If you identify as queer and/or a rebel, I know where you'll be this week. There's a lot going on at Roberts Street Social Centre, so don't miss out.
1. Kebob kick-off party (Queer and Rebel days)- Friday, July 10, 7pm
meet some folks and discuss, among other things, the importance of challenging consumerism and assimilation (and talk about what those words mean) while eating free tofu kebobs.
2. Queer Costume, bike ride, water-fight, Saturday July 11, 11-3pm
11am-2pm- bike fixing, costume making, water balloon filling, face painting, target practice etc.
2pm- the bike ride leaves 5684 Roberts st.
3. Queer Performance Night- Saturday July 11, 8pm
There are a variety of performances ranging from drag to music and spoken word. There is an open mic afterwards. Our current artist in resident, Russel Edworthy, will also be performing on this night.
4. Queer expressions art fair and workshops (Queer and Rebel Days)- Sunday July 12, 12-5pm
There will be zine making, button making, patch making and hair cutting stations and there will also be art for sale by and for Queers and their allies. Russel Edworthy will have some of his art on display and possibly for sale.
there will be an optional erotic porn writing workshop from 1:30 - 2:30pm!!!
5. Are you queer enough? — discussion (Queer and Rebel Days), Sunday July 12, 3pm
We will discuss the peer-policing of queer identities in the queer/gay community
There will also be a story telling element, where folks can speak to times they did not feel 'queer enough' and what that even means. This will be followed by a collaborative zine making workshop for those interested.
6. Lunch Time Discussions (Queer and Rebel Days) Monday July 13-Thursday July 16, 12-2pm
There will be some free food and a few folks hanging around to discuss any topics that might have been missed, and to just generally hang out. Also, the button-maker and zine making supplies will be available.
7. How to be an Ally discussion (Queer and Rebel Days)- Monday July 13, 7pm
Have you even wondered how to be an ally, not just to queer or trans folk, but in general?
We will discuss principles and tactics of how to be a supportive ally.
8. Flag Wars screening (Queer and Rebel Days) — Tuesday July 14, 7pm
From the film's description: "A cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over four years in Columbus, Ohio and leads viewers on an eye-opening journey."
For more details, see http://www.pbs.org/pov/flagwars
-Please note: includes depictions of homophobic and racist violence.
-Will be followed by a discussion
9. Queer Activist History: Guest Speaker and Discussion (Queer and Rebel Days) - Wednesday July 15, 7pm
We will talk about some historical moments of queer activism, and discuss where current activism is headed now. This is an opportunity to meet other folks interested in queer activist actions.
10. Wrap-up with Wraps (Queer and Rebel Days)- Thursday July 16, 6pm
Feedback and reflection- did anything make you uncomfortable? Did we miss anything? We want your feedback! This event is also a space for direct action planning- Are there any actions you want to see happen? Are you interested in being an active queer activist? Come to this event!
Also, come eat some free wraps!