Celebrating Pride Week on Campus
Mount Allison is excited to celebrate Pride with a week of activities organized by the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU). Pride Week kicks off with a flag raising on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Chapel. Celebrated each year when students return to campus, Pride events will take place on campus and throughout Sackville.
“While we recognize June as Pride Month, it is important to us that we hold space for new students to celebrate and embrace queer identities as new members of the Mount Allison community,” says Cailean Clements, MASU Student Life Coordinator.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend, celebrate, and learn about issues facing the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
“The various events planned for the week seek to promote visibility and inclusivity of individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities, while also calling attention to the progress that remains in order to ensure that our community is a safe and welcoming space for all,” says Clements. “Our annual Pride Week celebrations represent Mount Allison and the broader Tantramar community’s commitment to this effort. Please join in solidarity to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community this Pride Week, and every week!”
A series of Pride events will take place from Thursday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Sept. 30. Full details of events can be found on MASU’s Facebook and Instagram. Events include:
Thursday, Sept. 14:
- Pride Flag Raising
Chapel | 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15:
- Live Music
10$ cover with proceeds going towards Pride Week events
Ducky’s | 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16:
- Pride Parade (postponed to Oct. 14 because of impending weather)
Followed by flag raising at Town Hall
Downtown Sackville | 4–5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17:
- United Church Ceremony
Sackville United Church | 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 19:
- Queer Art Showcase opening
Open Sept. 19–30
Struts Gallery | 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 20:
- Clothing Swap
Donations can be dropped off at the MASU Office
Tweedie Hall | 12–4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21:
- Fruit Loop Screening
Struts Gallery | 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22:
- Drag Story Time
R.P. Bell Library, Main Floor | 2:30–4 p.m.
- Pride Week & Homecoming Social
hosted by Mount Allison Alumni 2SLGBTQ+ Alumni Affinity Group
Painted Pony Bar & Grill | 5–7 p.m.
Registration is not required, but encouraged: MtA2SLGBTQSocial.eventbrite.ca
Questions about this event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Len & Cub Book Launch
Sackville United Church | 7 p.m.
- Queer Prom
Tweedie Hall | 8 p.m.
Questions about Pride Week? Email Cailean Clements at email@example.com