Exhibitions, presentations and prizes for PRIDE month
Once again, the UV participates in the events of PRIDE month through the ‘Diversitats’ initiative promoted by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Policies. Exhibitions, workshops, prizes and guidebook presentations are among a few of the activities that will take place during the month of June.
International LGBT+ PRIDE day is celebrated on 28 June to commemorate the Stonewall Riot of 1969. This riot was provoked by a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular bar and refuge for the ostracised members of the LGTB+ community in New York City in the late 60s. Thus, this day is recognised as the first time the LGBT+ community stood together to fight against the system that oppressed them.
For this reason, ‘Diversitats’ has organised events and activities during the entire month of June. The aim is to raise awareness of the different initiatives and events in which the University of Valencia participates that give visibility to diversity and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Already scheduled are exhibitions, workshops, prizes and guidebook presentations, among others.
Diversitats award, exhibitions, books and guidebooks
It has been announces that, for the first time, a prize will be offered for theses projects (Undergraduate, Master and Doctoral) on the topic of diversity at the UV defended during the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
More information: Call for Entries and Rules
In the Faculty of Geography and History, from 8-10 June, there will be a workshop titled ‘Desviant l’Arxiu: trobada sobre dissidències sexogenèriques a la pràctica arxivística’ (‘Deviating the archives: meeting on sex-gendered dissidences in archival practice.’
The workshop will delve deeper into the challenges that queer specificity presents for records. Registration is required and free by emailing the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 9 June in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, there will be a booth passing out the new Guide to Diversity in Physical Activity and Sports that also coincides with the graduation for Sciences and Physical Activity and Sports.
In La Nau Cultural Centre, there will be an exhibition titled ‘Les Corps Incorruptibles’: A declaration of feminist, queer, and anti-racist love by the artist Emilie Hallard.
The exhibition will premiere on Friday 9 June at 7:30pm and will be accompanied by an acoustic concert by the artist Sita Rizzi. One day before, on Thursday 8 June, there will be a meeting with the artist and a poetry reading ‘Amors sense casa’ (Love without a home) by Begonya Pozo and Iago Muñoz.
More information: Les Corps Incorruptibles, Emilie Hallard
Lastly, to close out PRIDE month, there will be a series of exhibitions during the last week of June.
In the Science Library ‘Eduard Boscà’ on the Burjassot Campus, there will be a selection, exhibition and loaning of books with LGBTQ+ topics on the first floor of the library.
And in the Rector’s Hall, you can visit the photography exhibition titled ‘Dando la cara. Un paseo por la diversidad’ (Showing our faces. A stroll through diversity). It aims to display representative photography that show positive references to diversity, with the goal of combating out-dated beliefs and prejudices.
Complete programme: https://www.uv.es/igualtat/webnova2014/orgull23.pdf
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