Happy Pride Month! Celebrate with OCAD U!

Pride
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 11:30pm

OCADSU Flag Painting @ Butterfield Park
Monday, JUNE 10, 2 p.m.

Kick off Pride Month with a community PRIDE flag painting; finished piece will be installed in the OCAD Main Building (100 McCaul)! Meet some lovely OCADIANS, spread the love... and paint! 

Group OCAD U Pride Photo
Wednesday, June 12, 3 p.m., Grange Park

Join your fellow OCADians for a group Pride celebration photo in the Grange Park field! Dress in your best Pride Month garb. Rain or shine – bring your fabulous umbrellas, if needed! We’ll share these photos on social media as part of #DisplayYourPride on June 13. 

#DisplayYourPride Challenge
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Show off your creativity and decorate your office, a student space, a door, create an artwork, paint your face, coordinate your outfits – whatever works for you and your area. On Thursday, June 13, take photos and share them on your social channels using the #DisplayYourPride hashtag. 

OCAD U thrilled to be participating in this event alongside Ryerson U, York U, UofT and Humber College! Let’s celebrate our collective Pride, build awareness and create safer, more LGBTQ2SIA-affirming spaces on all our campuses. And in friendly, competitive spirit, let’s show our Toronto PSE peers how OCAD U celebrates Pride! 

Pride Month Zine Display & Button Making
The OCAD U Zine Library in the Learning Zone celebrates Pride Month with a display of new and popular favourites curated by the LGBTQ+ and supporting staff members. Each week we will feature a review relating to why a title was selected from the Pride zine display.

On Thursday June 13, 2 to 4 p.m.,the Learning Zone will host a #DisplayYourPride button making celebration. All welcome.

OCADSU Pride Beach Day at Cherry Beach
Friday, June 14, 2 to 6 p.m.
Join the OCAD Student Union under the sun at Cherry Beach for the most body positive beach day ever! A joint event by OCAD Student Union and RyePride Ryerson Student Union! (Dry event BYOBubbles)
Meet-up: 12:30pm at Butterfield Park or join us at Cherry Beach from 1:00pm - 6:00pm 
Please contact the OCAD Student Union for any questions, concerns and/or accessibility needs at: info@ocadsu.org

Late Night Queer Social & Movie Night
Wednesday, June 26, 5 to 8 p.m.
OCAD Student Union Lounge, 230 Richmond St. W., Level 6

Movie night at the Student Union Space, comfy couches, popcorn and a whole lot amazing people! 

Pronoun Bracelet Making Workshop: June 25, 1 to 3 p.m.
Health & Wellness Centre, 6thfloor, 230 Richmond St. W. 
Join the Health & Wellness Centre’s Peer Wellness Educators and OCADSU for a workshop with beads and friendship bracelets during Journaling Club.

OCAD SU Pride BBQ
June 28, 12 to 10 p.m.
Butterfield Park

All the Pride festivities got you beat? 
Join us in Butterfield Park for a community BBQ filled with music, Queer History, re-energizing beverages, Ask The Universe Popsicles, Drag Karaoke by Lunch Break Linda, BBQ Pineapples and Hot Dogs (Veggie, Halal, Kosher), Pronoun bracelets making with OCAD HWC and a whole lot more!  This will be a dry event (no alcohol), please contact us for any accessibility needs at campaigns@ocadsu.org or events@ocadsu.org

DIY LOVE: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Created by Kaythi, Seiji, Will Carpenter, Natalie Mark, John Wigle, Maya Wilson-Sanchez, and Lex B, DIY LOVE was created to exhibit and celebrate LGBTQ2S+ activism, knowledge, history, experiences, and bodies. 

In partnership with Recruitment and Admissions and OCADSU’s Xpace Cultural Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) supported students to create a public art installation and community engagement initiative at the 2017 Pride Toronto Street Fair. The DIY Love Installation featured a wheat-pasting workshop in celebration of LGBTQ2S+ activist knowledge and sought to involve BIPOC, transgender, and disability activism in Pride celebrations and to highlight the LGBTQ2S+ community’s collective endurance and resilience, its diversity of life experience, and revitalizing role as creators and listeners!

Drop by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) to pick up your own copy of a poster! Located on the ODESI table at 230 Richmond St. W., Level 6. Learn more about the project and the artists: https://diylove2017.tumblr.com/

Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education
In March 2018, OCAD U’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) released Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education. The guide draws from anti-oppressive education models to enable educators to unlearn and critically address oppression on the basis of race, gender and sexuality, and transform their understanding of how to support queer and transgender students in the studio, classroom, and beyond. Handbookwas created by the Queer Publishing Project, an active research group of over 100 students, former students, alumni, staff and faculty at OCAD U. ODESI provided mentoring and project support to produce the publication, alongside faculty member Anthea Black and printmaking technician Nick Schick. Copies of the Handbook are available through faculty offices and OCADSU.

 

Venue & Address: 
Various locations
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U Zine Library Celebrates Pride 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am

The OCAD U Zine Library celebrates Pride Month 2019 with a display of new and popular favourites curated by LGBTQ+ and supporting Learning Zone staff members. Each week we will feature a review relating to why a title was selected from the Pride zine display.

Come to the zine library's #DisplayYourPride button making party; Thursday June 13th at the Learning Zone from noon until 4 pm.. Make a button to wear or to share with your friends, 2 for $1.00. All welcome!

The OCAD U Zine Library is open to the public, Monday to Fridays, 10 am - 5:45 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
hevelyn@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of Pride Month zine display and text

June is Pride Month! #DisplayYourPride, OCAD U!

OCAD U Pride
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:15pm to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am

Show off your creativity and decorate your office, a student space, a door, create an artwork, paint your face, coordinate outfits – whatever works for you, your area and your team. On Thursday, June 13, take photos and share them on your social channels using the #DisplayYourPride hashtag. 

OCAD U is thrilled to be participating in this event alongside Ryerson U, York U, UofT and Humber College! Let’s celebrate our collective Pride, build awareness and create safer, more LGBTQ2SIA-affirming spaces on all our campuses. And in friendly, competitive spirit, let’s show our Toronto PSE peers how OCAD U celebrates Pride! 

Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

Participants list:

Casey Helm

Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez

Rachel Finlay

J. Lee Bertram-French

Heidi Ku

Vincy Lim

Rachel McCormick

Emily Saunders

Teddy Schaub

Matt Xie

On until June 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
Proud At OCAD U Art Show poster

DIY LOVE: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever

We're a Gay & Happy Family
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Participants will have the opportunity to make posters and use original posters made for this installation to create a wheat pasted wall that celebrates queer knowledge and history, which will be on display at multiple sites across Toronto after the Pride festival. Come talk and create with us!

The project is supported by OCAD University, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Toronto's larger LGBTQ2S+ community.

    • Artists: Kaythi, Seiji, Will Carpenter, John Wigle, Maya Wilson-Sanchez, Natalie Mark, and Lex B.
    • Location: Pride Street Fair
    • Dates: June 23 (7 to 9 p.m.), June 24 & 25, 2017 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Full description of the collective’s project is located here, as well as its original posters that will be available for download in the future: diylove2017.tumblr.com
    Venue & Address: 
    Pride Street Fair
    Website: 
    https://diylove2017.tumblr.com/
    Cost: 
    Free

    Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!

    For INSTUDIO’s June illustration, 2016 grad Kyle Stewart wishes you a joyous and peace-filled Pride. View more of Kyle’s work online



    Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!, Kyle Stewart, 2016
    Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!|Kyle Stewart, 2016
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