Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Flagpole Plaza, between the Student Union Building and Brock Hall.
Outweek 2015 runs from Feb 6 to 14.
Outweek 2015, a celebration of the diversity on campus launches on February 6 with a flag-raising ceremony. UBC flies the Rainbow Flag in support of our LGBTQ2I students, faculty, and staff. Outweek is presented by UBC Pride Collective, Access & Diversity and the VP Students Portfolio.
The Rainbow flag has been a symbol of pride, hope, and diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, two-spirit, and intersex (LGBTQ2I) communities since the 1970s. It symbolizes pride in standing up for and being the person one is; hope for progress and equal rights in society and around the world; and diversity within LGBTQ2I communities.
In 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the first Rainbow flag with eight stripes: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. According to Baker, the colours represented, respectively, sexuality, life, healing, the sun, nature, harmony, art, and spirit. Over time, the flag has evolved to become a symbol of solidarity and strength for LGBTQ2I communities. The current flag consists of six colours and is recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers.
Outweek 2015 events
Go to PrideUBC.com for full events listing
A message from Pride UBC:
We hope you’ll join us for 9 days of laughing, (un)learning, and love from Feb 6 to 14th.
Come experience everything from discussions and workshops to poetry and dancing. This year the theme is Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots, we want to create space to deepen our connection and strength as a community both through critical reflection and through fun and sharing.
All events are free, open to everyone, with vegan, nut free, and gluten free food options, located near single stall gender neutral washrooms, and in wheelchair accessible spaces (aside from the guided walk around campus).
If you have other questions or needs please don’t hesitate to start a conversation with us, and we will work to accommodate them or answer inquiries.
Email us at email@example.com and title the email Outweek Accessibility.
Please help us make all of our events scent reduced through not wearing fragrances or using scented products (learn more here )
We are also looking for support and volunteers, we would love to have your assistance. (Let us know you want to help out here )