Liverpool Hope University will hold a special ‘washing line message board’ event this week to mark the launch of LGBTQ Pride Month.
The unique ‘We are not on Mute!’ celebration is being organised by the Students’ Union, the Chaplaincy and the Hope Community Engagement Team.
It’s set to take place on Friday June 4th between 12-2pm by the Gateway building at the Hope Park campus.
And the idea is that anyone from the Hope community can tell us their thoughts, concerns or hopes for the future of equality. These will then be written on to specially created cards, which then get pegged to a washing line for others to read.
Chaplaincy Assistant Lilly Nelson explains: “It’s an opportunity to meet new people, share thoughts and ideas, and also to ask any questions that might be on your mind.
“And we want people to send us their hopes for the future of LGBTQ equality which we will then put onto our cards so that we can add them to our washing line.
“I think it’s also important to acknowledge that Pride Month is a social justice fight that needs to continue.
“Yes, Pride is an opportunity to celebrate and also to have fun, but it’s also about remembering that the fight for equality is not yet won and we still need to keep having these important conversations.”
Factsheets concerning Pride Month will also be available.
Meanwhile the Students’ Union will also be holding special events throughout the month, including events in the Our Place bar at Hope Park.
For full details, follow the SU’s Twitter feed.
** We Are Not Mute!
When: Friday 4th June 12-2pm
Where: Hope Park Campus. Gateway building lawn