Happy Pride Month! Throughout June we will be celebrating the queer community on campus through a series of scavenger hunts, blog posts with the best queer content, and resource sharing all month long. The scavenger hunts are hosted by the Pride Centre’s Sarah Armstrong, who will be giving out clues via the @samrubuzz Instagram to find a hidden bag on campus full of goodies created by local queer artists. Each day will have one bag hidden on campus, so make sure to follow us for your chance to find it! Keep up-to-date on all of the Pride Month activities by following the @samrubuzz Instagram, the Pride Centre Facebook group, and the SAMRU News.
*This is a physically-distanced, outdoor event on the MRU campus grounds.
|Scavenger Hunt #1||MRU Campus (outside) |June 8 at 2 p.m. | @samrubuzz Instagram | Hosted by Sarah Armstrong|
|Pride Month Blog: Owning who you are||June 15 | SAMRU Blog|
|Scavenger Hunt #2||MRU Campus (outside) | June 23 at 11 a.m. | @samrubuzz Instagram | Hosted by Sarah Armstrong|
|Pride Month Blog: Managing the haters||June 28 | SAMRU Blog|
Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
The Gender Affirming Clothing Swap is back, and we’re going online! Check out the ‘Gender Affirming Clothing Swap album’ on our Pride Facebook group to browse the available clothing options. If you see something you like, contact the Relationship, Identity, and Sex Programmer Sarah with your choices; from there you will receive contactless pick-up instructions. It’s that easy!
We are not currently accepting donations other than gently worn shoes, binders and bras (due to need), and cultural wear for the spring semester. Please note, all clothing has been quarantined over the winter break.
Love Letters To Survivors
*TW/CW: some mention of sexual assault below.
Call for submissions! Love Letters To Survivors allows individuals to submit art, letters, poems, or songs that are written to the survivors of sexual assault. Those who wish to submit a letter can remain anonymous, or chose to have their name included in their submission as it will be shared across SAMRU and MRU social media channels.
Survivor Love Letters is a movement for survivors of sexual assault and their allies to publicly celebrate their lives. It was started by filmmaker and activist, Tani Ikeda in 2012 on the anniversary of her sexual assault where she penned a letter to her younger self that ended with the words: “This is my survivor love letter”. To see examples of Survivor Love Letters, check out #SurvivorLoveLetters and @survivor.love.letter
Please submit your contribution here. Submissions will remain open and will be posted throughout the month of May in honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you have any additional questions, you can reach out to Sarah Armstrong, RIS Programmer.
*You must be logged into your mtroyal Gmail account to access the website and submissions page. Reach out if you have additional questions.