Workshop with Kat Astrophic and the Theatre Garage

Friday, March 5

All day

Closet Tour with Darrin Hagen
A look behind the scenes at Darrin's vast archives. Hear everything you
would ever want to know about ~that dress~.

All day

Two Crees in a Pod: Embracing My Two-spirit Journey with Prestin Thotin-awasis
Heartfelt conversation via podcast that speaks to the challenges and
beauty of embracing two-spirit identity.

10 a.m.

Poetry Reading and Discussion with Amber Dawn

2 p.m.

Human Library hosted by NorQuest College
A Human Library is an event in which people with diverse backgrounds or
unique life experiences volunteer to be living books.

7 p.m.

Streaming With Pride: The Grand Finale – With Fruit Loop


Pride Week 2021 is proudly sponsored by:

  • MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Concordia University Edmonton

  • NAIT

  • Norquest

  • Fruit Loop

  • TD Bank Group


Pride Week 2021 is grateful for collaboration and support from:

  • John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery

  • Department of English

  • Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity

  • Office of Sexual Violence Education and Response

  • kihêw waciston

  • MacEwan Residence

  • Darrin Hagen, MacEwan Writer in Residence

  • Holly Von Sinn

  • Office of Communications and Marketing at MacEwan

  • Theatre Garage Edmonton

  • City of Edmonton

  • ATB Financial

  • Students’ Association of MacEwan University


Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Event Details

Date March 1, 2021 – March 5, 2021
Location Online
Event Type Social