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ESF Celebrates Pride Month


6/17/2021

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (OIDE) has listed the events and programs ESF and SUNY are hosting to commemorate Pride month. Visit the https://linktr.ee/esfdiversity for a look back and a look forward at ESF and SUNY events with an LGBTQIA+ lens.

Keynote Dr. Jacob Chacko: My story: From Colorism to Racism, to Homophobia

https://video.syr.edu/media/t/1_262r38ra

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Keynote Dr. Jacob Chacko: My story: From Colorism to Racism, to Homophobia Co-Sponsored by OIDE, Chinese Student Scholars Association, DESI Club, International Student Association, and Taking Root Peer Mentorship Program

Keynote Speaker: Dr. JonPaul Higgins (they/them)

https://video.syr.edu/media/t/1_88dqdhl9

ESF Spirit and Essence 2021 Dr. JonPaul Higgins is a speaker, writer, and social justice educator who focuses on issues related to gender, race, and media. Named Business Equality Magazine's "Top 40 LGBTQ Under 40" for 2020. They aspire to be an example to those who seek to change the way we discuss the Black, queer experience.

SUNY ESF Transgender Day of Remembrance and Native American Movie Night: https://video.syr.edu/media/t/1_7fyma8eh

This program is sponsored was sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (OIDE), Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club (SAGA), and Roots and Pursuits Club. Please note that that this video stops after our vigil; we could not record the "Two-Spirits" documentary that was screened.

OIDE and BSU LGBTQIA+ History Month Guest Presenter: Walter Logan (he/they)

https://video.syr.edu/media/t/1_diubcime

Topic: Navigating Predominantly White Institutions as a QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black Indigenous and People of Color). Guest Presenter: Walter Logan (he/they) is a junior at the University of Vermont studying Public Communication. They are a self-identified intersectional womanist who aims to use their degree and knowledge of community development to reframe civic and community engagement. This program is co-sponsored by the OIDE LGBTQIA+ and QTPOC Initiatives and the ESF Black Student Union

SUNY SPECTRUM 2020: You saved my life: Restroom Stories of Safety and Survival - Messaging, Hygiene Products

https://video.syr.edu/media/t/0_bx6rhboj

ESF staff presents at SUNY Spectrum Conference: SPECTRUM (Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education, Capacity Building, and Training in Response for Underserved Sexual and Gender Minorities) is the nation's largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. Members of the ESF community presented at the SUNY Spectrum Conference, held virtually, the week of Aug. 24. Speaking on the topic "You saved my life: Restroom Stories of Safety and Survival - Messaging, Hygiene Products & Prophylactics" were Dr. Malika Carter, chief diversity officer; Heather Engelman, instructional support technician; Sue Fassler, sustainable facilities manager; Kerrie Findlay, coordinator of education abroad; and Rebecca Hoda-Kearse, Title IX / affirmative action officer. Providing safe restrooms on campus is one of the most important commitments that can be made in supporting a culture of belonging on campuses. The ESF team along with colleagues from SUNY Upstate Medical University shared successes and failures with leadership buy-in, messaging, restroom renovations, signage, and complimentary hygiene and prophylactic products.

Freedom Day: Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Together

June 17, 3-4:30 p.m.
New York State and SUNY now recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday. Please join us as we discuss and explore themes related to the celebration of Juneteenth during Pride.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-day-celebrating-juneteenth-and-pride-together-tickets-157700467343

SUNY Pride Networking Night - Affinity Groups

June 24, 5-6:30 p.m. EDT

A night to build community through new connections built on shared identities and interests. Join us for an evening of affinity groups where we will come together around a shared identity and build community. This is a supportive and affirmative space to make new, lasting connections based on shared interests and experiences.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suny-pride-networking-night-affinity-groups-tickets-159160396029?aff=erelpanelorg

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

June 26, 11-11:30 a.m.

Syracuse City Hall | Syracuse

https://stayhappening.com/e/pride-flag-raising-ceremony-E2ISTO4C6AN

https://www.facebook.com/cnypride/

The SOUL of Pride Cookout

June 26, noon-4 p.m.

BlackCuse Pride will host the "Soul of Pride" community cookout June 26 in Comfort Tyler Park based in Syracuse. The event is a family-friendly afternoon full of food, music, entertainment, fun and QTBIPOC celebration!

CNY Pride's "Virtual Edition" Pride Festival

https://www.cnypride.org/?fbclid=IwAR28fmwztTAU0J-xmxeKWwZ9ZIs5yT-mFm85xpDYQEI7AEAGNmAuMpsTgks

Tune in on June 26 for CNY Pride's "Virtual Edition" Pride Festival, presented by Equitable. Featuring performances by Deviant Dance Tribe, Jason Ngo, Felipe Panama, Kitschy Scoflow, Koy Adams, Frita Lay, Sparkle Royale, Rea Listic, Tayler Mayde, and Natalie Taylor, and hosted live by the fabulous Samantha Vega, this digital festival will be streaming online June 26 and will be free and open to the public!

Virtual SUNY SPECTRUM 2021
June 28 - July 2

https://www.suny.edu/events/spectrum/

Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention Education, Capacity Building, and Training in Response for Underserved Sexual and Gender Minorities

SPECTRUM is the nation's largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community.