Kick off Pride Week celebrations with film screening and quilt unveiling

The pride flag

Members of the York University community are invited to kick off Pride Week celebrations with a free screening of the film Queer Collie-tudes and the unveiling of the York community Pride Quilt on Monday, June 17.

Film screening

  • Where: Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building)
  • When: 1 to 3 p.m.
  • What: Queer Coolie-tudes is an 80-minute film that explores the experiences of queer Canadians from the Indo-Caribbean diaspora. Following the screening there will be a Q-and-A with filmmaker and York U faculty member Michelle Mohabeer.
  • Note: The film Queer Coolie-tudes is not closed captioned. Learn more about the film by visiting the REI Pride web page.

Pride Quilt unveiling

  • When: Approximately 3:10 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: East Bear Pit (Central Square, Ross Building)
  • What: York students, staff and faculty have designed quilt squares for the York Pride Quilt, which will hang in Vari Hall during Pride Week, from June 17 to 21. Come see the unveiling of the quilt and enjoy light refreshments and rainbow cake.

At York, Pride is a time of visibility and celebration for 2SLGBTQIA students, staff and faculty. It is a time to reflect on the progress the University has made towards ending discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and gender expression. It is also an important opportunity to recognize the strength, resilience and contributions of 2SLGBTQIA community members.

All York community members are welcome at these community-building events. Drop-ins are encouraged and registration is appreciated.

Those who require accommodations can email by Thursday, June 13.

This event is hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion, the SexGen York Committee and the Art Gallery of York University. The event has been made possible due to contributions from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Environmental Studies.