Peterborough ON â€“ (September 17, 2019) â€“ Fleming College kicked off Pride Week with the ceremonial raising of the Pride Flag at Sutherland Campus on Monday, Sept. 16.
Students, faculty and staff gathered outside to celebrate diversity and inclusion on campus by raising the Pride Flag for the first time in the Collegeâ€™s history.
â€śThis was a great opportunity to reinforce the vital commitment that Fleming is making to be a welcoming place for all,â€ť said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. â€śWe were pleased to have many members of the broader community join us to share in our pledge as we raised the pride flag and held a series of opening celebrations for Pride Week. While the flag is about diversity and inclusion, it is also about equality; nothing more, nothing less. The pride flag flying over Fleming sends a strong signal that everyone is welcome here.â€ś
Fleming College will celebrate Pride Week with festivities throughout the week, including:
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. Pride in the KTTC (D-Wing)
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. â€“ 1:30 p.m. BBQ(ueer) (Steele Centre Patio)
5 â€“ 7 p.m. Queer Sex workshop (Library)
Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Dirty Bingo (Steele Centre)
Friday, Sept. 20, 12 â€“ 2 p.m. Decorate Fleming Pride Float (Main Foyer)
4:30 p.m. Trans Day of Resiliency March (Seeds of Change)
Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. Pride Parade (Peterborough City Hall)
About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.
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