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Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekly Events


June 23-24, 2014- Kapwa Collective presents TBOLIxTO - a cultural exchange between the T’boli School of Living Traditions (Philippines) and communities in Toronto. We welcome you to join us for a series of events on June 22 & 23.

Explore the exquisite beauty of T’boli Handicrafts and Cultural Products. All proceeds directly support the T’boli School of Living Traditions and the work of individual artisans.

Date: Monday June 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Youngplace Artscape, 180 Shaw Street (Room 109)

June 23, 2014-8pm- Poetrix- World Pride Poetry Nigh @ Glad Day Bookshop An evening of poetry and spoken word, with some open mic time for you. FREE.
Debra Anderson
Kirk DeMatas
Akhaji Zakiya
Fan Wu
Ben Ladouceur
Katie Pereira
Spencer Charles Smith
Jacqueline Valencia
Michael Erickson
and maybe.... You!

June 23, 2014-7pm- 9:30pm-WTF is queer about Settler Colonialism, Racism and Homonationalism? You may have heard the term “homonationalism” or “gay imperialism” and other hard-to-digest language that you’re certain means something, you’re just not sure what! Queer of colour academics have been talking about these concepts for about 7 years but many queers outside the academic industrial complex are still looking for a more concrete understanding of such theories and more importantly, how they’re relevant to social/political justice movements, including prison abolition and Indigenous resurgence and decolonization. This interactive panel will aim to answer basic questions about homonationalism and other concepts, as well as some ways in which queer scholarship may help inform community-based initiatives to address/challenge racist and settler colonialist contradictions in refugee/immigration support work, Pride events, hate crime agendas that rely on policing and gentrification, international solidarity work, and other queer of colour, trans of colour, Black/Caribbean and Indigenous/2-Spirit activism.

Panelists: Fatima Jaffer, Rinaldo Walcott, Jin Haritaworn, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour.

Moderator: OmiSoore H. Dryden

Note: This venue is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms. More on accessibility:

We regret that ASL interpretation will not be available for this event.

June 24, 2014-7:30pm- World Pride- ACTING UP ACTING OUT at Glad Day Book shop. 598A Yonge Street. Join us for theatre, music and magical performance

Kwame Stephens
Jeffrey Dale
Matti McLean
Steen Starr
Mark Keller
and more!

June 24, 2014- World Pride AIDS Candlelight Vigil 2014.This year marks both the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS Candlelight Vigil and the celebration of World Pride in Toronto.

Join us for this important community memorial held annually to honour, remember and celebrate the lives of people who have died of AIDS, and to recognize and honour those affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.

The Vigil is held in Cawthra Square Park (behind The 519), which is accessible to individuals using mobility devices. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Vigil is held rain or shine.

June 26, 2014- Aboriginal History Month Celebration by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. They will be holding their 5th annual Aboriginal History Month event at Yonge & Dundas Square with MC Stan Wesley. This year, we have an exciting line-up of entertainers including Black Stone, Digging Roots, Métis Fiddler Quartet and Derek Miller headlining! As well as, all day Kid's Arts & Crafts Tent, craft vendors exhibiting and selling their wares.

12:00 pm Opening w/ MC Stan Wesley
12:30 pm Pow Wow Dance Performances
1:15 pm Black Stone
2:15 pm Storytelling w/ Chad Soloman
2:45 pm Enagb Youthprogram Performance
3:00 pm Hand Drumming
3:45 pm Fashion Show by NativeTalent.Net
5:00 pm Métis Fiddler Quartet
6:00 pm Digging Roots
7:00 pm Derek Miller

If you would like to volunteer for this event please email

All vendor tables have been booked.

Sponsored in part by Canadian Heritage.

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