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LGBTUA+ History Month events this February

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This February we're inviting everyone to come celebrate LGBTUA+ history with us, through a wide variety of events taking place on campus. There's something for everyone, with workshops and screenings, talks and drop-ins, trips and tasters, and even a 5K run!

Valentines Card-Making

Tuesday 4 February 2020
12 - 2pm
SUHQ Kevin Gately Room (Meeting Room 2)

Finding the right card can be difficult, especially if you're part of the LGBTUA+ community, so this year we're making our own! Join us to design your own Valentines card, be it for a romantic partner or a friend. All materials provided free of charge.

You can find the Facebook event for this event here.

 

Queer History Warwick - Nanette Screening and Discussion

Wednesday 5 February 2020
2 - 5.30pm
S0.18 and S0.20, Social Sciences

Please be aware that this performance screening contains themes that some may find difficult.

You are free to watch Nanette at your leisure and join us afterwards for the discussion. If you are joining us for the whole event, the session will have the following schedule:

  • 2 - 3.30pm - Introduction and screening of Nanette (S0.18).
  • 3.30 - 4pm - Break (S0.18).
  • 4 - 5.30pm - Panel discussion and Q&A (S0.20).

Find more information at on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Amnesty - Being a Good Ally 101

Wednesday 5 February 2020
4 - 5pm
H2.44, Humanities

Join Warwick Amnesty for an interactive workshop, analysing privilege to determine (or explain, if you’re part of the LGBTUA+ community) how you can be a good ally both within and outside of Warwick campus.

Find more information at on the Being a Good Ally 101 Facebook event page.

 

Warwick Amnesty - LGBTI Rights: A Talk by a Rainbow Network Activist

Thursday 6 February 2020
7 - 8pm
S0.13, Social Sciences

Warwick Amnesty is proud to host a talk by the Transgender leader of Amnesty's Rainbow Network, Maria Munir.

Maria will give some insight on the Rainbow Network and their ongoing campaigns as well as talk about the situation for LGBTI defenders across the world. They will also include a part about their personal journey as an LGBTI human rights defender who has done advocacy from the grassroots level all the way to the UN.

Find more information at on the LGBTI Rights Facebook event page.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Friday 7 February 2020
12 - 3pm
Atrium, SUHQ

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information at on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Building a Trans-Inclusive University Staff Workshop

Friday 7 February 2020
1 - 2pm
R0.14, Ramphal Building

Be part of building a trans-inclusive university by attending a workshop this term. No prior knowledge required, the workshops will address what it means to be trans, correct terminology, issues faced by the trans community, university policy, and practical steps to being a trans supporter.

Questions this workshop will address:

  • What does 'trans' mean and what is the correct terminology to use?
  • What issues do trans staff and students face in a university environment?
  • What is in the University's 'Trans & Gender Reassignment Policy'?
  • What support do trans colleagues and students need?
  • What tangible things can each of us do to build a trans-inclusive university environment?

Registration via this link is required. For more information contact the facilitator via sam.parr@warwicksu.com.

 

Queer History Warwick - Dr Gemma Romain event

Friday 7 February 2020
4 - 6pm
R3.41, Ramphal Building

Full details are yet to be confirmed.

Dr Gemma Romain is an independent historian that specialises in Caribbean and Black British history, with a focus on archives, art, and queer Black British histories; and on African-Caribbean diasporic histories with a focus on Grenada and Jamaica.

Find more information at on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Amnesty - ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Film Screening

Friday 7 February 2020
5 - 8pm
S0.21, Social Sciences

Find more information at on the 'Call Me By Your Name Film' Screening Facebook event page.

 

Trans Community Swimming Session

Monday 10 February 2020
1.30 - 3.30pm
Sports Hub

This session is open to University of Warwick members of Trans and/or non-binary community to go swimming.

  • For University of Warwick staff and students.
  • Free to attend, just sign up.
  • For any member of the Trans or non-binary community.
  • It doesn't matter how confident you are in the water, there will be a shallow section and buoyancy aids available.

Find more information at on the Trans Community Swimming Session webpage.

 

LGBTUA+ Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wednesday 12 February 2020
2 - 4pm
Floor 2 Training Room, Main Library

To celebrate LGBTUA+ History Month help us to improve the representation of LGBTUA+ individuals, culture and events by creating and editing relevant Wikipedia pages.

Sign up for the event here.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Thursday 13 February 2020
5 - 7pm
S0.28, Social Sciences

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information at on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Building a Trans-Inclusive University Staff Workshop

Monday 17 February 2020
10 - 11am
R0.03, Ramphal Building

Be part of building a trans-inclusive university by attending a workshop this term. No prior knowledge required, the workshops will address what it means to be trans, correct terminology, issues faced by the trans community, university policy, and practical steps to being a trans supporter.

Questions this workshop will address:

  • What does 'trans' mean and what is the correct terminology to use?
  • What issues do trans staff and students face in a university environment?
  • What is in the University's 'Trans & Gender Reassignment Policy'?
  • What support do trans colleagues and students need?
  • What tangible things can each of us do to build a trans-inclusive university environment?

Registration via this link is required. For more information contact the facilitator via sam.parr@warwicksu.com.

 

Queer History Warwick - Lola Olufemi (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday 18 February 2020
5 - 7pm
OC1.04, Oculus

Lola Olufemi is a queer feminist writer and organiser and the co-author of 'A FLY Girl's Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Elitism and Power'.

This event forms part of a History Research Seminar Programme called 'The Politics of Diversity From Historical Perspective'.

Find more information at on the Queer History Warwick webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Sexual Health Drop-In

Thursday 20 February 2020
12 - 5pm
Sports Hub

The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as resources & guidance on sexual health, safer sex & contraception.

These clinics offer:

  • Self-testing kits for chlamydia.
  • Free safer sex materials, including condoms and lube.
  • C-Card scheme collection point.
  • Peer to peer sexual health support.

Find more information at on the Students' Union Sexual Health Drop-In webpage.

 

Warwick Student's Union - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery OUTing The Past 2020

Saturday 22 February 2020
Time TBC
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

OUTing The Past is an annual celebration of LGBT+ history. Throughout the year BMAG celebrate the past, preserve the present, and look towards the future. OUTing The Past has featured speakers from all over the world - showcasing the depth and breadth of the LGBTUA+ community.

Warwick Students' Union will be arranging for a group to go to BMAG together. The event is free, but the cost of travel is not included.

Find more information at on the OUTing the Past Facebook event page.

 

Sport National Governing Body letter-writing event

Tuesday 25 February 2020
1:30 - 3:30pm
Graduate space, SU

Are you part of a sports club exec committee? Want to understand, and help improve your NGB's trans athletes policy? Express your interest in this event, where SU officers and staff will be available to support & advise you in doing just that. You'll come away with an understanding of what your NGB's policy means for trans athletes wishing to compete in your sport, and a draft letter your club can send to your NGB calling for change (where necessary).

Express your interest in attending this event here, as well as support obtaining a copy of your relevant NGB's trans athletes policy.

 

Rainbow Run 

Friday 28 February 2020
1pm start
Sports & Wellness Hub

Don your brightest and most colourful clothes/accessories and join us for a 5K run around campus. Participants are welcome to fundraise for charity or simply participate. #ReshapingSport

Find out more information on the Rainbow Run Facebook event page.

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