FVRL is excited to welcome author Robin Stevenson for a virtual Pride Month program!
For LGBTQ+ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice and celebrate a diverse community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colourful – but there is a lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits.
How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it? In this engaging and interactive presentation, Robin talks about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, the challenges still faced by LGBTQ+ people and communities today, and the important work being done by activists to carry Pride forward into the future. Using images and and anecdotes from the book, Robin shares historical photographs, stories of contemporary teens, and pictures from Pride celebrations around the world.
This program is intended for Grades 6-12.
Robin Stevenson is the award-winning author of thirty books of fiction and non-fiction for kids and teens; her writing has been translated into numerous languages and published in more than a dozen countries. Robin's books have won the Silver Birch Award, the Sheila A. Egoff award and a Stonewall Honor, and been finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Lambda Literary Awards, and many others. She is the Book and Periodical Council of Canada's Champion of Free Expression for 2022.