Dialogue on Diversity:LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit@RRU

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Hello Royal Roads Community,

The Dialogue on Diversity Committee invites your participation!

The university community will come together for the inaugural Dialogue on Diversity initiative on September 23, 2015 in the Centre for Dialogue. This year’s focus is LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit@RRU (inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and questioning individuals). The event is sponsored by the Allan Cahoon Global Advancement and Diversity Fund and also part of the 75th anniversary celebration.

We are inviting all members of the RRU community to add their voices to the conversation. Alumni, current students, staff, faculty, and administration are all invited to submit a short video or audio clip (about 2 min). The video and audio submissions will be shared at the September 23rd event to help facilitate relevant and meaningful conversations that will help us move forward as a diverse and inclusive community. The event itself will also include guest speakers and technology-enabled participation.

The video and audio clips will be amalgamated into a virtual showcase of our voices, stories, questions, research, and ideas to move the conversation forward. In the spirit of a true dialogue, we welcome submissions from all members of the university community, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. If you need an idea for your clip, start by answering one or more of the following questions:

  • Why do you think it is important for us to have open dialogue about diversity and LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit?  
  • What were your RRU experiences like?
  • What can RRU do to improve experiences of LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit students, staff, and faculty?
  • What can RRU do to enable all of us to learn more about LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit issues?

We hope to receive an overwhelming number of submissions to launch a stimulating conversation about LGBTQQ&TwoSpirit@RRU and future Dialogue on Diversity events.

Send your submissions to http://filetransfer.royalroads.ca/ and please indicate sophia.palahicky@royalroads.ca as the recipient. 

A waiver form is required with each submission. 

If you need help using file transfer go here http://computerservices.royalroads.ca/kb/file-transfer-utility

We are looking forward to your submission.  A save-the-date request and more information about the September 23rd event will soon follow. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

Sincerely,

RRU’s Dialogue on Diversity Committee

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