“Borås Pride is a way of showing pride and joy of the diversity in Borås and in the world. It is about showing respect for different perspectives as well as different ways of being and expressing oneself. At the University of Borås we cherish and benefit from these values in our research and our study programmes. Borås Pride stands for a fundamental value-system and this is something we as a university want to be a part of”, says Martin Hellström, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Borås and adds that he himself will be joining the parade.
The parade takes place Saturday 2 July, and the university participates with the Student Union of Borås. All employees and students are welcome to participate in the parade, and of course both family and friends are welcome to join.
Linda Borglund, coordinator for equality at the University of Borås gives more information about the work with equal rights at the university.
“Equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of sex, sexual identity, age, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion or disability is fundamental. This is the general goal of our work for equal rights.”
“We have a zero tolerance towards all kinds of discrimination and everybody, both students and employees, should feel included and welcome. A part of working with equal rights is the questioning of reigning standards, oppose prejudice and seeing everyone as individuals. Equal rights are a part of our value-system and a part of sustainable development, ultimately this is about human rights, something we always have to stand up for.”
Joining the parade? Meet us here
All employees and students, as well as friends and family, are welcome to join the university and student union in the parade. The parade starts at 18:00 in Knalleland (from the area by the bus stop “Knalleland” at Bergslenagatan).
We will gather outside Ica Kvantum Knalleland at 17:30. You can also go straight to our place in the parade, you will find us by our banner with the university and the student union logotypes. We will give out balloons.
The parade takes about one hour and ends at the courtyard of Textile Fashion Center.
The official page of Borås Pride (external link, only in Swedish).