Queer History Week runs through March 3

February 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

MSU Queer Students Community Centre (QSCC) and MSU Diversity Services present Queer History Week. This campaign is held from February 27 until March 3, and is geared towards understanding how LGBTQ+ history has shaped today's political climate, exploring contemporary social justice issues through an intersectional lens. Click here for event details and descriptions.

The keynote event is No Pride in Policing – Black Lives Matter, on Tuesday February 28 in HSC 1A6 at 7pm.  Alexandria Williams and LeRoi Newbold, activists with Black Lives Matter Toronto, will be speaking about their work and participating in the ongoing debate about the place of police in LGBTQ+ communities.

On Wednesday March 1, there will be a closed event called What Moves at the Margin for black LGBTQ+ people to share and talk about existing at the intersection of these social positions, find community amongst people who may have similar experiences, and discuss how LGBTQ+ spaces can improve to be more inclusive of the black community. Later that evening, there will be a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Paris is Burning, which chronicles the experiences of African-American and Latino, gay and transgender subcultures in the late 1980s.

On Thursday March 2 will be HIV: A Conversation, where Dr. Kevin Woodward and other HIV activists will discuss a range of subjects from local HIV/AIDS activism to medical access and care. That evening will be a closed event for LGBTQ+ people called Between Worlds: Religion, Culture, and LGBTQ Identity. Come to talk about religion and LGBTQ+ identity, and about how both LGBTQ+ communities and cultural and religious communities can be more inclusive to minorities within them.

Stay updated with the week’s events by RSVP’ing to the campaign on Facebook, and following MSU QSCC on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please contact:

MSU QSCC Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 27397


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