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Reading Student Pride Week

Reading Student Pride Week

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.

There'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
10.30 -11:00 LGBTQIA+ subculture - kink, fetish and consent - Quincy Handler EU 2022 & Chairperson of Animagi
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