It’s Pride Season (or “Gay Christmas”, as some affectionately call it)!!!

Out on Campus will be out, proud, and participating in a whole mess of Pride events this weekend. See below to find out where you can find us and how to get involved.

We’ve also got info on oodles of other Pride events/programming, and the approved Collective minutes from our July 24th meeting attached. Keep reading!

Contents

Out on Campus does Pride
1. Trans* and Genderqueer Celebration and Liberation March – Fri Aug 2nd, 5:30pm at Clark Park
2. Dyke March and Festival – Sat Aug 3rd, 12pm at McSpadden Park
3. Vancouver Pride Parade – Sun Aug 4th, 11am downtown Vancouver

Out on Campus Volunteer Info
4. Summer Volunteer Appreciation – Tue Aug 20th
5. 
Fall Volunteering

Community Pride
6. Queer Film Festival – August 15th to 25th
7. Genderfest – July 25th to August 4th
8. Queer Arts Festival – July 24th to August 10th
9. SFU Pride Event – Fri Aug 16th, 5-7pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (149 W Hastings St)

Job & Volunteer Opportunities
10. SFSS Job Posting: Communications Assistant – resumes due by noon on August 8th
11. Options for Sexual Health Job Posting: Reception Services Clerk – applications due August 2nd
12. SFSS Volunteer Opportunities: Fall Welcome Back Event

 

1. Trans* and Genderqueer Celebration and Liberation March – Fri Aug 2nd, 5:30pm at Clark Park

http://transpridevancouver.wordpress.com/

The Trans and Genderqueer Liberation and Celebration March will be happening Friday afternoon – marchers will be assembling at 5:30 at Clark Park [East 14th and Commercial]. Sign making materials will be available.

This March is both a Celebration and a Protest – celebrating our identities, but protesting the ongoing policing, exclusion, erasure and oppression of trans and gender non-conforming people. Allies are enthusiastically invited and welcome.

Out on Campus membership will be present and marching. Please come join us!

 

2. Dyke March and Festival – Sat Aug 3rd, 12pm at McSpadden Park

http://www.vancouverdykemarch.com/wordpress/

Out On Campus will be marching with Vancouver Dyke March, and then tabling at the festival afterwards. The march starts at McSpadden Park at noon, and marches to Grandview Park, where the festival is set up. 

Both the March and festival are family friendly, and are a great way to spend an afternoon. This year marks Dyke March's 10th Anniversary.

If you’d like to meet up with us to march, email ooc-pride@sfu.ca or contact Jai at 778.689.3972

 

3. Vancouver Pride Parade – Sun Aug 4th, 11am downtown Vancouver

http://www.vancouverpride.ca/Pride2013/

Thanks to the generous support of SFU and the SFSS Advocacy Committee, Out On Campus will be marching in our biggest entry to the Pride Parade in years! We will be marching with members of the greater SFU community, including folks from the Peak, the University Administration, GSWS, the Women's Centre, SFP!RG and more! 

Our staging area is CE4 – Section C, East Side, slot 4. This means that we are along Thurlow between Barclay and Haro. Please enter the area from Barclay as the intersection of Robson and Thurlow will not be available to foot traffic. 

Our day of contact will be in place with our vehicle, signs, and t-shirts by 11 that morning. All marchers must be in place by 12 noon at the latest. If you need help finding us on the day of, ask anyone wearing a blue Vancouver Pride Society shirt, or text our day-of contact [Jai] at 778.689.3972. 

We will have t-shirts to wear, which you will get to keep at the end of the parade. The whole length of the parade runs approximately three hours. We shouldn't take that long, once we leave the staging area. 

As a thank you and incentive for folks to show up early, anyone who shows up by 11 am to our area will get a free meal at the end of the parade. We will have apples and water bottles available through the parade, but please bring your own if possible. 

Marchers are encouraged to wear a hat, and comfortable footgear. Sunscreen is an absolute must. If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact our Pride Committee [ooc-pride@sfu.ca] to reserve a spot in the truck. We only have ten to twelve spaces, so make sure you let us know ahead of time! Anyone who rides in the truck must stay in the truck for the entire length of the parade – there is to be no getting into or out of the vehicle while the parade is in motion. 

Any questions should be sent to ooc-pride@sfu.ca

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!!

 

4. Summer Volunteer Appreciation – Tue Aug 20th

Did you volunteer at all with us this semester? Come be appreciated! 

We're planning a dinner on Tuesday August 20th and offering to purchase tickets for our sponsored film at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (details of our film here). Please email Samonte at ooc@sfss.ca

 

5. Fall Volunteering

Interested in getting involved and volunteering with OOC come Fall semester? Fill out this form!

 

6. Queer Film Festival – August 15th to 25th

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival marks 25 years of celebrating queer lives this August 15-25. Featuring over 70 films from 20 countries – from Hollywood to Bollywood, drama to documentary, indie cinema to big budget offerings – there’s something for everyone. Tickets on sale starting July 22. 

For tickets, parties, previews and more, visit queerfilmfestival.ca

Out on Campus is a Community Partner of the Queer Film Fest this year. So join us for some fun at a screening of My Other Me on Tuesday, August 20 at 9pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village (88 West Pender St)!

 

7. Genderfest – July 25th to August 4th

http://genderfest.wix.com/2013

“Genderfest started as a response to a lack of programming for people of all genders during Pride. In addition to providing events for people of all genders, Genderfest is based on a philosophy of inclusion and our values reflect that. Whether you're trans*, genderqueer, any flavour of sexual orientation, an ally, two spirit, a person of colour, unemployed, living with disability, a youth under the age of 19, First Nations, new to Canada, in recovery/sober, or anyone else, you deserve to celebrate Pride with your community!”

Check out all the events that Genderfest is holding this Pride season! 

 

8. Queer Arts Festival – July 24th to August 10th

http://queerartsfestival.com/

The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual artist-run showcase of queer arts, culture and history. It celebrates the unique creative expressions of visual and performing artists who identify as part of the queer communities. QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 dynamic weeks of cutting-edge performances and workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literary and media arts.

 

9. SFU Pride Event – Fri Aug 16th, 5-7pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (149 W Hastings St)

Philip Steenkamp, Vice-President, External Relations, has invited the SFU community to celebrate Vancouver Pride and to welcome the Vancouver Queer Film Festival to SFU.

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC 

RSVP by August 9, 2013: Click here to RSVP 

Questions: 778.782.5218 or sylvia_wong_patey@sfu.ca

 

10. SFSS Job Posting: Communications Assistant – resumes due by noon on August 8th

This is a part time (minimum 8 hours per week) student position and is included in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3338-5 at a wage rate of $14.50 per hour. Vacation and statutory pay will also be paid as per the CUPE Local 3338-5 Collective Agreement.

Resumes must be received no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on August 8th, 2013. Please see the attached pdf for more information.

 

11. Options for Sexual Health Job Posting: Reception Services Clerk – applications due August 2nd 

Options for Sexual Health seeks a Reception Services Clerk to provide general receptionist services to the Options for Sexual Health Provincial Office. The Reception Services Clerk is the first point of contact with Opt for many callers and visitors, and is therefore influential in creating a positive impression of support and professionalism. The Reception Services Clerk reports directly to the Communications Manager.

 

12. SFSS Volunteer Opportunities: Fall Welcome Back Event

The SFSS is seeking volunteers to help organize a large scale welcome back concert on September 13th.

For incentives and details, please check out the attachment to this email.

Please email Moe Kopahi, Member Services Officer (mso@sfss.ca) if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information. 

 

 

That's all for now, lovelies! See you around OOC!

Please note that mentions of external events in our newsletter does not necessarily imply endorsement.