Monthly Archives: May 2011

ATTENTION, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TRANS PRIDE 2011

At this year’s Pride Week, the Trans Pride events, spaces, and entertainment will be bigger than ever!  Volunteers are needed to help

make it all happen on the Weekend of Pride Week.

Trans identified volunteers are needed to help run Trans Space, an area in the Pride Week festival with art, entertainment, and

information from the Trans Community for the Trans Community.

Also, volunteers who are friends and allies of the Trans Community are needed as Marshals and Assistants during the Trans March.

Below are specific volunteer roles and shift times available for Trans Pride 2011.  If you are interested in volunteering, please forward

this email to weekend@pridetoronto.com. Please include your first and last name, your phone number and email address, and confirm which of the shifts below you would like to volunteer for.  You will then receive a confirmation email with all the details.

Hope to hear from you!

The Pride Toronto Trans Pride and Weekend Volunteer Committees

Available Shifts:

Trans March Marshal or Assistant

Friday, July 1st, 6pm-9pm

Friends and allies welcome to volunteer

Trans Space Assistant

Friday, July 1st, 6pm-9pm

Friends and allies welcome to volunteer

Trans Pride After Party Assistant

Friday, July 1st, 9pm – Saturday, July 2nd, 3am

Friends and allies welcome to volunteer

Trans Space Assistant

Saturday July 2nd, 10am-4pm

Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant

Saturday, July 2nd, 4pm-10pm

Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant

Sunday July 3rd, 10am-4pm

Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant

Sunday, July 3rd, 4pm-10pm

Trans identified volunteers only

***NEXT TRAINING: JUNE, 13***

Meeting- Friday, May 13(5:30-7:30)

The Pride Toronto Trans March co-coordinators would like to invite community members and organizers to join us for the Third Trans March Committee/Community Meeting of 2011.

As the firs two meeting, this meeting is open to EVERYONE. We want to continue hearing your feedback and concerns about the trans march, stage, afterparty and space. We are going to focus on other important aspects as well- budget, mandate of the committee, etc.

As co-coordinators we are dedicated towards creating transparency around the organization and implementation of Trans Pride. A detailed agenda will be available before the meeting at the “Pride Toronto Trans March 2011” facebook page and blog (www.transpridetoronto.wordpress.com). Please “like” this page for up-to-date information. We will also be emailing and posting the agenda and outcome of the meeting. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email us.

We encourage those unable to attend the meeting to offer feedback/ concerns/suggestions via email to transmarch@pridetoronto.com.

We would love to hear from trans and gender variant people about the specifics they would like to see included in Pride. We have no interest in continuing the history of tokenism and exclusion that has been the experience of the trans and gender variant community thus far. We do need your help by volunteering your ideas and time and/or being on the committee so that we can accomplish everything we as a community need and want out of the festival.

**It is mandatory for individuals attend THREE committee meetings to become a Committee Member** Committee members can vote at Pride Toronto general meetings.

Trans March Committee Meeting

519 Church Street Community Centre

Friday, May 13 2011

5:30pm-7:30pm

Thank you,

Pride Toronto Trans March Co-coordinators

Jacub and Luka