Positive Space Spring 2018 Events
Speaker: Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Author, LGBTQ Refugee Activist
Tuesday, February 6th, 7-8:30pm, Building 355, Room 203
The talk will include a bit of Danny's personal story, his arrival here in Canada, the work that he does, and the book he wrote: The Clothesline Swing (long listed for 2018 CBC Canada Reads). Danny will then focus on the many challenges facing queer and trans refugees who come to Canada, dismantling the myth that upon arrival all their problems are behind them.
This event is organized in collaboration with VIU Positive Space Alliance and is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week. Free admission. Copies of Danny's book are available at the VIU Campus Store, and will be available for sale and signing.
Registration is not required
Want to join the Positive Space Alliance in making VIU a welcoming place for LGBTQ2+ individuals? Attend this training session is the way to join the Positive Space Alliance's safe spaces campaign. This session will provide background information on common issues faced by students and employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, or two-spirited (LGBTQ2+), tips on what you can do to create a more inclusive environment at Vancouver Island University, and outline the expectations of those displaying the Positive Space sticker.