UWinnipeg Pride and Two-Spirit Flag Raising 2018

UWinnipeg Pride and Two-Spirit Flag Raising 2018

Queer Alumni & Friends Cocktail Party 2018 at King + Bannatyne

Queer Alumni & Friends Cocktail Party 2018 at King + Bannatyne

UWinnipeg's 2018 Winnipeg Pride Parade float

UWinnipeg's 2018 Winnipeg Pride Parade float

UWinnipeg celebrated Pride 2018 with 11 days of festivities that includes a cocktail party, flag-raising ceremony, a lecture series, and the parade. Find the entire listing of events for UWinnipeg Pride 2018 below.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Screening: Deep Inside Clint Star (Director Clint Alberta, NFB, 1998, 1hr28min)
Doors 6:00 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m.
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, UWinnipeg
Take a hilarious and bittersweet journey into the hearts and minds of some very ordinary, extraordinary young Canadians with this feature-length documentary. The filmmaker, assuming the role of Clint Star, seeks out his far-flung buddies, young Natives like himself. They talk about sex and life, love and abuse, and 500 years of oppression—all with humour, grace and courage.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Volunteer Information and Logistics
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 2M70, UWinnipeg

This orientation is for anyone who would like to volunteer during the UWinnipeg Pride festivities and the the Pride Parade (Sunday, June 3). We'll provide information on Pride activities at UWinnipeg, duties needing to be filled, volunteer coordination, safety marshals, and Pride day set up and participation in the parade.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
UWinnipeg Queer Alumni & Friends Cocktail Party
5:00 – 7:00 pm
King + Bannatyne (100 King Street)

RSVP— or 204-988-7118 or 1-888-829-7053 (toll-free) by Thursday, May 17th

University of Winnipeg 2SLGBTTQ* Alumni and friends are invited to a Queer Cocktail Party. Catch up with old friends and make new ones! Featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Guests are welcome! Hosted by UWinnipeg Alumni Affairs and Community Learning and Engagement.

Friday, May 25, 2018

UWinnipeg Flag Raising
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Portage Commons, Front Lawn of UWinnipeg

Flag-raising ceremony with Dr. Annette Trimbee, Albert McLeod, and Two-Spirit People of Manitoba.

Monday, May 28, 2018
UW Speaker Series: Albert McLeod & Zee Morales
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 5C02, UW Library Archives, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg

Moderator: Kelsey Lambert (She/Her)

Albert McLeod (He/She) - Two-Spirit: A Name for a New Generation

Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the M├ętis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over thirty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. Albert attended the first Winnipeg Pride event in 1987 as a member of the Nichiwakan Native Gay Society. The collaboration between Indigenous people in the US and Canada has led to a growing LGBTQ movement that is based in cultural identity and spirituality.

Zee Morales (They/She) - Decolonizing My Queerness: An Exploration of Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Colonial Philippines

Zee Morales is the former Rainbow Lounge (LGBT* Centre) Coordinator, and current UWSA Vice President of External Affairs. Zee is non binary, and prefers they/them pronouns. They are a first generation immigrant from the Philippines, and have spent the last 3 years becoming more involved in Winnipeg’s queer and anti-racist activist communities. Over the last 2 years, they have made strides towards their personal decolonization with the exploration of spiritual beliefs and cultural practices in the Philippine Archipelago prior to Spanish Colonization. Through this, Zee has been able to find some comfort and understanding of their own Queer identity.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
UW Speaker Series: Stacey Belding, Jane Shulman & Amy Mazowita
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 5C02, UW Library Archives, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg

Moderator: Jenny Heijun Wills (She/Her)

Stacey Belding (She/Her) - Promoting Human Rights & Diversity at UW

Stacey Belding is the Human Rights & Diversity Officer at the University of Winnipeg. She previously managed the investigation department at the Manitoba Human Rights Commission after practicing law for many years. She will be talking about the various human rights, diversity, and equity initiatives at UW including policies and services related to Human Rights/Respectful Working and Learning, Sexual Violence, Employment Equity, Accessibility, and Indigenization.

Jane Shulman (She/Her) & Amy Mazowita (She/Her) - Queering the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with Alternative Audio Guides

Jane Shulman and Amy Mazowita are students in the MA in Cultural Studies program at UWinnipeg. They will present audio guides produced as part of a class called Queer Studies in the Global Postmodern. The audio guides challenge some of the comfortable and limited representations of LGBTQ2S people at the CMHR, and encourage listeners to think about what is included/excluded at the museum. The guides also offer suggestions for queering the exhibits. Shulman and Mazowita will introduce the project, share their alternative audio guides, and discuss their challenges and breakthroughs during the process.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
UW Speaker Series: The Queerios (Eliza Raizen, Jacob Jansen, Alex Nguyen)
Screening: C2C (Two-Spirit & QPOC conference) Highlight Reel & Q&A with organizers and filmmaker (Albert McLeod, Sharanpal Ruprai, & Amanda Kindzierski)

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 5C02, UW Library Archives, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg

Moderator: Sharanpal Ruprai (She/Her)

The Queerios: Eliza Raizen (They/Them), Jacob Jansen (Any pronouns), Alex Nguyen (He/Him) - Gays of a feather flock together; or how radio and drag brought us together

Eliza, Alex, and Jacob, the three students that make up Queerios found each other through the theatre and film department and will be discussing how the art around them inspired them to make a platform to uplift and show it.

Screening: C2C (Two-Spirit & QPOC conference) Highlight Reel & Q&A with organizers and filmmaker

Two-Spirit (2S) and Queer People of Colour (QPOC): A Call to Conversation with LGBT and Allies was a ground-breaking three-day conference hosted by the University of Winnipeg in October 2017. LGBTQ2S scholars, community members, activists, artists, students, youth, and traditional knowledge holders gathered from across Canada to discuss where our communities intersect, what efforts are needed to reconcile our relationships, and to celebrate our gifts and achievements. A highlight reel of the conference will be screened, followed by a discussion with some of the organizers (Sharanpal Ruprai, Albert McLeod, and Uzoma Chioma) and the filmmaker (Amanda Kindzierski). 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Second Annual Two-Spirit Pow Wow
12:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Forks (National Historic Site)

Building on the energy and strength from last year’s successful celebration, the Two-Spirit Pow Wow returns on June 2, 2018. Hosted by Like That @ Sunshine House and the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba, the gathering will create a space that centres Two-Spirit people and honours their resilience.

This year’s theme is “When we dance, our memories are awakened.” The Pow Wow will celebrate the rich history of the Two-Spirit community and shine as a symbol of healing and going forward in a good way. Spearheaded by Kelly Houle and Peetanacoot Nenakawakapo, the Pow Wow is an opportunity to connect with Two-Spirit youth while celebrating their strengths.

In partnership with Pride Winnipeg, the Two-Spirit Pow Wow will happen on the grounds of the Forks National Historic Site. Our celebration will be on June 2nd, 2018. The Grand Entry will happen at 12:30 p.m. with a brief supper and entertainment for dancers and drummers at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Pride Parade
Rally 10:00 a.m., Parade 11:00 a.m.
Manitoba Legislative Building

All UWinnipeg participants are encoraged to meet for the rally on the Manitoba Legislature steps which runs from 10 am to 10:45 am.
The parade is scheduled to run from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

Please remember to bring water, sunscreen and you might want to sport a hat.