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The Disappearing Spaces for Queer Womxn

  • The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives 34 Isabella Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 1N1 Canada (map)

“~ A 69 Positions workshop series ~

A panel and discussion on the disappearing spaces and gentrification that has impacted queer womxn in Toronto. This workshop is particularly interested in the precarious history of spaces held by queer womxn. This will be an opportunity to learn about past spaces, in hopes to find solutions for our present day community. The intergenerational panel will be followed by a community discussion. This event is for self-identified queer women, non-binary and trans folx.

Facilitated by Lulu Wei
Lulu Wei is a Toronto based filmmaker and cinematographer. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Her work explores themes of urbanization and cultural identity. Her short films and installations have been screened and exhibited at various festivals such as Images Festival, Planet In Focus Film Festival and Inside Out Film Festival. She has worked as a cinematographer and camera operator on numerous projects, most recently on John Greyson’s latest feature Last Car. She is currently working on her first feature, a documentary about the redevelopment of the Honest Ed’s block, which received funding from the Telefilm Talent to Watch program.

69 Positions: Decriminalization in the Queer Canadian Archive is a workshop series responding to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Criminal Code Reform. All workshops take place at the ArQuives (formerly CLGA), 34 Isabella Street, Toronto

* Child care
If you have paid to have child care this evening we are happy to provide a subsidy

This event series is coordinated by "69 Positions" co-curator Jenna Lee Forde

"69 Positions" workshops:
1. Queer Progress: an archival workshop with activist historian Tim McCaskell on the Toronto of post-decriminalization, 1969-1974
February 20th 2019 6-7:30pm

2. The Silent Stacks : Ghosts in the Archive, deep listening to gay liberation letters between Toronto and Montreal, facilitated by artist Jamie Ross
Wednesday Feb 27, 2019 6-730pm

3. The Disappearance of spaces for queer womxn, facilitated by Lulu Wei
Thursday March 7, 2019

4. HARLEM NOCTURNE: an archival workshop with artist Deanna Bowen on the criminalization of Black nightlife in Vancouver
Wednesday March 13, 2019 6-730pm

Wed. 20 March. 2019 (film screening at Ryerson U. Details TBC).

6. Closing workshop (at ArQuives). Details TBC:
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As we continue our efforts to make the CLGA more accessible, we are renovating the front of the building to add a ramp to the main entrance. Acess through the front door will be limited during contstrction. If you have questions about access please contact that CLGA at 416-777-2755. Construction is expected to finish 2019-02-20.
UPDATE: we were just informed by the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA) that the new accessibility ramp is still under construction and due to the weather has been delayed. Unfortunately, the side ramp has accumulated too much ice and is not accessible - our sincerest apologies. We are considering a new venue. “

Later Event: March 7