LGBTQ+ History Month Events

 

Sep. 26 : Pariah Movie Screening & Discussion (with OSVRSE)

Join the OSVRSE in collaboration with McGill’s first ever LGBTQ2I+ History Month for a free movie screening and discussion of the movie “Pariah”. 

This film is an acutely observed examination of strait-laced parents trying to deny a child’s homosexuality while all the time knowing better. After the screening, hear from Meryem Benslimane, McGill’s Equity Education Advisor on how to film’s synopsis can reflect the lived realities of our McGill students. Discussions and talking points will focus on the process of coming out, what denial, rejection and unacceptance can look and feel like for LGBQTQI2+ students. We will also explore what happens when established beliefs about gender/hetero roles are challenged and how we can create safer more inclusive spaces for everyone at McGill - pointing to support resources in our community. 

Finally, we hope to touch upon the topic of sexual communication to challenge stigmas and taboos when addressing non-normative sexual relationships. 


Snacks will be provided!

For any questions, contact osvrse [at] mcgill.ca

Accessibility: The Brown Student Services building is accessible by wheelchair. There is an elevator at the basement level all the way to the 5th floor.

 

Oct. 1, 12-2pm, Ferrier 230 : Love Poems for First Dates: A Workshop with Smokii Sumac (With IGSF)

Presented by the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, in collaboration with Poetry Matters, Indigenous Awareness Week, LGBTQ2I+ History Month @ McGill, The Arts of Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Lives and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Come kick off McGill's Inaugural LGBTQ+ month by writing love poems with Two-Spirit and Transmasculine +++ poet, Smokii Sumac! To register, please contact info.igsf [at] mcgill.ca.

With a forthcoming book from Kegedonce Press, Sumac is perhaps best known for his near-daily online haiku practice, where he kept a kind of running journal on Facebook using the hashtag #haikuaday to post musings on his life (and love) regularly from 2016-2018. Over that period of two years, Sumac wrote haiku verses on gender, Indigenous ceremony, his cat, transitioning, changing his name, his crushes, and observations on falling in (and out) of love. Through all this, Sumac found that at the centre of his writing, is love. 

In times of America's current president and Ontario's current premiere, Sumac believes that we need #morelove. Always. And what's the best way to spread love? Perhaps there are many great ways, but for Sumac, it's always been the love poem. He's written love poems to his car, to his mother's great great grandmother, to his partners, his friends, and yes, even to his prosthetic dick. Sumac wants to help you spread the love! Whether you are feeling sexy, asexy, (or maybe both!), aromantic, or into romance, whether you want to write a love poem to your favourite smoked meat sandwich, or vegan brownie, or to the land you were born from, or the ocean you haven't seen in years, or maybe you have a crush or wedding vows to write! Whatever your pleasure, all are welcome to come share what you love, who you love, where you love, why you love, and when, on the page. (please bring a notebook and pen)

 

Oct 2, 12-3pm, 550 Sherbrooke West Suite 585 : Networks of Support Walking Tour (With OSVRSE)

Reaching out for support is not always easy, especially if you’ve experienced sexual violence.

To break down some of the barriers and to better connect our community to the awesome services available for people impacted by sexual violence, the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (O-SVRSE) invites you to join us for an interactive walking tour to discover a few of the many resources at McGill and in the Montreal community doing fantastic work with survivors.

Participants will meet at the O-SVRSE office to learn about the office’s new services and how you can get involved.

Next stops will include:
- The Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)
- Centre for Gender Advocacy
- Montreal Sexual Assault Centre
- Nightline
- Walksafe
- Project 10
More to come!

To reserve your spot, sign up through MyInvolvement
https://involvement.mcgill.ca/event/84077

**If you require a transit pass, as we will be taking two metros, please contact osvrse [at] mcgill.ca as soon as possible.

Accessibility:
Please come prepared with a water bottle and comfortable walking shoes. This event is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation and whisper translation can be made available upon request. Please submit your request 1 week prior to the event. This event is scent-reduced to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities, allergies and asthma. This means that all attendees should refrain from using any scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the event, including (but not limited to) perfume, cologne, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairspray or gel, makeup, laundry detergent, fabric softener or lotion.

If you have any requests please contact osvrse [at] mcgill.ca.

 

Oct 2, 5:30-8:30pm, Thomson House Restaurant: LGBTQ2I+ History Month Opening Ceremony

We invite you to the Opening Ceremony of McGill's first ever LGBTQ2I+ History Month, which will be held October 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Restaurant of Thomson House (3650 Mc Tavish St, Montreal, QC H3A 1X9). 

Childcare will be provided, as well as refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. 

Keynotes adresses will be delivered by Angela Campbell (Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), Brian Lewis (Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies), Iain Blair (Vice-President, Archives gaies du Québec), Alanna Thain (Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and Associate Professor, Department of English), Eve Finley (Equity Facilitator at the Office of the Dean of Students), and Meryem Benslimane (Chair of the McGill LGBTQ2I+ History Month and Equity Education Advisor). 

CONTACT:
For any questions/media inquiries, please contact Meryem Benslimane, Chair of the Planning Committee, at meryem.benslimane [at] mcgill.ca .


Oct. 3, 6-9pm, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Room 522 : Ouvrir La Voix (Speak Up / MAKE YOUR WAY) Movie Screening & Q&A (With BSN)

As part of the calendar of events for LGBTQ2I+ History Month, The Black Students' Network at McGill, in collaboration with The Office of the Provost and Vice Principal and the SEDE Office, invites you to the screening of OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY). The screening will be followed by a discussion with Jade Almeida and Why'z Panthera.

OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our "black women" status. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a statement from francophone European black women so as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative.

Jade Almeida: Born in Guadeloupe, Jade Almeida holds a Masters degree in Contemporary Cultural History from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She is currently doing her PhD about black women loving black women and their resistance to interlocking powers at UdeM. She is a project manager at the Conseil Québécois LGBT and a host at the radio show NeoQuebec every Thursday.

Why'z Panthera: Why’z Panthera is an artist fascinated by words: their meaning, but also their nuances, their echo. She enjoys exploring poetry, slam, spoken word and even a little bit of singing sometimes. She also plays drums and likes to associate the nuances of words and the vibe of drums. Why’z Panthera is an artist committed to social change and uses her work to share her thoughts about our reality and the changes that need to be made. She has performed during a variety of events, including the Evening concert against the Paris Weapon Fair organised in 2016, several Gender Blender events and the arts event against violence against women « Pour en finir avec les violences ! » organised in November 2017.

The film will be screened with French audio and English subtitles.

 

Oct 4, 1-3pm, Wilson Hall room 105: Asexuality 101 

If you’re looking for an introduction to asexual reproduction in plants and bacteria, this is not the event for you! This lecture will cover everything you need to know about the asexual community. Often called “the fourth orientation”, asexuality has been a recent hot button topic in the queer community. Want to know what it’s all about? Confused about all the purple flags at Pride? Then this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will be facilitated by Kendal Koehler. Kendal Koehler is a first year graduate student in the School of Information Studies and is working towards a Masters in Information Science and Technology (M.I.S.t). She earned a B.A in History from Salisbury University in 2018, where she also studied queer theory and creative writing. She was born and raised in Pylesville, Maryland. She hopes to become a public librarian and use her education to help serve minority communities, educate the public on queer culture, and foster an interest in lifelong learning.


Oct. 5, 9am-12pm, Carrefour Sherbrooke, Ballroom (475 Sherbrooke West): Panel on Sexual Harassment and the Law in A University Context (With OSVRSE)

Join the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) for this important panel on sexual harassment in a university context, and come away with a better understanding of some of the legal frameworks that inform McGill’s internal policies on sexual violence. Topics will include everything from adopting a survivor-centered approach to support and reporting, to balancing confidentiality rights and access to information, to maintaining procedural fairness, and the obligation to act in cases of sexual violence. OSVRSE members will be joined by representatives from the Quebec Human Rights Commission, the Quebec Labour Board, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions and McGill administration to elaborate on the different legal systems, reporting options, and what to expect when filing a report. 

Welcome and light refreshments provided as of 9 a.m.
Panel begins at 9:30 a.m.

 

Oct 11, 1:30-3:30pm, Burnside, 1B24: Queer Fiction/ International Coming Out Day

Join us for a workshop on Queer Fiction for International Coming Out Day! 

In some cases, the phrase “life imitates art” couldn’t be more true. Join us for an in-depth workshop on how queer fiction and media representation influences and sometimes creates current issues within the queer community. Learn the history of queer media and how to spot a stereotype from a mile away. You can also learn the unspoken guidelines for how to create your own queer characters.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Meryem Benslimane, Equity Education Advisor at McGill and co-chair of the Subcommittee on Queer People, and Kendal Koehler. Kendal Koehler is a first year graduate student in the School of Information Studies and is working towards a Masters in Information Science and Technology (M.I.S.t). She earned a B.A in History from Salisbury University in 2018, where she also studied queer theory and creative writing. She was born and raised in Pylesville, Maryland. She hopes to become a public librarian and use her education to help serve minority communities, educate the public on queer culture, and foster an interest in lifelong learning.

 

Oct. 12, 4-7pm, Thomson House Restaurant : Return of the Rainbow (With Queer Grad Club and the JBSCE Subcommittee on Queer People)

JBSCE Sub-Committee for Queer People, SEDE, Queer McGill, and Queer Grad Club are excited to present the 17th annual Return of the Rainbow, McGill's homecoming event for current and past students, staff, and faculty who identify with LGBTTQQIAA+ communities. Come join us in the Thomson House restaurant, located in the basement, at 4-7 PM on Friday, October 12, 2018. Available at this reception will be free snacks and a cash bar that includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Oct 15, 6-9pm, 853 Sherbrooke West, Arts 150: 120 battements par minute: Panel Discussion & Screening

The McGill Medical Students' Society Equity Committee, McGill Global Health, and HealthQueer Professionals present a panel discussion and screening of the documentary "120 battements par minute". The event will take place in the McGill Arts Building, (853 Sherbrooke Street West) room ARTS150, on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm. 

"120 battements par minute" relates the fight of French AIDS activist during the AIDS crisis in the mid 90s. Their struggle spans many fronts, whether it is trying to access promising anti-retroviral therapy, pushing for sexual education in schools, or surviving the horrific illness itself. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this beautifully shot movie, pulsating to 90s synth pop hits, dresses a moving portrait of illness, identity, and advocacy.

For the panel discussion preceding the film, we are pleased to have Dr. Jean Robert (Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health physician, director of the Centre Sida Amitié Saint-Jérôme, author of "Médecin de Rue"), and Mr. Ken Monteith (Director of Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-SIDA). Third panelist TBA.

The event will be bilingual - the panel discussion will be in English and French, and English subtitles will be included for the screening.

Dinner will be provided. Please sign up to reserve your spot:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfkn0QLMh_C3pDAIcBYtJJqsOT8dMX... 

 

Oct 16, 1-4pm, MS 74 McLennan Library Building- 3459 Rue McTavish: Safer Spaces- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 

An interactive workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students, this session provides a concise introduction to sexual and gender diversity. Through case studies and discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the main concepts and language related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. They will also learn to recognize some of the stereotypes and systemic barriers faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the McGill Community and in Montreal, and how to act as agents of change to create spaces welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ+ people.

Mandatory registration (For graduate students, staff or faculty only) : https://mcgill.ca/equity_diversity/sexual-orientation-and-gender-identit...

 

Oct 17-17-19, 3rd Annual McGill Queer Research Colloquium (With IGSF)

The QRC is a forum for the scholarly community at McGill and beyond to share research pertaining to LGBTQI2 studies. https://sites.google.com/view/mqrc Schedule coming soon.
Keynotes: 

"JUST WATCHING: COLD WAR SCIENCE AND THE ETHICS OF OBSERVATION"
HEATHER K. LOVE
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

17 October 2018, 16.00-18.00, Arts 260

Part of the Art History and Communication Studies Speaker Series

This talk considers ethological research on communication in the human and natural sciences after WWII, looking at the two-way traffic between “animal sociology” and naturalistic accounts of group interaction among humans. Ranging from discussions of the signaling behavior of homosexual geese at the Macy Conferences on “Group Processes” to Laud Humphreys’ in situ research on sex in public restrooms in the 1960s, this paper argues that observational research offered an alternative to psychological accounts of both human and animal motivation, and in many cases resulted in less stigmatizing and non-essentialist accounts of non-normative behavior. While it may seem especially perverse to champion observation during the Cold War, I argue that the emphasis on militarized surveillance has obscured the diverse and contradictory uses of observation in this period. This essay is taken from my book project, Underdogs, which traces the roots of queer studies in post-WWII social science. 

Heather Love is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard) and the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (“Rethinking Sex”) and the co-editor of a special issue of Representations ("Description Across Disciplines"). She has written on topics including comparative social stigma, compulsory happiness, transgender fiction, spinster aesthetics, reading methods in literary studies, and the history of deviance studies. She is currently completing a book on practices of description in the humanities and social sciences after World War II.

"QUEERING/TRANSING RACE AND SPECIES"
KADJI AMIN
EMORY UNIVERSITY

18 October 2018, 16.30-18.00, Arts W-215

In an introduction to a special issue of WSQ, Susa Stryker, Paisley Currah, and Lisa Jean Moore write that scholars “have become familiar, over the past twenty years of so, with queering things” and ask “how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?" This talk contributes to the burgeoning inquiry into material transings of sex, race, and species, while interrogating the affirmative and even utopian valance of such inquiry. It asks, “What are trans crossings of embodied borders and speciated and racialized differences good for?” I take a literal approach this question, focusing on the early twentieth-century medical fervor for the transplantation of glands, in particular the ovaries and testicles, across sex and species, with distinct racializing effects. Through the science fiction of the period, I argue that gland xenotransplantation was a form of transing that constituted, rather than troubling, the biological concepts of sexual, racial, and species difference. 

Kadji Amin is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. His book, Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Pederasty, and Queer History was published in September 2017 with the Theory Q Series at Duke University Press. The book deidealizes Jean Genet’s coalitional politics with the Black Panthers and the Palestinians by foregrounding their animation by unsavory and outdated modes of attachment, including pederasty, racial fetishism, nostalgia for prison, and fantasies of queer terrorism. His second book project uses the history of transsexual science to rethink the priorities of transgender and feminist theory. His research, which focuses on the disorienting effects of the queer and transgender past on politicized fields of scholarship, is published or forthcoming in GLQ, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Feminist Formations, Women’s Studies Quarterly, French Studies, Études françaises, and L’Esprit créateur. 

And: Queer Curation Workshop "Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde," with Bradford Nordeen

October 19, 1-3 PM, LEA B46

 

Oct 22, 5:30-8:30, Thomson House Restaurant: ABU movie screening and Q&A with the filmmaker

Come join us for the screening of the amazing documentary ABU!
ABU is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Arshad Khan.

 

Oct 23, 10am- 1pm, McGill Library (3459 McTavish): WikiLGBTQ2I+ at the McGill Library

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Description: Come learn about Wikipedia and how it can be used to contribute to the visibility of our local LGBTQ+ culture and history. Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, how to discover McGill Library collections and how to contribute to other Wikimedia projects. 

Where: eClassroom of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (McLennan-Redpath Library Complex)

Host: Michael David MILLER, Librarian for LGBTQ+ Studies at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. 

Editors, sign up here: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/McGill_University_Library/...(LGBTQ_History_Month_in_October)?enroll=cbpfajxl 
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Description : Venez apprendre comment on peut utiliser Wikipédia outil de visibilité de notre culture et histoire locales LGBTQ+. Venez apprendre à contribuer à Wikipédia, à découvrir des collections de la Bibliothèque de l'Université McGill et à contribuer aux autres projets de Wikimédia. 

Emplacement : eClassroom de la Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales (Complexe McLennan-Redpath de la Bibliothèque).

Animateur : Michael David MILLER, Bibliothécaire en études LGBTQ+

Éditeurs et éditrices, inscrivez-vous ici : https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/McGill_University_Library/...(LGBTQ_History_Month_in_October)?enroll=cbpfajxl

 

Oct 23, 3-5pm, Wilson Hall Wendy Patrick Room: Conference on McGill Queer History, 'McGill and Montreal: A Queer relationship'


Join us for a wonderful conference on McGill's Queer History, 'McGill and Montreal : A Queer Relationship ', by Ross Higgins. 

Arriving in Montreal in 1975, Ross Higgins was thrown into a vortex of gay organizing as the city’s bars and other gathering spots were targeted by police. As an anthropologist, his doctoral research (McGill 1997) documented the emergence of a sense of community among gay men in Montreal before 1970. Thereafter he moved from teaching only English second language at UQAM to a varied career teaching anthropology and sexuality courses, as well until his retirement in 2015. These courses included Queer Theory, at Concordia University and Homosexualité et société, a survey course on homosexuality at the Unversité du Québec à Montréal. He is the author of two books, De la clandestinité à l'affirmation: pour une histoire de la communauté gaie montréalaise (1999) and Peter Flinsch: The Body in Question (2008) on the life and work of a local gay artist. In 2006 he was lead writer and archival consultant on Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake, a video biography of a Montreal physique photographer. In October 2011, Higgins was awarded the Prix Hommage at the annual Gala Arc-en-ciel held at the Lion d’Or in honour of his work at the Archives gaies du Québec and over thirty years of researching and writing and curating exhibitions on Montreal’s LGBTQ+ communities.

 

Oct 24, 3-4pm, 2075 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa: Queer ASL (with the Union for Gender Empowerment)

A workshop on Queer ASL, presented in collaboration with the Union for Gender Empowerment. 

When: Oct. 24th, 3-4pm, with a little extra time at the end for questions
Where: 2075 Robert Bourassa, 5th floor common room near room 3
Facilitators: Mathew Kuntz & Sandra Saoumaa

Mathews Bio: 
I am from Alberta, raised on a farm and then grew up in the small town of Strathmore. I did live in Calgary and Edmonton for a few years. I just moved to Montréal in the last year, and enjoy living here!
I have the passion to teach the ASL courses in many years with my wonderful students, and love spreading awareness about the Deaf Culture. Also, I enjoy to go to outdoor activities, events and festivals with my fiancé Martin.


Sandra's Bio:
Sandra was born and raised in Montreal. Growing up speaking three languages got her interested in the relationship between culture and language. In 2014, she took her first American Sign Language(ASL) class and has never looked back. Sandra now works as an ASL-English interpreter in Montreal and loves it.

- Both are part of the LGBTQ+ community 

The workshop will feature a general introduction to ASL and will then focus on more LGBTA+ vocabulary. No previous experience with ASL necessary! Open to all :)

 

Oct 25, 6-7:30pm, McIntyre Medical Building, Room 206/7: Challenges in mental healthcare within LGBTQ2I+ communities

CMH is hosting an interdisciplinary panel on challenges related to the access to appropriate and respectful mental healthcare within LGBTQ+ communities. Panelists will discuss advances in service provision, current barriers, and how future mental healthcare professionals can improve the appropriateness of assessment, intervention, and collaboration with LGBTQ+ clients and their supporters. The panel is an opportunity to collaborate and engage students in discussions about their past experiences in this field, the issues that the LGBTQ+ community continues to face, and the advocacy initiatives that either exist or may be created to address these gaps in services.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

Oct 26, 3-5pm, Arts W120: Short movies from Kimura Byol- Intersex Awareness Day

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day! Come watch short movies from the acclaimed intersex activist, visual artist and filmmaker Kimura Byol. 

nathalie lemoine (né.e kimura byol) est un.e artiste multimédia et commissaire né.e en corée (du sud), éduqué.e en belgique, et a choisi de s'installer au canada (montréal).
son travail visuel, poèmes /essais, et vidéos courtes ont été présentés internationalement en solo et en groupe. 
kimura byol-nathalie lemoine travaille sur l'identité diasporique, questionne les genres, et jongle avec les mots. 
yel.le n'aime pas les lettres capitales !
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nathalie lemoine (né.e kimura byol) is a multimedia artist and curator, born in korea (south), educated in belgium, and established to canada.
kimura-lemoine’s visual work, poems/writing and short films were presented internationally solo and in group 
kimura byol-nathalie lemoine works on issues surrounding identities: diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, gender, and play with words. kimura-lemoine doesn’t like to use capital letters.

More details on  the short movies here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124817757666146/ 

 

Oct 28, 10am-3pm, La Citadelle (3rd floor of 410 Sherbrooke West): Family day!

Come join us for a lovely day of family-friendly activities during McGill's first LGBTQ2I+ History Month! We will have Drag Queen Story Hour with the wonderful Barbada, Mona Greenbaum (the director of the LGBT Family Coalition) will also be with us to give a talk on the evolution of rights for LGBTQ2I+ families, and we will also have LGBTQ2I+ parents sharing their experiences with us.

Free and open to all!

10:00-10:30am - Community Snack time
10:30-11:30am - Drag Queen Story Hour
11:30am-1:00pm - Lunch 
1:00-2:30pm - Panel discussion on LGBTQ2I+ Families

Childcare & food available. Please indicate your dietary, childcare and any other access needs by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXp_SymC7ww8GVduRopABvnv2PtNY9...

 

Oct 29, 2:30-4:30, James Admin Building Room 301: Pleasure Zones:Meeting Places for Lesbians,Trans and Queer Women (With IGSF)

Join us to discuss the history and lack of meeting spaces in Montreal for Lesbians, Trans and Queer Women with some great panelists! 

More details to come soon!

 

Oct 30, 7-8:30pm, Leacock Building Room 232: I'm Afraid of Men and Other Works with Vivek Shraya (With IGSF)

Renowned author and artist Vivek Shraya will be reading from her new book, screening a selection of prior work and engaging with the audience in a conversation and Q&A session. This launch/screening/intimate conversation with one of Canada's leading multimedia artistic forces is the headlining event in McGill's Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies' series The Art of Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Lives and is part of the first ever McGill LGBTQ2I+ History Month! Co-presented with Mediaqueer.ca, this event will make your October! Please register for tickets on Eventbrite, but if you cannot get one in time, show up and we may be able to accomodate you if there is space! 

 

Oct 31st, 1-4pm, McGill Library (3459 McTavish): WikiLGBTQ2I+ at the McGill Library

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Description: Come learn about Wikipedia and how it can be used to contribute to the visibility of our local LGBTQ+ culture and history. Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, how to discover McGill Library collections and how to contribute to other Wikimedia projects. 

Where: eClassroom of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (McLennan-Redpath Library Complex)

Host: Michael David MILLER, Librarian for LGBTQ+ Studies at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. 

Editors, sign up here: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/McGill_University_Library/...(LGBTQ_History_Month_in_October)?enroll=cbpfajxl 
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Description : Venez apprendre comment on peut utiliser Wikipédia outil de visibilité de notre culture et histoire locales LGBTQ+. Venez apprendre à contribuer à Wikipédia, à découvrir des collections de la Bibliothèque de l'Université McGill et à contribuer aux autres projets de Wikimédia. 

Emplacement : eClassroom de la Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales (Complexe McLennan-Redpath de la Bibliothèque).

Animateur : Michael David MILLER, Bibliothécaire en études LGBTQ+

Éditeurs et éditrices, inscrivez-vous ici : https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/McGill_University_Library/...(LGBTQ_History_Month_in_October)?enroll=cbpfajxl


Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 

 


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