Pride Month Catalyst Connect
While we want to celebrate Pride 2020, we can’t do so without recognizing the events and protests that have been unfolding in the last few weeks. The fight for racial equality and the fight against anti-Black racism continues. We stand in solidarity with the Black community.
Pride as we know it today began because of the Stonewall Riots in NYC in 1969, led by a Black transgendered woman named Marsha P. Johnson. This riot was an outright protest against police brutality targeting the LGBTQIA+ community. Because of this protest along with the ongoing fight for equity and inclusion from the LGBTQI2S+ communities in Toronto and around the world, Pride exists today.
We wish you a happy Pride 2020!
Upcoming Events This Month:
The Catalyst at FCAD is celebrating Pride month! In June we will be hosting some exciting initiatives, including movie screenings and an amazing talk. We want to kick-off Pride with a strong message of support to our LGBTQIA2+ faculty, staff, and students.
Engaging and celebrating the diverse communities that are the foundation of FCAD is important to us. By featuring leaders, faculty and staff at the university participating in and celebrating Pride, we are sending a message to students that they are safe, respected, and supported within our walls.
Even though we can’t be together, we can still share, support and connect with one another.