Excited to share your pronouns? Unsure about what exactly a pronoun is, or why they matter?
International Pronouns Day is a holiday for both the enthused and the confused to share and learn more about pronouns. It seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Celebrate with us! On this day the LGBT Center will sponsor a variety of events including:
9 - 10 am Staff and Faculty Pronoun Chat and Technical Assistance - get helpful tips, have your questions answered, and enjoy light breakfast fare. Come for the bagels, stay for the pronouns. In the LGBT Resource Room.
11- 1:30 pm Information Table - find resources on pronoun use, pick up pronoun buttons for yourself and your friends, and view the Proclamation by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick recognizing International Pronouns Day. In Campus Center.
12 noon - 1 pm Decorate your own personal pronoun cookies. Share your pronouns (and eat them too)! In the Ithaca Falls Room.
The inaugural observance of International Pronouns Day takes place Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Colleges, workplaces, and organizations will hold educational and empowering events worldwide. Over 200 groups from a transgender organization in Italy to a brewery in Virginia to have endorsed the day, including 88 college offices and organizations, and numerous professional associations in the education sector such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities, ACPA—College Student Educators International, NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Association of Title IX Administrators, and the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. See the full list of endorsers, and the Executive Board.
International Pronouns Day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity, but many transgender and gender nonconforming people are regularly called by the wrong pronouns, which can lead them to feel invisible and marginalized. Intersecting forms of oppression deeply impact transgender communities. These actions are part of the larger work of creating and sustaining inclusive and supportive communities for everyone.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018