Casting Call: Help shape gender diversity education at UBC

As you may have already heard, we’ve been working on the final phase of Beyond the Binary @ UBC project: to develop and produce a campus-wide video on gender diversity to enhance awareness and inclusion.

Here’s where you come in! We’re looking for participants to be in the video, and we’re inviting you to take part.

Details and Script:

  • The video will be filmed at UBC Studios in August and September, 2018. Participants must agree to show up to UBC Studios for a timeframe on Friday August 3rd, 2018 or Thursday September 20th, 2018 (participants choose their preferred date to be filmed).
  • The video is a 5-6 minute scripted video (“talking heads style”). Participants read the script on camera, and UBC Studios finalizes the video production and editing. In other words, all participants have to do is show up as you are and read a script on camera.
  • Script: you will receive once we have confirmed the date you will be filmed.
  • In late Fall, 2018, the video will be shared widely across UBC, with an emphasis to be shared within staff/Faculty onboarding programs.

Representation Criteria: We are reaching out to two-spirit, transgender, non-binary, gender-variant peoples and allies affiliated with UBC to participate in the video. We are looking for broad representation of participants in terms of identities, races, ethnicities, esthetic, abilities, expressions, bodies, cultural experience  and backgrounds, and roles on campus (e.g., students, staff, faculty, alumni).

 To participate in the video, please send us an an email no later than Monday July 23rd, 2018.

In your response, please share a brief bio and how you connect to representation criteria above. Please also indicate your availability for either of the filming dates: August 3rd, 2018  and September 20th, 2018.

Note that your email bio will not be shared with anyone else other than Jesse Grimaldi and Rachael Sullivan, project co-Facilitators (our intention is to ensure broad representation among participants, and all responses to this email are strictly confidential). You can read more about us here.

If you would like to share this invitation with your networks, please feel free to share with folks who meet the representation criteria above in terms of identity and affiliation with UBC.

Thank you for your support in helping to shape gender diversity education at UBC!

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