ATLANTA (March 27, 2017)
– For the fifth consecutive year, student organizations at Spelman College (Afrekete) and Morehouse College (Safe Space) are co-hosting a series of events during Atlanta University Center Pride Week, which kicked off March 26, 2017. This year’s Pride Week, “ALLURE – Conjuring Black Queer Magic,” will include workshops, a community conversation, benefit concert, performance showcase and drag show, and prom. Throughout the week, students will celebrate LGBTQIAA pride as well as uplift the various sexual orientations and gender identities of AUC students.
“What we’d like the Spelman community to understand about Pride Week is that it exists because uplifting the diverse identities of the students who attend Spelman College is imperative, if we define ourselves as an institution rooted in a mission of social change,” said Afrekete president Lexus Phillips, C’2017, a comparative women’s studies major. “Pride Week is an opportunity to bring the entire Atlanta University Center together for a week of affirmation, education and celebration.”
New to Pride Week is a cross-generational dialogue session between AUC students and graduates, who will discuss their experiences as it relates to being queer in the AUC.
As an all-inclusive organization founded in 1990, Afrekete
strives to offer safe, creative and liberating spaces for Spelman students across the entire spectrum of the LGBTQIAA community and their allies.
AUC Pride Week Activities: March 26 – April 1
• Sunday – Spiritual Grounding and Affirmations Opening
• Monday – Performance Showcase and Drag Show
• Tuesday – Alumnae Storytelling and Game Night
• Wednesday – Safe Sex Workshop
• Thursday – “Allyship in Action” Panel
• Friday – Trans Day of Visibility Community Conversation
• Saturday – Day of Service and Queer Prom
View the AUC Pride Week schedule