LEAD WITH PRIDE 2014
Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1, 2014
Lead with Pride is a unique two-day conference organized by a team of students and staff brings LGBTQ students together to learn about leadership and community building on campus and beyond.
Lead with Pride is open to U of T students across all three campuses. We encourage all interested students to apply, including current student leaders, volunteers with LGBTQ groups, students from different colleges, campuses and academic disciplines. This is also a great opportunity for new students looking to connect with student leaders and LGBTQ-related student organizations. To help students network at the conference, the attendance will be limited.
This year, we’re excited to welcome LGBTQ community leaders, U of T students, staff and alumni to facilitate a range of workshops strengthening the diversity of LGBTQ student leadership today. We will release a full schedule of workshops in January.
APPLY TO ATTEND LEAD WITH PRIDE
Application Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2014
Lead with Pride 2014 is organized by a committee of student representatives from VicPride!, OUT@UTM, Equity Students Union, Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance, Sexual Diversity Studies Student Union, Woodsworth Inclusive, LGBTOUT, the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office and interested students.
Lead with Pride Conference Schedule
* Full workshop descriptions and Facilitator biographies to be provided soon
Friday, January 31
3:00 pm – Registration
3:30 pm – Conference Welcome
4:00 pm – LEADING FROM THE INSIDE OUT; Facilitator: Kristina Minella
5:30 pm – Dinner
6:00 pm – NAVIGATING DIFFERENCE IN LGBTQ COMMUNITIES; Facilitator: Ty Smith
9:00 pm – Day 1 Closing
Saturday, February 1
10:00 am – Breakfast and Registration
10:30 am – TWO-SPIRIT TRADITIONS: We Belong In Our Communities; Facilitator: Warren Green
11:30 am – Concurrent Session 1
A) INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP; Facilitator: New College Leadership Certificate
B) CREATING SPACE FOR BISEXUALITY AND SEXUAL FLUIDITY; Facilitator: Cheryl Dobinson
1:00 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – Concurrent Session 2
A) SEXUAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP; Facilitator: Ricky Rodrigues
B) FATNESS & QUEER DESIRE; Facilitator: Asam Ahmad
3:15 pm – Concurrent Session 3
A) LGBTQ PEER SUPPORT; Facilitator: LGBTQ Youth Line
B) TRANS INCLUSION; Facilitator: Kit Wilson-Yang
4:45 pm – Networking Sessions
A) KINKY CRAFTS; Facilitator: U of T Sexual Education Centre
5:45 pm – Conference Closing and Social
Students who attend Lead with Pride will be able to:
- Network with over 40 LGBTQ students from all three campuses
- Engage in over 10 innovative LGBTQ leadership workshops
- Learn about your personal leadership style
- Expand your knowledge of LGBTQ communities
- Discover the value of sharing your experiences and knowledge
- Learn skills of collaboration and communication
- Celebrate with new friends and mentors
What did last year’s students have to say?
“The best part is the safe space where I could be around similar/diverse perspectives/stories/people/experiences”
“It allowed me to check in with myself, which is something I rarely get to do as a student leader who is more worried about others than myself.”
“I learned things that I don’t think I would be able to learn in a classroom environment. I feel like I’m more of an accepting person after this event.”
“I was able to meet other student leaders and be inspired.”
Interested in Attending?
- Fill out an Application Form today
- Application Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2014