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Kwantlen hosts pride week screenings

Event will include a panel discussion of students, faculty and activists, moderated by Brandy Svendson.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s KDocs program is bringing two critically acclaimed documentaries to a pride week screening at the university’s Surrey campus this week.

KDocs Community Outreach will screen How We Got Gay and Transforming Gender on Thursday (July 28) from 6-9 p.m.

In addition to showing the two CBC documentaries, the event will include a panel discussion of Kwantlen students, faculty and community activists. Moderated by Be the Change Group Inc. founder Brandy Svendson, the event is to feature a keynote address by Gerald Walton, a Kwantlen educational studies faculty member, activist and author of The Gay Agenda.

Other panelists: student Ryot Jey of Pride Kwantlen; Tara Lyons of the criminology faculty; and Kari Michaels, Kwantlen Student Association representative and co-founder of Women Organizing Opportunities for Women.

The event is free, but seating is limited. It takes place at KPU Surrey, 12666 72 Ave. in Fir Building, Room 128. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first documentary screening at 6 p.m.

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