Join Grad Students for Charleston Pride

The Graduate Open Alliance is thrilled to be marching in the second annual Charleston Pride Festival Parade! Last year, there were thousands in attendance, and the GOA was featured in a news article in The Post and Courier. It was a huge success, and this year promises to be even bigger and better. There will be a block party, a celebration at Riverfront Park, and a march through North Charleston’s beautiful Park Circle neighborhood—all to celebrate diversity and acceptance regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. We hope you’ll join us for the festivities this weekend! Here are the details:

Friday, May 13:

Campus Issues Forum/Pride Decorating Pre-Party Drop-In
With catering by The Glass Onion
7-10 PM
My home, downtown (free parking)
For directions, email me.

We’d like to present the opportunity to discuss the diversity issues that are important to you in a casual, informal environment! Our club leadership will be on hand to hear your suggestions for next year.

You will also have the opportunity to help make signs and decorations for us to use during Saturday’s parade! Supplies will be provided.

Saturday, May 14:

Charleston Pride Parade
Meet at North Charleston Elementary School-4915 DuRant Avenue by 9:15 AM for Parade Lineup
(We will have a large Graduate Open Alliance banner)

Parade starts at 10:30 AM and will end by 11:15. Shuttle transportation will be available at the end of the parade to parking/Riverfront Park. See the Charleston Pride website for complete details.

Party with us for Charleston Pride! Whether you’re straight, gay, or anything else— You are welcome! Feel free to dress in bold, bright, colorful clothing (shorts recommended). You’re also encouraged to bring your family, friends or significant other. March with us to celebrate the wonderfully diverse community in which we live, and stay for the fun party afterward in North Charleston’s shiny new Riverfront Park. Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are welcome to join us!

We hope to see you at both of these fantastic events! Also, we encourage you to connect with us on Facebook for the complete details:

Happy Pride,

Adam Johnson (Click here to email me)

President, Graduate Open Alliance


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