The LGBTQ Center partnered with other on-campus and community organizations to host Pride Week at Carolina 2022 from April 4 through 8. This year's Pride Week theme was "Imagine Liberation."
Pride Week at Carolina is a partnership between the LGBTQ Center, student organizations, University departments, and community organizations to host events that center themes of history, inclusion, intersectionality, expression, and advocacy within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities.
Highlights of the week included:
- Letters of Liberation: To counter the narratives that there is something wrong with us, students created handmade messages for LGBTQ youth under 18 about the resilience of the past and the hope for the future throughout the week.
- Photovoice: What Does Liberation Look Like at UNC?: Members of the Carolina community were encouraged to participate in the participatory action research project by taking and uploading photos on what liberation on campus looks like to them.
- Writing Resilience: Poetry from Pathology a QGAPS erasure reading and talk by a white queer antiracist poet and a newspaper blackout poetry workshop accessible to beginners.
- A Conversation with Adrienne Maree Brown on AfroFuturism: UNC student Mariel Eaves hosted a talk with writer adrienne maree brown about how to use the philosophy of Black imagination and liberation as a path to the future. The event was followed by a reception catered by The Spotted Dog featuring an array of gluten and vegan food.