WSU Pride Week: April 5 - 10, 2021

Wayne State University Pride Week is a time for the university to come together as a whole to celebrate and recognize the LGBTQ+ population on campus, both students and employees. This week-long celebration is typically held at the end of March or beginning of April every academic year.

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Thanks to everyone who attend the 2021 WSU Pride Week events. Show off your WSU Pride year-round by buying a WSU Pride t-shirt! On-sale now until April 28. 🌈 


Monday, April 5

Pronoun Workshop   |   Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Join GSW, OMSE, and QWSU to discuss practical steps to improve pronoun awareness and use on campus.

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QPO First Open Body Meeting   |   Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Come join us for our first open body meeting as the new and premier organization for LGBTQIA+ professional development! We will be getting to know each other and sharing our goals and visions for the organization's development and our personal professional development.

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Tuesday, April 6

Student Org Summit   |   Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Come learn about Feminist and Queer student organizations!

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LFSA/QWSU Cafecito   |   Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Employees from both LFSA and QWSU are encouraged to mingle and network during this social hour!

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Out in the Open: Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC) in the Workplace   |   Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hear from a panel on informing the LGBTQIA+ community about how to navigate being a professional as a QTPOC. This event is hosted by the QTPOC student organization in collaboration with the SGA Diversity at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Wednesday, April 7

Pride-Up Your Military Service   |   Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Join other LGBTQ+ military-affiliated students in a social hour during WSU Pride Week!

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JIGSAW (Joining Intersectionality, Gender, Sexuality, and Allies at Wayne)   Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Join our General Body meeting. Any interested student is welcome to attend!

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Thursday, April 8

LGBTQ+ Skill Share and Strategy Exchange   |   Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
To celebrate Pride week the GSW and OTL are teaming up!

Drag Queen BINGO   |   Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
The WSU Alumni Association and the Dean of Students Office invite you to join us for a night of laughter, games and prizes with our fabulous host from the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, Brooke Lynn Hytes! Faculty, students, and alumni are elgible to play and win.

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Friday, April 9

PRIDE Parade Stream   |   Time: All Day
Rep your PRIDE! Send a 5 second video or photo in to included in the PRIDE Parade video! Get Creative.

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QWSU Pride Week Lunch   |   Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Come join the members of QWSU for a social lunch hour to enjoy and celebrate your LGBTQ+ pride!

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GSW Grad Writing Group   |   Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Graduate Students from all disciplines with interests in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are invited to this kick-off meeting to set up writing accountability groups.

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GQa Social Hour   |   Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join the LGBTQ+ graduate student group for some fun and games!

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YDSA LGBTQ+ Escape Zoom   |   Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Join the YDSA's LGBT subcommittee as they host a virtual "Escape Zoom" where you must work together with your fellow comrades to solve puzzles and break free! Bring your puzzle-solving skills and friends. All are welcome!

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Saturday, April 10

LGBTQIA+ Student Equity: Junior High and High School Needs
This interactive workshop will be a conversation about how educators and allies can meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ students in high school and junior high. What does allyship look like for queer tweens and teens? What are best practices for starting and maintain GSAs and other student organizations? This panel and discussion session is co-sponsored by the Education and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSW) Program at Wayne State.

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For questions, more information, or needs for reasonable accommodations for disability, please contact Kristin Johnston, Advisor for Student Engagement in the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.