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This campaign ended on Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014



Our team has come together with a shared passion for Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Celebration. Pride Week was created by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services and OUTreach, and is a colourful and vibrant expression of our diverse campus community. Ultimately, University of Alberta Pride Week is about engaging our campus communities to come together to collectively build and support safe, caring, and respectful campus environments for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ*) and allied students, staff, and faculty. It is also one key way in which we help to collectively live out our campus commitment expressed in the vision of Dare to Discover, which is “to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community” and to foster “a diverse, yet inclusive, dynamic collegial community that welcomes change and seizes opportunity with passion and creativity.” Pride Week includes an eclectic array of accessible events, inclusive activities, and diverse volunteering opportunities. As well, Pride Week provides a networking framework for LGBTQ* students and allies to form lasting friendships and join supportive communities. Tweet your Pride! #UAlbertaPrideWeek



The University of Alberta Safe Spaces Climate Report (2013) report highlights the development, findings, and recommendations of the first research conducted on the campus climate for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. The following list of quotes from students and survey stats shows the need for further outreach and visible supports, such as pride week, for sexual and gender minority students at the university of Alberta:

“It's so frustrating, feels like nobody my age gets it. It's weird how it's so acceptable to mock gay people and nobody thinks there is anything distasteful being said.”

“I can tell you from observation these are generally trying and in some cases despairingly difficult times to those who are dealing with [gender] transition.”

“It is horrible when I hear [homophobic language] and it makes me very uncomfortable and angry.”

“…this has all caused a lot of pain for me as I…have been doing so alone, in silence, never having confided in anyone. There isn't a person in the world who knows this about me [that I am gay], which means there isn't a single person in the world who really knows me.”



Wonderfully, University of Alberta Pride week is celebrted and supported by the institution's administration. This support can be summed up by this quote from our University President and Vice-Chancellor
, Indira V. Samarasekera:

“I am proud of the University of Alberta’s continued leadership to create a safe and supportive campus for all of our students, faculty and staff. Pride week is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the University of Alberta as a place of acceptance, inclusion and equality for sexual and gender minorities and their allies.”

Pride Week, and the community that surrounds it, empowers the supportive University of Alberta community to encourage safe spaces for all students to excel in. We believe everyone at the University of Alberta deserves to be celebrated for who they are. We want this year’s Pride Week to continue to reflect our diverse campus community, and promote educational resources for all.





Thank you so much for your support, and for joining us on this incredible journey!







Pride Parade Video 

  Published on Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:38 AM (MST)
The UAlberta Pride Parade 2014 was held on Friday, March 7. There were a record number of students, faculty and staff who participated in support of LGBTQ rights and social justice. It was the most amazing, magical day! Please have a look at this VIDEO which is a snapshot of the historic event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDl8TJVO70w&feature=youtu.be













The Home Stretch! 

  Published on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 12:33 AM (MST)
A big hello to all of you wonderful people!

This is it, the final 2 days of the campaign. We're so close to the end but we still have a little more fundraising to do. As I write this, we are sitting at around 63% of our total goal. While it may seem like a long way to go in a short time, the last few days of of crowd funding is usually the most successful part of the campaign. We can still do this!!

Prideweek has been going very smoothly and has been celebrated on all parts of campus - it really is making a difference. The last couple events are (what I think) going to be a blast! These include the campus Pride Parade, the showing of Paris is Burning and the vogue workshop, the Outreach dragshow and "Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood" by the beautiful Laverne Cox. It really is going to be a fantastic end to a fabulous week.

Once again, I am pleading with you to please help us reach our goal. If you can, please donate - even something as small as $5 adds up and goes a long way. Also, please, please, please, PLEASE share the link below with your friends, families and networks. Just take 2 minutes to shoot an email, post it on facebook or send a tweet. Together we can and will meet our goal.

Love,

Shane and the whole Prideweek team!

P.S. Here's the Link: https://ualberta.useed.net/projects/91/home

Word is travelling fast! 

  Published on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 at 07:47 PM (MST)
Just recently Prideweek was featured in Metro news! The article by Metro reporter Leah Germain discussed the kick-off of Prideweek, highlighting Pink Shirt Day and other coming activites, as well our fundraising initiative.

Here is the article to take a look at: http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/954808/u-of-a-shows-its-pride-in-week-long-celebrations/

We encourage you to share this article as well as the fundraising page among all of your networks. With only 8 days in the campaign, we need to keep the ball rolling1 Together we can meet that goal!

P.S - Here is a picture of just some of the many folks on campus wearing pink shirts on Wednesday. Yeah!

Prideweek is Here! 

  Published on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 08:15 PM (MST)
It’s official! We have kicked off the University of Alberta’s Pride Week with a bang! We are at such a great point in the campaign; we have reached over 50% of our goal, Pink shirts could be seen across campus yesterday, and people are abuzz about coming events over the next 10 days. Most of all, the campus is filled with such a great energy.

The start of Pride Week 2014 means the start of a busy 10 days. There are numerous, fabulous events planned ranging from performances of the “Coming Out Monologues” to Aboriginal Student Services serving Rainbow Bannock and everything in between. Check out the Prideweek website to see a full listing of events: http://prideweek.ualberta.ca/Events

With only 10 more days of the University of Alberta’s Prideweek, it also means there are only 10 days left in our fundraising campaign, and in turn, 10 days to reach our goal . While it may seem redundant to raise money for a week that’s already here, the donations from you fine folks will be used to help make Prideweeks to become substantially more sustainable and a lot more successful. We encourage you to donate if you can and most of all, share the campaign with people you know. If everyone donates, forwards the link to people they know who may be interested and shares it on facebook or twitter,  we will have no problem reaching our goal.

Together we can create build and support a safe, caring, and respectful campus environment for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ*) and allied students, staff, and faculty.

(HUB Mall sporting rainbow colors for UAlberta Prideweek)


50% Almost There!!! 

  Published on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 05:56 PM (MST)
We are so close to our goal of reaching the 50% mark by the end of the day tomorrow... can you help us get there? There are so many ways you can support our campaign. Here are just a few of them: 

1. Make a Donation: Donations start at 5$ and can be as small or as large as you want them to be! Are you planning on coming to one of our free Pride Week events? Think of a 5-10$ donation as the equivalent of a ticket. By donating you help us keep our events free and accessible during future Pride Weeks! 

2. Share Our Campaign: Share our campaign with your friends and family! Here's a sample email you can send (look how easy we've made it for you!). 

Hi!

I recently supported a great cause, University of Alberta Pride Week, and thought you would also be interested in it.

Here's the link where you can check it out: https://ualberta.useed.net/projects/91/home/386

3. Facebook, Tweet, and Blog About Our Campaign: Reach out to your social networks! Our core fundraising team consists of 15 dedicated volunteers who have been spreading the word to our networks for the past 10 days but guess what?! You know people who we don't and the more people who know about our campaign the more likely we are to reach our goal! Consider posting our campaign to one of the social networking sites you use. Here are some sample "fill in the blank" posts you can make when you share the campaign link! 

Pride Week is important because ...
I support Pride Week because ...
Join me in supporting Pride Week!
Pride means ...
I show my pride by ... 

4. Give Us a Lead: Know of someone influential who you think should know about our campaign? We've done a lot of brainstorming as a team but again, you might think of someone who has slipped our minds! Get in touch with us by emailing Alexis.Hillyard@ualberta.ca so we can reach out to them. 

5. All Of the Above: Want to go above and beyond? Consider supporting us in all of these ways!

THANK YOU!

Family Day - an inspiring day for community 

  Published on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 05:35 PM (MST)
Family day is a day for everyone, and we must remember that for many folks, LGBTQ in particular, family rejection is a reality. Pride Week at the University of Alberta can be one of the ways that we create a loving environment for our LGBTQ students and staff.

I am just completely thrilled and in awe of our community for coming together in such an amazing way to support the University of Alberta Pride Week campaign. THANK YOU. We have reached 42% in just 10 days! 20 days to go - let's keep the momentum going!




We've Reached 26%! 

  Published on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at 01:46 AM (MST)
Here's a quick update on the campaign front: We've done some great work so far, let's keep that momentum going! I encourage you all to donate and share the USEED link with your networks. Let's reach that goal together!




Thank you to our first donors! 

  Published on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 02:05 AM (MST)
Thank you Matt and Sean for kicking off our campaign! You rock!




Campaign Kick Off! 

  Published on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 05:12 PM (MST)
It’s official! The day has finally come! Today we go live with the Pride Week campaign. Pride Week itself will be taking place January 26th-March 8th 2014, while this campaign will be up and running for the next 60 days.

Our goal this year is a mere $15,000 which will go towards both this year’s campaign while establishing a nest egg for years to come. These funds go towards a wide variety of things including but not limited to bringing fantastic presenters and speakers in, advertising for the jam packed week, raising glorious rainbow flags high above our beautiful campus, and much, much more. As you’ve probably already seen, we’ve established some milestones for those who are considering to donate to see what a difference even $5 can make. I encourage you check them out and donate.
The University of Alberta Pride Week is all about engaging the campus community to come together to develop and support a safe, caring, and respectful campus for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ*) and allied students, staff, and faculty. I really encourage you to check out the Pride Week website to see a complete listing of the many events taking place during the week: http://prideweek.ualberta.ca/

Cheers from the Pride Week USEED Fundraising team. We look forward to an awesome ride over the next 60 days with you all.


Andrew McCloskey

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Hailey Markowski

Gave $20.00

Jennifer Duffy

Gave $50.00

Abner Brown

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Simon Goyeau

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Mary Yuzwenko

Gave $100.00

Rathi Kumar

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David Mah Ming

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David Mah Ming

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David Mah Ming

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LIsa Cook

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Shelane Jorgenson

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Melissa Casey

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Sarah Stewart

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Taylor Rubin

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Kalyna Horocholyn

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Kerstyn Lane

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Wendy Doughty

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Jane Banks

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Renée Laporte

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Nicole Sander

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Emma Kartes

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Doreen Logue

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Jody Morrison

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Michael Serpe

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Billy Poon

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Gerry Kendal

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Tim Walsh

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Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

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Heike Juergens

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Fern Snart

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Jason Sirockman

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Will Chang

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JAMES WILBUR

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John Andrusiak

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Barbara Maywood

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Melinda McNie

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Crystal Snyder

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Melanie Machado

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Matthew Buhler

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Paige Switzer

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Randy Lievers

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MARTIN NEON MARTIN NEON

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Christie Hutchinson

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Saul Ansbacher

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Megan and Ana Kyriacou and Antonescu

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Laurie Russell

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Melissa Rodenburg

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Parker Leflar

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Julian Faid

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Sean Mowat

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Action Flooring

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M. Dennis

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Cathy Flood

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Robert Desmarais

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Sarah Treit

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Carolyn Grogan

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alvin schrader

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Elaine Goldie

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Judy Birdsell & Terry Brooker

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Luanne Whitmarsh

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Pat Dunnigan

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Judy Lloyd

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Alex Hillyard

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Angela Huber

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lori Christie

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Laura Boisvert

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Stephanie Ibach

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paul armstrong

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Debra Russell

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Gerri Lasiuk

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Petra Cegielny

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Julie Couture

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Lynn Hruczkowski

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Geraint Osborne

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Patrick and Ronan Graham

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Nancy Goebel

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Nancy Goebel

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Lucy De Fabrizio

Gave $100.00

Leanne Wruck

Gave $50.00

Chris McTavish

Gave $10.00

Cynthia Strawson

Gave $50.00

Paige Giesinger

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April Banigan

Gave $10.00

Don Yuzwenko

Gave $100.00

Shelley Klatt

Gave $50.00

Raymond Matthias

Gave $25.00

Raymond Matthias

Gave $25.00

ainsley hillyard

Gave $100.00

Alison Brooks-Starks

Gave $50.00

Kim Riley

Gave $200.00

Amy Shostak

Gave $25.00

William ("Bill") Lee

Gave $50.00

Mike Harding

Gave $50.00

Evan Will

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Linda Slater

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Jane Potentier

Gave $25.00

Manda Champagne

Gave $10.00

Dana Wight

Gave $50.00

Lyle Watling

Gave $100.00

Kristopher Wells

Gave $100.00

julea and len boswell st-aubin

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Karsten Mundel

Gave $100.00

Doreen Logue

Gave $100.00

Chris Daberer

Gave $100.00

tanya kaye adler

Gave $25.00

Trevor Buckle

Gave $25.00

Robert Ford

Gave $100.00

Andre Grace

Gave $250.00

Cristine Myhre

Gave $100.00

Margot Burstow

Gave $25.00

Amber Nicholson

Gave $40.00

Carla Dupras

Gave $50.00

Jodie Lightfoot

Gave $50.00

Scott Leithead

Gave $50.00

Sheila Graham

Gave $25.00

Emma Wilkins

Gave $50.00

Lindsay LeBlanc

Gave $100.00

Susan McNeill-Bindon

Gave $100.00

Winnie Vanderkloor

Gave $10.00

Alison and Jeff Thompson

Gave $100.00

Gerry Kendal

Gave $100.00

Paul Blinov

Gave $50.00

Stephanie Hartwig

Gave $25.00

Rhys Brooker

Gave $100.00

Wade Kelly

Gave $30.00

Tyler Bindon

Gave $50.00

Katherine Binhammer

Gave $50.00

Robert Moyles

Gave $25.00

Gregory Ash

Gave $25.00

Sean Mowat

Gave $50.00

Matthew Racz

Gave $25.00

23 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "University of Alberta Pride Week 2014 ".

Make an Impact

Advertise Us!

Give $5

Help us raise awareness of the awesome events we’re hosting throughout UofA Pride Week. $5 covers the cost of printing 5 colored posters or one lawn sign!

Wave to Us!

Give $10

Provide 20 rainbow flags so UofA community members can ‘wave’ their pride during the Pride Parade!

Celebrate Us!

Give $25

Help provide Pink T-Shirts for students to wear on Pink T-Shirt Day!

Feed Us!

Give $50

Help us provide gluten free and vegan food options at our events. This helps keep our events accessible for people who have dietary restrictions.

Raise Us!

Give $100

Help us be visible to every student and staff at the UofA by supporting a Pride Week flag-banner!

Speak to Us!

Give $250

Help support speaker honouraria and room bookings for the Coming Out Monologues, Intersectionality Series, and other key events!

Include Us!

Give $500

Supply ASL interpretive and CART (closed captioning) services at an event to ensure we make our events as accessible as possible!