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Announcing Reading Student Pride Week! A week of intersectional talks and activities on the 9th, 10th and 11th May in collaboration with the wonderful LGBT+ Staff Network at the University.

here’s lots planned (with more to come) including:

LGBTQIA+ Disability and Neurodivergence | Monday 9th May in 3sixty

  • 9:30 -10:30 – Coffee Morning – Come have a coffee, meet people and start the day
  • 11:10 -11:30 – The basics of BSL and learn some LGBTQIA+ sign
  • 12:10 – 12:50 – Opening to Pride week & personal experience by Allan Laville
  • 13:00 – 14:30 – Exploring sex as a disabled and neurodivergent LGBTQIA+ person by SWAD
  • 14:30 – 15:30 – TED Talk and Tea – Listen to a TED Talk and meet other people
  • 16:00 – 16:30 – Student and Staff Speakers
  • 16:30 – 17:30 – Keynote Speaker – Bea Wood

Careers and Volunteering Fair for LGBTQIA+ Students & Body, Mind & Spirit | Tuesday 10th May in Mondial

  • 10:00 – 16:00 – Careers & Volunteering Fair in 3sixty 
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Pride Breakfast – Come have a bite to eat before you start the day
  • 9:30 – 11:30 – Support for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence – Galop
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Pride Knitting 
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch 
  • 13:00 -14:30 – Pride Paint and Destress –  Learn how watercolour lends itself to greater mindfulness 
  • 15:00 – 16:00 – Mindfulness in the Harris Gardens (Meet at the Chaplaincy)
  • 16:00-17:00 – Story of LGBT+ Switchboard what they do and how to get involved – LGBT+ Switchboard 
  • 17:00 – 17:30 – Anglican chaplain will be hosting an inclusive Holy Communion

Trans+ – exploring inclusion within the LGBTQIA+ community & LGBTQIA+ within the BAME community | Wednesday 11th May in Mondial & 3sixty (some programme still TBC)

In 3sixty:

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Meditation & breathing exercises
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Student and staff speakers
  • 12:00 -13:00 Keynote Speaker – Tate Smith
  • 14:30 – 15:30 African Rainbow Family

In Mondial:

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Pride Clothes Swap
  • 14:30 – 15:30 TED Talk and tea

Reading Student Pride Week

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