Weekly events as advertised on April 22, 2011
The Edmonton QuAIA group invites everyone interested to march with us in the parade on Saturday. All you need to do is show up and walk! The group is interested in further actions following pride that focus on educating Edmonton’s queer community about the Israeli Apartheid.
Meet: 108st and Jasper avenue area, 12:30pm
If you have a red article of clothing, wear it.
On today’s show, we will be featuring an interview with band members from The Boyfriends, who will be playing a few shows to help promote their newly released album Lead + Follow:
June 12 - Churchill Square, Edmonton’s Pride on the Square (following the parade)
June 16 - The ARTery, “Lead & Follow” CD release
July 2 - Verns (Calgary), Sled Island music festival
The Boyfriends are an attractive four piece that plays infectious pop songs about roller coasters, rabbits lost at sea and boys kissing boys. Made up of members from Blind Tiger Tiger, Storyboard, Spreepark and Illfit Outfit, they are releasing their debut full length album Lead & Follow in June 2010. It contains the dance-tastic fan favorites “Futurehomo” and “The Graduate” and will look a lot like this:
Check out their Myspace page for a listen!
Be sure to attend the reading of Vivek Shraya and Juliana Neufeld’s new book on Sunday, June 6 at the ARTery (9535 Jasper Avenue).
Ted Kerr (http://tedkerr.org/)
Karen Campos (http://heart-beats.ca/blog/)
Derek Warwick (http://twitter.com/dcwarwick)
ABOUT THE BOOK
God Loves Hair is a collection of 20 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.
Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, each story is accompanied by a vivid illustration by Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld (http://juliananeufeld.com/)
“A touching, poetic exploration of budding sexuality, the mysticism of religion and family dynamics.”
Brian Francis, author of Fruit
“Shraya’s endearing descriptions of childhood and adolescence are both humorous and heartbreaking.”
Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara)
“A welcome peek into the complexities, richness, hardship, and even ‘juicy’ moments that make up a life lived not part of the majority.”
Ted Kerr, Xtra and Vue Weekly columnist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vivek Shraya is a transplanted prairie boy living in Toronto. Active in the local queer community, he’s also a musician who has toured North America, showcased at NXNE and CMW, and appeared with Tegan and Sara, Dragonette, and Melissa Ferrick. Shraya has released five records, including 2009’s Keys & Machines, and was recently featured on ABC’s Private Practice. God Loves Hair is his first book.
KENYON FARROW in Edmonton
Public Talk and Workshop
7pm-9pm, Friday May 14 2010
Jubilee Auditorium, Rehearsal Hall 11455 87 Avenue
(Enter Stage Door, South Entrance)
How is growth and progress changing the face of Edmonton? How can you help ensure that we are ethically progressing?
In his talk Mr. Farrow will explore how cities and areas get to be the way they are and how place and history affect people in their everyday lives. Looking at race, sex & the politics of gentrification in organizing Mr. Farrow will share his experience while looking at the politics of everyday life. A workshop the next day helps to tease out ideas and place them in an Edmonton context.
This talk is for everyone interested in ensuring humane cities, healthy communities and equitable lives for everyone.
More event info:
LRT stop: Jubilee Health Sciences
Onsite Child Care Available
Wheelchair / Some Reduced-Mobility Accessible
For accessibility questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon- 4pm, Saturday May 15 2010
Transalta Arts Barns,10330 84 Ave
Those interested in learning how they can apply Mr. Farrow’s talk to everyday life are welcome to register. The focus will be on organizing strategies for racial, gender & economic justice. Attending the May 14 talk is suggested, not a pre-requisite.
For more information or to register for workshop email email@example.com
More event info:
Offsite Childcare Available
Wheelchair / Some Reduced-Mobility Accessible
Mr. Farrow is an activist, writer and Executive Director for Queers for Economic Justice- a non profit group that is committed to the principle that access to social and economic resources is a fundamental right, and we work to create social and economic equity through grassroots organizing, public education, advocacy and research.
Events are sponsored in part by:
- Public Service Alliance of Canada
- Alberta Public Interest Research Group
- Alberta Federation of Labour
- HIV Edmonton
The Alberta Public Interest Group and the What Sorts Network invite you to engage with the ableism inherent in our society and re-imagine it with visiting activist Loree Erickson.
Loree will be in Edmonton on April 20, 21, and 22.
Loree Erickson is a queer femmegimp porn star academic doing a PhD at York University. She is the proud creator of want, an internationally recognized porn and an organizer with DAMN 2025 and Acsexxxable. She loves traveling to lecture, facilitate anti-oppression as well as sex and disability workshops, and meet amazing people. She is also a fan of sun, sparkly things, and social justice.
Tune in to Gaywire for more information about Loree’s visit!
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
5:30 - 7pm
APIRG presents, as part of the APIRG Alt Sex Ed Series…
FemmeGimp and her Queer/Crip Sidekicks: Adventures in the Land of the Benevolent Normates!
Edmonton’s Lucas Crawford and Danielle Peers join Toronto’s Loree Erickson, in bravely exploring the normative confines of contemporary sexuality and ability politics, and in using their superpowers to illuminate the radical potential of counter-normative spaces, practices, embodiments and theory.
THURSDAY APRIL 29
7 -9 pm, Audrey’s Books, 107 street and Jasper Avenue
Panel discussion -
Hiromi Goto - University of Alberta current Writer in Residence and mother of teens.
Blair Croft - with partner Lance Anderson, first same-sex couple to successfully adopt in the Province of Alberta
Jen Alabiso - Chair, Exposure Festival and mum to 2 boys
Cole Colijouw - University of Alberta student of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and trans-identified “mommy-man” of 2
Come join us as we celebrate the struggles and triumphs of queer parents in Canada as well as the publication of TWO groundbreaking Canadian books:
Who’s Your Daddy?? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting
And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents and Our Unexpected Families
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
The Sports Dome (old Golf Dome), 10104 32 Avenue
E-Ville Roller Derby presents: Black Gold Diggers vs Los Pistolitas vs the Slice Girls in the last round robin of the season.
Doors at 6:00 pm, games start at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available at Megatunes on Whyte, NABI in St Albert and ALL Happy Harbor locations.