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Diversity Week

Diversity Week

Diversity Week

Diversity Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and visibility of queer identities and issues on campus. We use 'Queer' as a umbrella term to describe the many variations of attraction, sex and gender identity, including intersex, transgender, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay. 

This year we are holding Diversity Week in semester two, Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August.

2018 Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sunday

Queerest Tea Party

12-2
 

 

Inter-Cultural Communication Workshop
12-1

 

 

ODA Heels Choreography Workshop

12-1

 

 

Sex Seminars, part 1
1-2

 

 

Sex Seminars, part 2
1-2

 

Queer Awareness Workshop
1-2

 

 

UniQ Queer Quiz
7-9

 

Human Library

5-7
 

 

Human Library
5-7

 

 

Women's + Club Otago Film Screening

4pm - 6pm

UniQ

Beer and Board Games Potluck

6.45pm

 

Event Descriptions:
 

  • Human Library: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover 

The Living Library is a pop-up event where real people are the books that you take out on loan. The pop-up creates space and conversation to challenge steretotypes and prejudices. Let's listen to different people's life story to celebrate the diversity. The human books involve people from a variety of background and communities, includind but not limited to individuals with trans and queer identities. Click here for more information.

Where: Central Library, University of Otago

Cost: Free

 

  • Intercultural Communication Workshop 

All of our actions are based on our cultural background. Therefore, understanding your own and other people's culture is crucial in good communication. When you know how different we can be, it becomes easier, more fun and more relaxing to talk to people from other cultures! This workshop is not specific to queer communities. Click here for more information.

Where: Main Union Common Room

Cost: Free

 

  • ODA Heels Choreography Workshop

A fusion of Hip Hop, and street jazz with a mix of the sassiness of burlesque, this is sure to be a really fun dance class! This choreography is sexy and strong and will sure to leave you feeling empowered. Anyone is welcome so come along and join us for an awesome class! Be sure to bring along your favourite pair of heels and a water bottle cause things about about to get hot! Follow ODA on Facebook and Instagram.

Where: Exercise Studio, Clubs and Societies.

Cost: Free

 

  • Pride Fundraiser

Pick up your pride ribbon or choose from a selection of fun diveristy badges. All money raised will go towards LGBT youth groups in the lower Southland area.

Where: OUSA Clubs and Societies reception and the Main OUSA reception. 

Cost: gold coin donation
 

  • Queer Awareness Workshop

This is an invaluable and unique learning opportunity to better understand the broad spectrum of queer identities and learn how to create inclusive environments for queer groups and individuals. There will be a stronger focus on the tertiary education context although this course is applicable to most. Register here.

Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs and Societies

Cost: $5

 

  • Queerest Tea Party

The Queerest Tea party is a biannual event run by OUSA Queer Support, with the aim to raise the profile of queer identities and culture on campus. All are welcome to come and enjoy the delicious range of cakes, slices, tea and coffee. The popular cupcake decorating competition will run from 12pm - 1.30pm!

Where: Main Union Common Room

Cost: Free

 

  • Sex Seminars

Part 1: What does a Healthy Queer Relationship Look Like?

This short workshop is open to University and Otago polytechnic students only and is an opportunity for transgender, queer and questioning students to explore healthy rainbow relationships. Register here.
 

Part 2: Queer and Trans Sexual Health 101 

This short workshop is open to University and Otago polytechnic students only and is an opportunity for transgender, queer and queer questioning students to learn more about their sexual health needs. Register here.

The Diversity Week Sex Seminars are bought to you by OUSA Queer Support and facilitated by community members, Rape Crisis Dunedin and Te Whare Tāwharau.These are trial workshops with the aim of creating a block course for transgender, queer and questioning students focusing on topics such as identity, relationships, sexual health, violence and self-care. If you would be interested in attending such a course please contact OUSA Queer Support q.support@ousa.org.nz.

Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs and Societies

Cost: Free
 

  • UniQ Beer and Board Games Potluck

Bring along a brew or two and a plate, and get playing with a selection of great games. A great way to meet new people in a casual setting. We look forward to seeing you all there! R.O.A.R. For more information email: OtagoUniQ@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook.

Where: Evison Lounge, Clubs and Societies

Cost: Free

 

  • UniQ Quiz

Teams of up to 6 people and $5 per person, doors open 7:00pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm. Main Union Common Room. Come show your knowledge from Queer history and icons to more general knowledge I'm sure you'll be able to answer something to win some coveted prizes.   

Where: Main Union Common Room

Cost: Free

 

  • Women's + Club Otago Film Screen

The Women's + Clubs invite everyone to a film screening fundraiser. Money raised will go towards the Diversity Week Pride Fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ youth groups in the lower Southland area. The movie of choice is still polling so for more information click here.

Where: Room 5, OUSA Clubs and Socities 

Cost: Koha