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Pride Month Celebrations 2021

This Pride Month, we will be embarking on an extensive campaign to start a meaningful conversation within the Faculty. The aim of our campaign is to allow an opportunity for the Faculty to celebrate, honour, and raise the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. While we recognise our responsibility in driving community outcomes every day of the year, we feel that this campaign will allow us to get maximum engagement with the community. We have a full four-week engagement which we believe will help us start a much-needed conversation with the LGBTQI+ community.

After consultation with Gender Dynamix, we chose this version of the modern flag as it is inclusive of the intersex awareness symbol. Intersex South Africa are also in support of this flag being used.

Our learning journey continues . . be an ally.

  • Webinar 1: Nothing about us, without us - Celebrating Pride
  • Webinar 2: Trans and Gender Diversity within Higher Education
  • Musical: Human 

Pride Month | Suggested reading

LGBTQ+

Body Politics

Transferable successes for transformation

  • Webinar 1: Transformation interventions in all their diversity within the faculty community.
  • Webinar 2: Interventions advancing transformation: The Department of Medicine experience

Renaming of Buildings

 

Special Faculty Assembly
Recent developments, both at UCT and nationally at other tertiary institutions, namely the #Rhodesmustfall and #Feesmustfall campaigns speak to our failure to transform, twenty one years after democracy. These campaigns have highlighted for us that the Faculty itself has been slow in implementing transformation, as articulated in the Faculty Charter, adopted on 9 May 2002 at the first Faculty Assembly. Read more on TransformHSF and FeesMustFall.

 

Establishing the Transformation Advisory Committee
Following recent Faculty Assemblies and ongoing engagement with staff and students in 2015, there has been renewed commitment to accelerating transformation. The appointment of the Dean’s Transformation Advisory Committee (DTAC) will spearhead faculty-wide conversations on Transformation. Tasked with promoting dialogue on this amongst all constituencies in the Faculty, the committee was established on the 6th of May following the Special Faculty Assembly held on the 15th of April 2015. Comprising staff & students, DTAC is chaired by Assoc. Prof Elelwani Ramugondo.

 

Intersections for Healing Work
A workshop, under the theme ‘Intersections for Healing Work’, kick-started these conversations on Transformation in the Faculty. One of the main objectives of the discussions was to lead to a possible review of the definition of Transformation in the Faculty. The workshop touched on sub-themes identified as critical areas for engaging on transformation in the Faculty. Workshops on these sub-thematic areas will be held throughout 2016. Read more

 

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