A rainbowed burst of 'pride'
– Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer (graduating next month in industrial design);
Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday
With a nod to Pride Rock of "The Lion King" fame ...
... a campus landmark gets a multicolored makeover, front and back.
Kailan K. Marshall, vice president of PC Alliance and a Student Government Association senator-at-large for diversity, equity and inclusion, addresses attendees at the flag-raising. "Pride in yourself doesn’t have to stop at the end of this week," the human services major said. "I know that it’s a daunting and scary world we live in, but you are uniquely you, and no one can change that."
Marshall (center) is joined at the flag-raising by Elliott Strickland (left), vice president for student affairs, and Sammie L. Davis, coordinator of diversity and student engagement.
Signage in the CC hallway reminds passersby of the week's commemoration.
Davis works the auction floor, welcoming bidders to the four-hour sale.
Creations from local artisans were up for bid, with all proceeds benefiting AIDS Resource.
A familiar face lends its likeness for a neighborhood nonprofit.
Bidding under the watchful eyes of rock icon Freddie Mercury, lead vocalist for Queen, is dental hygiene major Paige O. Hunter, of Tyrone.
A "Pride Table," topped by resourceful information and other giveaways, stands at the edge of the CC lobby.
Strickland emphasizes the institutional importance of Pride Week, as it reinforces strength in diversity and the value of all people.