Reedies to march in Pride Parade

rainbow_griff_medReed is going to Portland’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 15! We are setting up in Spot 61, Section 11—just off of NW Flanders and 8th. See maps below. Pride wants you to arrive by 10 a.m. under threat of not being able to enter the set-up area (the parade itself starts at 11 a.m., so it would be a good idea to be there by 10 anyway). To entice you to arrive early, we’ll be bringing doughnuts!


If you can, please wear a Reed shirt or some rainbow-colored item. The Reed Bookstore has generously made a select group of “REED” t-shirts available for $5 to anybody who promises to wear it to Pride (on the Honor Principle!). Also, feel free to represent Reed traditions (Dressing up as Simeon Reed? Juggling? Spinning Poi?) in whatever way you’d like. (Just remember that Portland Pride is generally a family-friendly parade, so please don’t show up in your RKSK best.) If you have a question about what you should and shouldn’t bring/do during the parade, just ask. As far as getting to the parade, parking for these things is always hard. Also, the 19 bus does not run until 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, although the 17 and the 9 run at earlier times. We will have two vans to pick up marchers from the Foster/Scholz parking lot at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in providing a ride for, or hitching a ride with, other Reedies, let me know and I will try to coordinate rides. You’re welcome to bring your non-Reedie friends, significant others, etc. Anybody who is willing to march on behalf of Reed is welcome! I’m also attaching an info sheet “REED at Pride“—easily printable and cut into quarters—that you can feel free to leave out for your housemates/roommates, if you’d like. And if you want any of our rainbow “Love Reed” buttons, as always, just ask. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know! Love Reed. —Rob Shryock ’13 Alumni & Parent Relations Staff Assistant Resources: Pride route map Pride set-up map Reed-specific Pride info page

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