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PRIDE WEEK 2015- September 28-October 2

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2015 Pride Week Schedule of Events


Monday, September 28

HSC Pride Blood Drive

Health Sciences Center,
Abell Building, room 110

Pride Week Cookout- Belknap Campus
12:00pm- 2:00pm, Red Barn & West Plaza
Flag Raising Ceremony
Free Food  
Free Pride Week T-shirts (while supplies last!)
Resource Fair
Magnolia Photo Booth

Field Games! Presented by Shades
12:00pm- 2:00pm
West Lawn, near the Red Barn
Stop by for kickball, balloon toss, three-legged races, wheelbarrow races, and more!
Shades is a student organization dedicated to empowering LGBT students of color and providing a place of safety and support. To learn more about Shades or for meeting information, email

Mosquita y Mari- Reel Latin America: 22nd Latin American Film Festival
(English language film)
Ekstrom Library, Room W104
To find out more about the film and to catch the trailer, please visit 


Tuesday, September 29

HSC Pride Week Cookout

Health Sciences Center Courtyard 
Free Food
Free T-Shirts (while supplies last!)
Resource Fair
Magnolia Photo Booth

Introducation to Collective Liberation
Workshop and FREE lunch
Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
Facilitated by: Kate Hall, James Alcantara, and Brina Joiner
Collective liberation is not just a thought process, it's an action. When we defy the barriers built to keep us apart, our capacity to change systems of oppression increases exponentially. Our diverse identities give us the tools we need to dismantle these systems of oppression. We will also be discussing some common problems in organizing/ social justice spaces, and how to move from guilt to action.  

HIV Testing- Free & Confidential
12:00pm- 3:00pm
Health Promotion Office in Student Services Annex (between SAC and Houchens buildings)
First come, first tested. The HIV mouth swab (no needles!) takes 20 minutes or less.
Today and every Tuesday!

Queer Mindfulness
Cultural Center, MPR
Mindfulness practice provides a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potential of our inherent wisdom. Through the practice, we learn to tap into this wisdom, allowing us to live our lives with a mind that is more present and fully engaged. Queer Mindfulness offers an opportunity for shared practice with community based on openness, curiosity, and gentleness. Facilitated by Jenn Altman, M.A., a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at UofL with a particular interest in mindfulness and the body. She has an extensive background in meditation practice, health, and wellness.

Trans SpeakOut
Presented by SAB & LGBT Center
Floyd Theatre
Join us for a panel discussion honoring experiences of Trans* students. The discussion will include an open Q&A session, and an opportunity to discuss current issues that impact the trans community. 
Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 30


WORK OUT: LGBTQ Professionals on Identity and the Workplace & FREE lunch
Cultural Center, MPR
Queer professionals working in STEM, social justice, faith, and education will discuss being LGBTQ in these fields. Talk one-on-one with these professionals to learn more about being queer in the fields of science, religion, teaching, and activism. For more information contact Candace Lamb in the Career Center. 

HSC Medical Education Grand Rounds: LGBT Health Disparities
Medical School Instructional Building, Room B215
Speaker: Dr. Eli Pendleton and Dr. Lori Caloia, UofL Department of Family Medicine
CME credit avaliable
This session will be recorded. 
RSVP here

Reclaiming our Colors! Exploring Intersectional Identities Among People of Color
Cultural Center, MPR
Facilitated by Ashley Belcher, T Benicio Gonzales, and Pam Newman

Showing Up for Racial Justice: White People Supporting Each Other to Be Part of the Change
Presented by Louisville SURJ
SAC, Room W306 (formerly the game room)
Facilitated by Carla Wallace & Carol Kramer
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Louisville SURJ is the local expression of this national effort. In this workshop we will explore ways to "Call People In" to the work for racial justice, rather than blaming and shaming, and how our own stories can be the bridge to build relationships for transformative change.  
Find out more about LSURJ by visiting their Facebook page.


Thursday, October 1

Affirming Interfaith Service & FREE lunch
UofL Interfaith Center
Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center, Episcopal Campus Ministry, and Community Empowerment Center

Pride Week Keynote Address: Patrisse Cullors, Social Activist & Co-Creator of The Viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter
Presented by UofL's Student Activities Board (SAB)
University of Louisville
Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room

Students free with Student ID
Community Members: Free, but must reserve a ticket.
Reserve Community Member Ticket here:
Open Seating
Paid Visitor parking available in Floyd Street Parking Garage

Keynote Bio:
Patrisse Cullors
elicits action against the social injustice, state violence, and systemic racism plaguing our country through a unique blend of activism and art. An award-winning advocate, she is dedicated to promoting human rights and law enforcement accountability across the country. A queer black woman, she offers insight into the adversities caused by the pervasiveness of race, gender, and sexual orientation discrimination. 
With an impressive resume of social activism in response to social injustices, Patrisse Cullors was naturally inspired to action by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Starting the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Cullors (together with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi) prompted activism nationwide and introduced the banner under which this generation's civil rights movement marches. 
An established community leader and performance artist trained under the founder of politically expressive theater, Cullors raises awareness to issues, specifically law enforcement accountability, through a unique blend of activism and art. In 2011, she developed STAINED: An Intimate Portrayal of State Violence, a traveling art piece exposing the realities of her incarcerated brother's abuse at the hand of law enforcement; her successful awareness efforts led her to establish and serve as founder of Dignity and Power Now, a growing organization that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Also the Truth and Reinvestment Campaign Director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, she works to build the response capacity of communities who are affected by state and law enforcement violence. Cullors' advocacy has earned her numerous honors, including the prestigious Mario Savio Young Activist Of the Year Award in 2007 and recognition as a 'New Civil Rights Leader For The 21st Century' by the LA Times.
Delivering powerful perspective into the adversities inflicted by social injustice and discrimination, and her commitment to providing a voice to those who can't be heard, Cullors educates and inspires audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

Friday, October 2


The Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decision 
Featuring Attorney, Dan Canon
FREE Lunch & Presentation
Brandeis School of Law, Room 275

HSC Pride Party at Vernon Lanes
Open to all HSC students, LGBTQ & Allies, alike!
All you can bowl for $15

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Red Barn, Room 104

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

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