Dear Colleagues,

VIUFA’s Status of Women Committee is collaborating with VIU’s Positive Space Alliance to honour Trans Day of Visibility on March 31.

Please join us, if you can, for speakers, info booths, and activities. We are proud to have SWAG students supporting some of the activities, and we are very grateful to VIUFA’s Decolonization, Reconciliation, and Indigenization Committee for generous financial support.

What: Trans Day of Visibility

When: March 31, 11 am-1 pm

Where: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre Lobby and Quad

For people who cannot attend in person, Robin Boxwell has set up a livestream option to watch the speaking portion of this event:

 Welcome: Elder Auntie Stella Johnson

 Speakers 11 am-12 pm

Ajay Booth (Nanaimo Pride Society, President)

Irlanda Gonzalez-Price (VIU, Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs)

Qui Sepulveda (Literacy Central Vancouver Island, Youth Coordinator)

Eli Bean (VIU Studies in Women and Gender, Student)
Jack Bruckman (Nanaimo Pride Society, Treasurer)

Kerri Isham (PowerUp Education)
Casey Brisson (Gender Journeys Program, Nanaimo Family Life Association)

 Activities and Info booths, 12 pm-1 pm Community Info Booths, including:


Literacy Central Vancouver Island

Gender Journeys Program, Nanaimo Family Life Association

Nanaimo Pride

PowerUp Education

Positive Space Alliance


ROAR (Reaching Out Assisting Refugees)

Please circulate among friends, colleagues, students, and community members.

In solidarity,

Melissa Stephens