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CWU Celebrates Pride Week

May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015


It’s that time of year again to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and CWU is set to host a week’s worth of events for CWU Pride Week Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29. Pride is a nationally recognized movement in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally culture with annual events scheduled in cities and communities across the globe. A wide range of events are planned for CWU, from professional lectures to drag shows.


A full list of CWU Pride Week events are as follows:


All Week


Queer Feminism Partition/Pride Week Partition


All Day


Monday, May 25


Field Day

A wide variety of competitive sporting activities and games as a fun way to kick off Pride Week

CWU Barto lawn

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spectators are free, participants are $2/person or $10/group

Pre-registration open and available online at


Tuesday, May 26


Neville Hoad: “Drag & the Pedagogy of the Normal Lessons from Botswana’s Miss HIV Stigma-Free Beauty Pageant”

A lecture on the history and cultural impact of Botswana’s Miss HIV Beauty Pageant, where all of the contestants are open about being HIV positive.

CWU Black Hall 151

4 p.m.



Block Party

A festival-style block party with activities, campus clubs and organizations, and a wide array of companies/organizations. Show up ready to have fun, get access to resources and engage in the diversity of campus.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.




There will be a bake sale and fun prizes.

SURC 137 A/B

7 p.m.

One Bingo card is $0.50 and three are $1.


Wednesday, May 27


Queer Art Show

The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression.

SURC 137 A/B

All day


Submission open and available at


Dyke March and Rally

A way to acknowledge women within the Queer Community and increase lesbian visibility.

SURC 137 A/B

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Dr. Shaka McGlotten presents “Political Aesthetics of Drag”

The “Political Aesthetics of Drag” is part of a larger project about artists and activists who use drag in their work. Dr. McGlotten argues that their drag personas and performances can provide unique vantage points from which to consider our shared political present.

Black 151

3 p.m.



Find Your Inner Drag Queen or King, led by Cat McMillen, CWU Costume Manager

SURC 135

4 – 6 p.m.



Singer-songwriter and Transgender Motivational Speaker Ryan Cassata

SURC Theatre

7 p.m.



Thursday, May 28


Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA+ CWU students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges, achievements and contributions to campus.

Black 151

6 p.m.



Friday, May 29


Amateur Drag Show

SURC West Patio

11 a.m.



Pride Parade

Anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group!

SURC West Patio

After Amateur Drag Show (around 1 p.m.)



Professional Drag Show

Come see our professional Drag Queens/Kings perform. Hosted by Jenuwine Beaute & Aquasha DeLusty.

SURC Ballroom

7 p.m.


“Queen Fling” dance at the Elmira After Professional Drag Show (around 9:30 p.m.)

Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with students and community members at CWU Pride Week. With a robust list of events, there’s something for everyone.

For more information call 509-963-2127 or email



May 25, 2015
May 29, 2015


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