Queer History Week 2017
From February 27 to March 3, the QSCC and MSU Diversity Services will be hosting our Queer History Week campaign!
This campaign is geared towards understanding how LGBTQ history has shaped today's political climate, and exploring contemporary social justice issues through an intersectional lens. We will be taking a look at the institutions and systems that continue to oppress and marginalize our community's most vulnerable, with a focus on how race, culture, and faith can affect LGBTQ experiences. We will also be creating closed spaces for communities to share their experiences and discuss what they would like to see in future activist movements.
Check out the week's schedule below!
Monday, February 27
A Walk Through Time: Visualizing LGBTQ+ History
MUSC 301, 12:30 PM - 4 PM
As LGBTQ+ people, our communities carry long histories of struggle, activism, and resistance. These are histories we are rarely taught in our curriculum, or see acknowledged in popular media.
Drop by MUSC 301 to see a visual timeline of notable moments, accomplishments, and tragedies in our collective histories.
Tuesday, February 28
No Pride In Policing: Black Lives Matter - Keynote
During Pride Toronto last year, Black Lives Matter Toronto halted the parade and staged a protest, giving a list of demands that involved a controversial call to ban police floats from participation. In January this year, a motion to carry out these demands passed at their annual general meeting, reigniting the ongoing debate about the place of police in LGBTQ+ communities.
To this day, the role carried out by the institution of policing is one that is hostile towards many, especially the most marginalized in our communities. The function of the police is one that has often attacked the existence of LGBTQ+ people, from the 1981 bathhouse raids to Project Marie last year to the continued, ongoing criminalization of people who are Black, Indigenous, trans, HIV+, and/or engaged in sex work.
Alexandria Williams and LeRoi Newbold, activists with Black Lives Matter Toronto, will be joining us to speak about their work.
Wednesday, March 1
What Moves at the Margin*
"Paris is Burning" Screening
Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed “Paris is Burning”!
Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses come together to celebrate, vogue and compete for bragging rights. Shot between 1985 and 1989, the narrative inter-cuts between individual stories that chronicle the experiences of the African-American and Latino, gay and transgender subculture in a time when the city was consumed by the ideals of wealth and glamour.
Thursday, March 2
HIV: A Conversation
Between Worlds: Religion, Culture, and LGBTQ Identity*
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