As part of the Helsinki Pride week the University of Helsinki Library and the University's Equality and Diversity Committee together will organize Bold role models at the university -event on Friday September 11th from 9 am to 10.35 am. The aim of the event is to tell about bold role models and issues related to the university world, which may, however, remain marginalized for example in the mainstream media. What kind of role models does the university need so that we can act as bold role models in our own work and study community?
The event will only be streamed, no physical happening. Afterwards you can watch it on Unitube.
9.00 Opening number, YL Male Voice Choir
9.15 Opening words, Vice Rector Tom Böhling (in Finnish, Swedish and English)
9.20 Speech by Europarliamentarian Silvia Modig (in Finnish, possibly party Swedish)
9.35 Speech by Postdoctoral Reasearcher Juulia Moreau (in English)
9.45 Speech by student Mio Kivelä (in Finnish)
9.55 Panel discussion and questions from audience: researcher of political history Riikka Taavetti (chair) & Modig and Kivelä
10.25 YL Male Voice Choir
10.35 The event ends
Audience can pose questions in advance on Facebook
In addition all the campuses have rainbow flags put out.
Other Pride week events at the University:
As part of the Guidance Corner programme, an easily approachable Coffee/Tea with Pride discussion session will be held on Zoom. Join us for a discussion of themes pertaining to LGBQIA+ communities. The event will be held in Finnish and English.