Call for volunteers and ideas for Pride 2019
According to Human Rights Campaign, the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States.
Harassed by local police simply for congregating, transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer patrons decided to take a stand and fight back against the brutal intimidation they regularly faced.
By refusing to resign themselves to the shadows of that bar or American society, a social movement dedicated to the eradication of discrimination against all LGBTQ Americans was born. The LGBTQ rights movement has grown globally and every year Pride festivals happen around the world.
To celebrate, honor and to create more awareness about LGBTTQQ Rights, the Diversity Action Group (DAG) and RRU Proud are searching for ideas and also volunteers to help out during the Royal Roads University Pride Festival scheduled to happen in the first week of July and also for the Annual Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
This year our hope is to have a bigger, vibrant and more colorful representation of Royal Roads University at the Pride Parade. The first planning meeting will be held on May 29, 2019 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Library Pond 3.