Celebrate LGBTQIA+ PRIDE 2020
June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Join us throughout June for various online events and activities to observe LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Even though in-person PRIDE celebrations are on hold, we can still celebrate and build community in an online environment.
We celebrate June as Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall uprising led by trans and queer people of color in June 1969. We acknowledge that trans and queer people of color have all too often been obscured and minimized within the queer community. In this Pride Month, we recognize and celebrate our diversity. The Queer community stands in solidarity with Black and other communities of color against state-sanctioned violence, police brutality, and systemic racism to fight for true equity and inclusion. #BlackLivesMatter #FightOn
Please see the full schedule here.
Check out our live events. Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.
Can't make the live events? Check out our Anytime Activities.
Check out a list of LGBTQIA+ & Anti-Racist Resources.
PRIDE Live Events
Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join
Safer at Home: Conversation with MariNaomi
Monday, June 8, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please join for the second in a series of conversations with contemporary LGBTQ artists as part of the ONE Archives' ongoing online exhibition, Safer at Home. Curator Lexi Johnson will speak with artist MariNaomi about her daily comic drawings, overall practice, and thoughts on “safer at home.” Register HERE. (ONE Archives)
Gender-Inclusive Use of Student Names and Pronouns - Meeting ID: 949 5023 2521 Password: 094453
Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Demonstration, discussion, practice, and planning of teaching techniques that help make the student classroom experience more inclusive with regards to student names and pronouns. Participants will explore Title IX policy, choices for syllabi language, and suggestions for reducing assumptions when sharing names and pronouns and addressing students by them. Encore offering from the Provost’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Week. (Center for Excellence in Teaching, LGBT Resource Center, Title IX, Rossier)
Open Forum: There can be no Pride if it is not Intersectional
Monday, June 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting ID: 987 2284 6209 Password Required. RSVP with your USC email to get the password.
We will discuss diversity and intersectionality within the queer community and ways the USC queer community can be in solidarity with Black and other people of color within and beyond the queer community. Please listen prior to the forum: Stonewall 50: Whose Movement Is It Anyway? - Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw. Recommended reading: Audre Lorde, “Learning from the 60s”; GLAAD Statement; Queer Eye's Karamo Brown Calls Out Racism in the LGBT Community; Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020; It's Time Black and Brown People Be Included in the Pride Flag. (USC Libraries)
Safer at Home: Conversation with Brenda Zhang (Bz)
Monday, June 15, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please join for the third in a series of conversations with contemporary LGBTQ artists as part of the ONE Archives' ongoing online exhibition, Safer at Home. Curator Lexi Johnson will speak with artist Brenda Zhang (Bz) about their ongoing painting projects. Register HERE. (ONE Archives)
Student Civil Rights - Meeting ID: 957 7007 5510 Password: 363579
Thursday June 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
USC is committed to being an inclusive and diverse community where all identities are celebrated. Please join Kegan Allee-Moawad, the Associate Director of Title IX, for a conversation about how the university works to ensure that all students are treated equitably, and what students can do if they feel they have experienced any form of harassment. Students who attend can expect to leave with a better understanding of their rights, learn more about campus resources, and know who they can contact if they have future questions or concerns. (Title IX Office)
Pride Open Mic
Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Meeting ID: 995 9640 3530 Password Required. RSVP with your USC email to get the password and a chance to win a gift card.
Pride open mic is a chance for you to express the importance of Pride by sharing music, songs, poetry, spoken word, story-telling, art, photos, and other forms of expression. You can share original work as well the work of your favorite LGBTQIA+ and especially QPOC authors, artists, musicians, and activists. Each participant will have 3 minutes to share. For longer works, select a short excerpt. (USC Libraries)
Creative Outlets for Stress Management - Meeting ID: 962 0702 3336
Friday, June 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us in an active exploration of pride-themed stress management outlets that foster creativity and originality. (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)
Pride Zine Making - Meeting ID: 278 581 4541
Friday, June 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate Pride Month by creating your own zine. We have a slate of interesting and inspirational zines by queer creators lined up to share during this event, and we will have a zine-making demonstration showing both mini zines made with a single sheet of paper and larger zines bound with needle and thread. RSVP for a chance to win a gift card. (USC Libraries Staff Council)
USC LGBT Resource Center
Check the USC LGBT Resource Center website for ongoing events.
Complete online puzzles created from historical PRIDE images selected from the ONE Archives digital collection. Choose 6-piece puzzles for a quick break, or more pieces for a challenge. (USC Libraries, ONE Archives, USC Digital Library)
Pride Virtual Backgrounds
Celebrate LGBTQIA+ PRIDE with USC Libraries PRIDE month virtual backgrounds. (USC Libraries)
Share your LGBTQIA+ Pandemic Story
Create and share a record of your experience in the pandemic as an LGBTQIA+ person or ally. In an effort to capture the lived experiences during this COVID-19 pandemic of members of the University of Southern California community and communities throughout Los Angeles and the Southern California region, the USC Libraries Special Collections and University Archives invite you to create and share a record of your experience. It can take almost any form, as long as it aims to document your experience during this pandemic. (USC Libraries)
Remembering LGBTQ Victims and Witnesses to the Holocaust
In commemoration of June as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education offers an online showcase of audiovisual testimony from gay men and women persecuted by the Nazis, as well as links to blog posts and relevant lectures by visiting scholars to the Institute. (USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education)
Safer at Home
Safer at Home is an online exhibition of objects from the ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries organized by its curator, Alexis Bard Johnson. The selected items resonate with and reflect on the idea of “safer at home.” These archival materials act as a mirror—bringing the past into the present and offering perspective on what is happening today. They highlight people, events, and activities but offer inspiration and comfort for us in the present. (ONE Archives)
Watch Lost LA Episode Coded Geographies
Learn how Black and queer communities used underground guidebooks to navigate and resist oppressive social and geographical spaces and build community during Jim Crow America and pre-Stonewall. (USC Libraries; Lost LA)
Explore Historical PRIDE Posters
Browse digitized historical Pride celebration posters from the ONE Archives collection at the USC Digital Library. (USC Libraries; ONE Archives; USC Digital Library)
Anti-Racist Resources for Building Allyship and Advocacy (USC Student Affairs - Student Equity and Inclusion Programs)
Anti-Racism Resources (USC Dornsife - Office of Diversity)
Anti-Racist Pedagogy Guide (USC Libraries)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Guide (USC Libraries)
Gender & LGBTQ Guides (USC Libraries)
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