Wear It Purple Day

Each year the university takes part in celebrating Wear It Purple. We are committed to supporting young people and reminding them that they all have the right to be proud of who they are and that sex, sexuality and gender identity does not change this.

This year we celebrated slightly differently and took our festivities to the virtual world. The Office of Equity and Diversity hosted Happy Hour and used the opportunity to discuss this years’ theme, We Are The Change. We spoke about the changes we’ve seen in the last few years, what we hope to change in ourselves personally and what changes we hope to see in the world in the future.

Where people could not join in for Happy Hour, we asked them to share their best purple images for the day.Wear It Purple Zoom call 2020

Wear It Purple 2020 PASS Staff School of Math Wear It Purple 2020

Events like these are important as a reminder that even though we need to be socially distant, we are still united in our commitment to sexuality and gender diversity.

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