Thursday, May 26, 2011
Doors 6:30, 7 PM reading
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada
Come to the launch party for this long-awaited, beloved book: The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence In Activist Communities, co-edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
Featuring readings, snacks, discussion and book signings
DJ’d by Syrus Ware
Contributors Jessica Yee (Native Youth Sexual Health Network) and Juliet November, and co-editor Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will attend and read.
Book sales by the Toronto Women’s Bookstore.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We want to acknowledge that this workshop is taking place on stolen Indigenous land and that it is at Indigenous people’s expense that we occupy this land. Community accountability is work that Indigenous communities have been doing outside of and in resistance to systems of state power since before the arrival of colonial settlers and continue to do.
ACCESS IS LOVE AND JUSTICE: The Gladstone is fully wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms. This is an all ages event. There is reserved seating for folks who need it.
Fragrance free is hella love! So that beloved community members including the editor can be present without throwing up or having to leave, please come to this event fragrance free! This means no cologne, perfume, essential oil and also switching to unscented products. We know folks have a learning curve around this, but if you can ditch the scented (yup, even with ‘natural’ scents) detergent and fabric softener, it’ll go a long way.
Awesome scent-free list here: http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html
For more information about the book and other launch dates in other cities, check out the book’s blog.