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DiverseCity Week

DiverseCity Week

There will be a different group in the Foyer each day campaigning on their chosen issue and also informing you of the different things that they themselves do. Look out all week for free t-shirts, fliers on current campaigns both local and national. No doubt there will be lots of free condoms aswell at somepoint!

If you want to get involved please contact me at ussa.vped@strath.ac.uk we are always looking for ways for people to get involved. Just remember that we are celebrating what is different about you, even if you were born that way...

Womens Group Foyer 10am-4pm
'This House would ban Positive Discrimination' Level 6, Debates Chamber 6.30pm - Chaired by Drew Smith MSP (Snacks and refreshments provided)

Race Relations Foyer 10am-4pm
Ann Summers Party hosted by Rag and the Women’s Group. 8.30pm Level 6, Priory Bar.

LGBT Society Foyer 10am-4pm

Liberation Quiz – ‘Who led the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s?’ ‘Name the first women to go into outer space’   Level 5 Lounge,6.30pm

Mature Students' Association (MSA) Foyer 10am-4pm

Christian Union- ‘Christianity: Blind Faith or Reasonable Proof’ Come along to the Christian Union’s free lunch bar. Either 12pm-1pm or 1pm-2pm, level 6, Debates Chamber

Love Liberation Hate Discrimination Gig, Level 8 Vertigo. With music from some of Strathclyde’s up and coming bands it is sure to be a fun filled night. £3 entry and bottled beers at £1.50

Strathclyde Islamic Society (SISOC) Foyer 10am-4pm

Eid Celebration hosted by SISOC Level 8, Vertigo, 5.30pm. £5 Entry

ALL proceeds go to charity!!


During DiverseCity week the Union was abuzz with activity with various different events. Overall we had around 300 people take part, whether it was attending a Debate, Quiz, Live music event or just walking about in their own personalised Born This Way T-Shirts. Plus almost 2500 people viewed the 3rd issue of our DiverseCity magazine, a record!
Overall we raised £315 and this is going to be donated to various Charities which include the Red Cross, Breast Cancer Awareness, Broken Rainbow and Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Some of the Highlights of the week include:
•The LGBT Society managed to get around 90 people to comment on the same-sex marriage consultation that is currently being done by the Scottish Government.

•‘Born This Way’ T-shirts – Around 80 people took part in this and showcased something that made them different from everyone else.

•The debate ‘This House would ban positive discrimination’, was chaired by MSP Drew Smith and recognised the hard work of everyone who took part.
•A motion was passed and 30 MSPs signed up to it and has received support from four out of the five parties that sit in parliament.

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