shOUT! PEI's Gender & Sexuality Awareness Conference

Sat, Apr 21, 2018 9:30am to 5:00pm
W.A. Murphy Student Centre


Get Engaged With PEI’s LGBTQ2S+ Community

The Diversity and Social Justice Studies program at the University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce it will be hosting the fifth annual shOUT! PEI’s Gender and Sexuality Awareness Conference.

The conference is a day-long event featuring hands-on workshops, engaging presentations, and thought-provoking discussion panels around LGBTQ2S+ issues faced by our Island community.

This day will begin with a land acknowledgement and opening ceremony led by Eliza Star Child Knockwood, followed by a panel of queer Islanders sharing their stories. Throughout the day, we will have presentations covering topics such as LGBTQ2S+ mental health, how to start your own GSA, inclusive safer sex education, and workshops on drag make-up and zine-making. Resources from local groups and businesses such as PEERS Alliance, Women’s Network, Pride PEI, Wild Impulse, etc will be available throughout the day. We are proud to announce the conception of QueerScape: an Island showcase of artists in the LGBTQ2S+ community open to any artistic medium. The day will conclude with a keynote performance by Island-born artist, Tanya Davis, and a closing ceremony by Eliza Star Child Knockwood.

The event is free and open to the public: youth, parents, students, educators, healthcare providers, and anyone interested in exploring gender and sexuality. Our event will have volunteers trained in peer mental health support on-site if any of our participants require it. Coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the morning and lunch will be provided free of charge. We will be accepting donations throughout the day to support PEERS Alliance and their LGBTQ2S+ programming.

Registration begins at 9:30am in McMillan Hall in the W. P. Murphy Student Centre on the UPEI campus. All venues for the conference are accessible, and there are all-gender washrooms on site. The conference begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. 

Ann Braithwaite
(902) 628-4312
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