Week-long celebration of diversity on campus


Cupcakes, self-defence and board games are just some of the fun lined up for Diversity Week, OUSA Queer Support co-ordinator Hahna Briggs says.

The week-long event, from today (Monday) to Sunday, would include events both for the university and wider LGBTQ community.

The week would begin with the Space Chat drop-in centre for queer and questioning students on Monday, followed by a Rainbow self defence workshop on Tuesday evening.

Otago University student Brighid Morgan would speak at the regular Space Seminar event at Wednesday lunchtime, before the Rainbow potluck that evening.

The yearly Queerest Tea Party returns on Thursday afternoon, and a swing dance workshop and a quiz night on Friday.

The week’s activities would finish up with a beers and board games evening, hosted by UniQ, on Sunday evening.

While the Rainbow self defence and Space Chat events were specifically for queer and questioning people, the other events were open to allies and the general public.

For more information visit www.ousa.org.nz/support/diversity-week.