UNCG Pride Month 2019

Download the full PRIDE Month ’19 Calendar, here!

All of our Pride Month events and details are listed below. 

‡  Students Only     |      ◊  Faculty/Staff only     |     ▼  ALL UNCG

Pride Month Kickoff and Resource Fair (▼)

March 15, EUC 062 – IRC, 11am-2pm

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement as we kick-off Pride Month 2019 here at UNCG! We will be joined by on- and off-campus resources. 

Intercultural Lecture Series: “Woman Trapped” – Alison Grillo (▼)

(In Partnership with Campus Activities and Programs)

March 15, EUC Auditorium, 7pm

Alison Grillo is a transgender comedian and speaker who simply lives to bring her unique story and off-beat sense of humor to institutions of higher learning. Alison appeared as the first transgender comedian on Last Comic Standing and tours the college comedy circuit frequently as an educator on LGBTQ+ topics. Her program combines multimedia, discussion, and stand-up comedy.

Button Making: Share Your Pride and Pronouns  (▼)

March 18, EUC 062 – IRC, 11am-1pm

Come make your own custom buttons to show your pride and share your pronouns all year long. 

Safe Zone  (‡)

March 19, Shaw Residence Hall, Tillman-Smart Room, 7-9pm

Open to all students, our newly revamped Safe Zone curriculum guides participants through and interactive and reflective dialogue around resiliency, the many intersectional aspects of LGBTQ+ identity, and what allyship looks like on a daily basis. 

Queer Film Series: “Julio of Jackson Heights”  (▼)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s School of Education)

Match 20, 7-9pm, EUC Auditorium

Julio Rivera, a Bronx-born Puerto Rican hustler, was murdered in a schoolyard in Jackson Heights, Queens on July 2, 1990, by three young men looking to clean up their neighborhood by ‘stretching out a gay guy’, but instead the murder sparked the coming out of New York’s largest and until then most closeted LGBTQ community.

Trans Pride Party: #TransIsThriving (▼)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s Student Government Association)

March 21, 7pm, EUC Cone Ballroom

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and UNCG’s Student Government Association as we celebrate the trans experience! We will be hosting two local trans-identified activists and drag entertainers who will engage in a #TransIsThriving dialogue, before kicking off our party with incredible performances. 

Tunnel of Oppression (▼)

March 25, EUC Cone Ballroom, 1-4pm & 5-8pm

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event highlighting contemporary issues of oppression in our society. Tunnel of Oppression topics generally raise awareness about specific areas of oppression across identities and communities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender/gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, age, etc.) and explores the opportunity for social change. Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various scenes that focus on a particular issue of oppression with an assigned tour guide. Scenes can be scripted acting scenes or interactive exhibits that last about 2-5 minutes. The scenes in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people or communities who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

REEL Talk: Pose on FX  (▼)

March 27, EUC Auditorium, 7pm

The Office of Intercultural Engagement’s Reel Talk series aims to prompt meaningful dialogue about identity, intersectionality, and contemporary social justice issues through films and film clips. Join us for this special Pride Month edition where we will be discussing Pose on FX. 

WGS Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works (▼)

March 29, 9am-7pm, Elliott University Center

UNCG Women’s & Gender Studies Program presents their 4th annual research symposium, a conference dedicated to exchanging knowledges, building relationships, and engaging in meaningful conversation around systemic oppressions. Open to graduate students, undergraduate students, activists, and community members! 

UNCG Pride Pageant (▼)

March 31, 7pm, EUC Auditorium

Enjoy the art of drag? Never tried drag before? Doesn’t matter! Join us for the first annual UNCG Pride Pageant, where any and all students can compete in drag for the title of UNCG Pride Royalty!

All forms of drag are welcome for this competition, and participants will be competing for one title regardless of any gender they might be portraying with their drag persona. Participants should prepare for three categories. First, participants will walk the stage in their best UNCG Pride ensemble, with specific attention given to incorporating both UNCG spirit and the colors of the pride flag. Second, participants will answer a question on-stage. Third, participants will participate in a talent portion, bringing to the stage whatever best represents them. Participants need to arrive no later than 6:15pm, and need to fill out the registration form, available here, before Friday, March 29th at 5pm.

Rainbow Round Robin (▼)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s Intercultural Leadership Council)

April 1, EUC Dail, 4-6pm

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and the Intercultural Leadership Council, for a unique opportunity to explore others identities, engage in dialogue across identities, and build connections in a fun and meaningful way.

Queer Clothing Drive: Drop-Off (‡)

April 1-5, EUC 062 – IRC

This is the perfect time to clean out those closets for a great cause! Bring all of your clothing items to be used in our Queer Clothing Drive, meant to offer space for students at UNCG to find gender-affirming clothes. 

Safe Zone  (‡)

April 2, Shaw Residence Hall, Tillman-Smart Room, 12:30-2pm

Open to all students, our newly revamped Safe Zone curriculum guides participants through and interactive and reflective dialogue around resiliency, the many intersectional aspects of LGBTQ+ identity, and what allyship looks like on a daily basis. 

Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence (◊) 

April 3, Bryan 113, 9:30am

Facilitated by UNCG’s Campus Violence Response Center

In this workshop, we will discuss the unique challenges that LGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and harassment face. The presentation will also provide faculty and staff the tools to respond to disclosures from LGBTQ+ survivors in an affirming and inclusive manner, equipping them with resources to best serve students. 

Intersections of LGBTQ+ Inclusion Among Communities of Faith, A Roundtable Discussion (▼)

April 4, EUC 062 – IRC, 7pm

Join members of a variety of faith communities as we engage in a discussion around what inclusion of LGBTQ+ people looks like in these spaces, and how these identities intersect with beliefs, practices, and affiliations. 

LGBTQ+ and Abroad (◊)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s Study Abroad Office)

April 8, Foust 206, 6pm

Join us as we provide faculty/staff the opportunity to consider how we support and include students throughout the study abroad experience. This includes barriers marginalized students might fact, strategies when supporting students, identifying and responding to microaggressions, and raising awareness around intersecting social identities in general.

Queer Clothing Drive (‡)

April 8-12, EUC 062 – IRC

Stop by our Queer Clothing Drive, meant to offer space for students at UNCG to find gender-affirming clothes. 

De-Stress Fest  (▼)

April 9, Moran Commons – Fountain (Rain Location: Cone Ballroom), 12-3pm

In collaboration with Recreation & Wellness and UNCG’s Counseling Center, come have a great time exploring a variety of ways to unwind before finals!

Queering the Narrative of #MeToo (▼)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s Campus Violence Response Center and No Labels)

April 10, EUC Auditorium Pre-Function Area, 6:30pm

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and UNCG Pride month, join us for a dialogue about the intersections of the LGBTQ+ community and experiences of sexual assault. We will discuss the history and current culture of the #MeToo movement as well as the challenges for Queer voices to be heard. This event will be facilitated by the LGBTQ+ Advocate in the CVRC and other staff will be present for emotional support as needed. 

Sex in the Dark (‡)

(In Partnership with UNCG’s Study Abroad Office)

April 11, 7pm, Intercultural Resource Center (EUC 062)

Come be a part of our annual Sex in the Dark: a fun opportunity offering sex education that is inclusive, inviting, and ‘anonymous.’

Pride March  (▼)

April 12, EUC Commons, 12 -2pm

Join Confetti as they lead a march around campus to close out our month of programming centered around celebrating identity and sharing pride! March will start at EUC Commons.

Trans Zone  (‡)

April 15, Shaw Residence Hall, Tillman-Smart Room, 12-2pm

Trans Zone explores the many identities underneath the transgender umbrella, creating space for dialogue around common misconceptions, discrimination and violence, and strategies for allyship and advocacy. 

CommUNITY Dialogue: Latino/a/x – What’s the Difference?  (▼)

April 16, EUC 062 – IRC, 12 -2pm

The CommUNITY Dialogue Series is a campus-wide monthly opportunity for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and inclusion affecting our UNCG community. This engaging conversation will explore recognizing the intersections of LGBTQ+ and Latin American identities.

Second Chance Prom (‡)

April 16, 7pm, Alumni House – Virginia Dare Room

Most people in the LGBTQ+ community wish they could get a prom do-over and now is your chance! No Labels is having a Second Chance Prom to get you the do-over you deserve. This second chance could mean bringing the date you want, the friends you want, or just going by yourself! Dress in your best, authentic clothing and get ready to dance the night away!