Community

KSA promotes Positive Space

  -
— image credit:

A new anti-homophobia campaign at Kwantlen Polytechnic University aims to create a more inclusive campus for students.

Positive Space Kwantlen launched Feb. 22 at all four Kwantlen campuses – Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley and Richmond – in an effort to increase support and awareness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people and issues.

Plans include volunteer training; identifying LGBTQ-positive spaces and resources; facilitating campus workshops on issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; and conducting awareness and publicity campaigns.

The campaign is a start on "creating a long-term positive change," said Matthew DiMera, 'queer liaison' for Kwantlen Student Association.

"LGBTQ students are largely invisible at Kwantlen. This campaign is the first step in addressing that."

The campaign also advocates a learning atmosphere that is free of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientations and gender identities.

Positive Space Kwantlen is a joint effort between the university, the student association and Pride Kwantlen. The Feb. 22 kick-off included informative presentations and the unveiling of the Positive Space logo.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Cold paws, warm hearts
 
Y walk when you can raise money
 
Christmas, back in the old days
Former foster kids in Surrey could use some love and magic sent their way
 
Amid the ruins, a feast
 
Surrey Museum plans a very rockin’ day
Restaurants expected to slowly comply with organics disposal ban
 
Sleepy Surrey intruder arrested in North Vancouver
 
Woman hit, man arrested for Surrey hit-and-run

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.