Posts by Julia Horel

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    Rainbow Camp! July 14-19, 2013

    June 12th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    A Camp for LGBTQ & Allied Youth ages 13-17 July 14th - 19th, 2013 Rainbow Camp is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. Rainbow Camp is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun! Rainbow Camp provides opportunities for campers to make new friends and develop skills through traditional camp programming and innovative … READ MORE

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    Call out: Empowerment Council Youth Advocacy Project

    May 30th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Are you a young person under 25? Have you used the mental health or addiction system? We want to hear from you! The Empowerment Council conducts systemic advocacy on behalf of service users. There have been a lot of changes in the mental health system and we want to know how this is affecting youth. What have been your best and worst experiences at CAMH? What changes do you want to see? What do you want to know about your … READ MORE

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    Submit to Mad Pride Hamilton zine!

    May 30th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Are you a: -mental health consumer/survivor -person with lived experience -person who has been labelled with a “mental illness” -Mad person Do you live, work, study, use services, or spend time in Hamilton? Submit to our Mad Pride Hamilton zine! Advice, Artwork, Blog Posts, Comics, Emails, How You Celebrate, Letters, Lyrics, Photographs, Pictures, Poetry, Questions, Rants, Recommendations, Resources, Short Stories, Sketches, Tips, Visions, Wellness Tools, What Needs to Change, What You’re Proud Of, What You’ve Learned, What You Want to Know, Wish … READ MORE

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    Shameless gets a shoutout in Bitch magazine!

    May 23rd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Awesome feminist magazine Bitch has given a mention to a Shameless web feature on Health at Every Size. The article can be found on page 18 of the summer issue of Bitch (our mention is on page 19!), and in its entirety online at Bitch’s website. The fabulous quote in question from our piece is from self-identified fat queer Latina activist Margarita Rossi: “Fat hatred is often used to uphold racism, and vice versa.” … READ MORE

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    SUPER TRANS POWER WARRIORS: zine, dinner and show

    May 21st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Super Trans Powers presents: SUPER TRANS POWER WARRIORS. a zine made for and by trans youth in Toronto. A zine of comics, writing, and art about us and our lives. We would like to invite you to dinner and show on June 12th, 2013 at the Sherbourne Health Centre in the Grandball Room (Second Floor) at 6pm. Come and join us for a meal and performances from the creative minds behind the zine. Contributors will be reading or showing their … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: A bra that fits me - A Critique of Chrysalis Lingerie’s May 1st Launch

    May 10th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Teagan Widmer writes at Interrupt Mag about some major issues with Chrysalis Lingerie’s launch. I was super excited about Chrysalis Lingerie’s new line of lingerie that debuted in their online store this week. The company boasts garments created by trans women and for trans women. Their launch has been delayed multiple, but now it was finally coming to a mailbox near you. So when I saw a post on my Tumblr dashboard saying that their … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: action for International Workers Day

    May 1st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From the Facebook event: Join us in the streets for the annual May Day of Action in Toronto. 5:30 PM: Rally and March starting at City Hall and ending at Little Norway Park in solidarity with striking workers at Porter (Queens Quay and Bathurst) On International Workers Day, we march to build a Solidarity City. Solidarity City is a unified struggle for: Respect for Indigenous Sovereignty, Status for All, an End to Imperialism and Environmental Destruction, an End … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: She Said Boom! Feminist Zine-Making Symposium

    April 22nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    She Said Boom! Feminist Zine-Making Symposium 3-day event featuring GB JONES and CAROLINE AZAR of FIFTH COLUMN. :::SCHEDULE OF EVENTS::: ::FILM SCREENING:: SHE SAID BOOM: THE STORY OF FIFTH COLUMN Thursday April 25th 7-9pm Koffler House at 569 Spadina Avenue Admission is $12/person at the door Full-length film screening followed by a Q and A with Director Kevin Hegge // Canada 2012 // 66 min ::KEYNOTE TALK:: CAROLINE AZAR AND GB JONES ON FEMINISM AND ZINE-MAKING IN 1980s & 1990s TORONTO Friday April 26th 7-9pm PWYC Koffler … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: AGO National Youth Arts Week Launch Party

    April 22nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The AGO wants you to be a part of the largest annual youth-led celebration of creative expression in Canada by joining us at our National Youth Arts Week Launch Party! May 1, 2013 4-6 pm Free After Three skateboard-building workshops 6-8 pm Youth Dialogue featuring Rt. Hon. Michaelle Jean & Jean-Daniel Lafond, Co-Founders & Co-Chairs of the Michaelle Jean Foundation 8-10 pm Launch Party! Free and open to everyone. Refreshments and fun provided! Come get connected! Check out great activities and … READ MORE

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    Theatre of the Oppressed: A Basic Skills Workshop

    April 11th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Theatre of the Oppressed: A Basic Skills Workshop Wednesday May 8, 6 pm - 8 pm $10 /PWYC Academy of the Impossible, 231 Wallace Avenue Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/514643891902456/ This school of theatre conceived and popularized by Augusto Boal, has had a life of its own in India for the past four decades. The workshop will provide skills in basic theatre of the oppressed techniques. This will involve working with voice, body and improvisation. This school of theatre, based on … READ MORE

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    Oasis Skateboard Factory is looking for new students!

    April 10th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    OSF Info Session Oasis Skateboard Factory is actively looking for new students who love graffiti, graphic design and skateboards. Toronto’s #1 coolest high school according to the Toronto Star, OSF teaches kids by involving them in a skateboard business. Students learn about graphic design and business by developing their own brands and creating and selling merchandise. They also learn how to work with clients through collaborations with companies such as Roarockit Skateboard Company, Longboard Living and … READ MORE

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    FREE! Art of writing - Creative Writing Workshops for Women (Toronto)

    April 5th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Have you always wanted to write? Do you sometimes wish you could put some words that you think of on paper? How would you like to write beautiful words in your language and in English? Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) is pleased to offer creative writing workshops for newcomer women on Saturday mornings, starting April 20th, 2013. Taught by Dr. Althea Prince, who has published 9 books including In the Black (2012), this 9-week program provides women a supportive … READ MORE

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    Rock Camp for Girls - Montreal

    April 2nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Celebrate Rock Camp for Girls Montreal’s Fifth Anniversary with Us! Through its five years of existence, Rock Camp for Girls Montreal has been entirely self-funded and volunteer-run. Rock Camp for Girls Montreal has grown from its first year of 18 campers and 20 volunteers to an established community presence that puts on a Showcase Concert attended by hundreds of community members every year. Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is now accepting applications for Summer 2013! Camp will … READ MORE

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    Call for Submissions to Mad Pride Toronto 2013

    April 2nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Call for Submissions to Mad Pride Toronto 2013 - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14 www.madprideto.com Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, folks the world has labeled “mentally ill”, and those in solidarity with us. Mad Pride is about: * remembering and participating in mad history * challenging discrimination * advocating for rights * affirming mad identities * developing and empowering mad communities * having fun! Our lives and contributions are valuable … READ MORE

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    love takes the worry out of being close: public assemblies in bed with queers

    March 22nd, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Reena Katz’s love takes the worry out of being close: public assemblies in bed with queers converts Harbourfront’s Studio Theatre into a free, public hotel suite. Bed-Ins: April 9 - 12, 9am - 9pm - FREE Final Presentation and Discussion: April 13, 8pm - 10pm - $10/$12 Harbourfront Studio Theatre, York Quay Centre, Main Floor HATCH opens its 2013 Season with sound and performance artist Reena Katz’s fabulous reimagining of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s iconic Bed-in for Peace. … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: “EDUCATION, LIBERATION, ACTION!” Forum on Education and Equity

    March 18th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Organized by University of Toronto’s Transitional Year Programme Students and Alumni Over the last forty-three years, the Transitional Year Programme (TYP) has offered applicants a full-time access program uniquely geared towards historically underrepresented experiences, while also offering students with a chance to gain entry into the University of Toronto Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Science. In an age of austerity and cutbacks to similar programming, TYP has remained steadfast in the delivery of an academic bridging … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Police (In)Justice: Responding Together to Change the Story

    March 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    From the Native Youth Sexual Health Network: We validate the many stories we’ve heard from families about a lack of police responsiveness and/or dehumanizing treatment directed at the missing woman themself, their family or friends. Families have expressed frustration and anguish of being ignored when they presented evidence countering police theories. For instance, pointing out that their loved ones disappeared without taking their wallet, clothes, or cell phone, told no one of their plans, left without … READ MORE

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    Centre for the Arts’ Film Camp for Teens Offers Comprehensive Training for Toronto Youth

    February 21st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    For one productive and inspiring week this March Break in Toronto, Centre for the Arts will offer teens the opportunity to gain a firsthand look into the world of professional filmmaking through the Film Camp for Teens. Young filmmakers will train with some of Canada’s most respected talent during this 5-day intensive. Teens will participate in all aspects of filmmaking as they conceptualize, write, direct, act, light, shoot and edit their own short films. This … READ MORE

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    Call for Volunteers: Dyke March Toronto 2013

    February 20th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TORONTO DYKE MARCH The Toronto Dyke March is ramping up for 2013 and we need your help! We are seeking a diversity of lesbian, bi and queer women as well as dyke-identified trans and 2-Spirit people who would like to help organise this year’s Dyke March and affiliated events, including parties, panels, political actions, and community art projects. We need both experienced members and those seeking to develop new skills. We need help with event coordination, … READ MORE

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    Feb 14 annual memorials and marches for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

    February 14th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Over the years, the February 14th Women’s Memorial March has expanded to cities across these lands, as well as internationally. The March is an opportunity for all cities and communities to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters and remember the women who are still missing. We encourage all women to journey and heal together by organizing memorials on this day because women face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a … READ MORE

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