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Toronto event: Linked Oppressions 2013
Linked Oppressions was born out of the realization that our individual lives and identities continue to be shaped by the intersection of multiple types of discrimination. The ways in which we are racialized and marked by gender, sexuality and dis/ability impact how we occupy certain spaces, negotiate personal relationships and encounter everyday realities.
An annual tradition of the Equity Studies Students’ Union, Linked Oppressions is a week-long event series that examines how various forms of marginalization, with a special focus on racism, homophobia and transphobia, are articulated, experienced and resisted.
Film Screening of Gun Hill Road Monday, November 4th | 6:00 pm Women and Gender Studies Lounge (40 Willcocks Street)
After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to find that the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique’s comprehension.
Gun Hill Road (2011) is an honest portrayal of the challenges that a family faces as their child negotiates a transgendered identity in an intolerant and judgemental world.
Branded by the Pink Triangle Tuesday, November 5th | 7:30 pm William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks St.)
Award winning author and storyteller, Ken Setterington, will present a program based on his recently published book, Branded by the Pink Triangle, which explores the rarely told story of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The evening will bring to light the experience of gay men in 1930s Germany and throughout the dark years of the Holocaust. Photographs from the period interspersed with a survivor’s video testimony and stories of the lives of some of the survivors will serve as a reminder that these men’s stories must never be forgotten.
For more information and to reserve seats, www.facinghistory.org/events.
De-stigmatizing the Out-Group: A Workshop on Homophobia and HIV/AIDS-related Discrimination x2028Wednesday, November 6th | 6:00 pm William Doo Auditorium x2028(45 Willcocks St.)
Hosted by Keith Cunningham, Outreach Coordinator at the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, this workshop seeks to debunk myths and highlight issues that negatively impact work around HIV/AIDS. We will explore how the stigma of HIV/AIDS as a “gay disease” continues to hinder education and prevention outreach in Toronto, with a special focus on how HIV/AIDS is conceptualized in racialized communities and amongst cisgendered people.
Healing and Hope: A Q21 Conversation Cafe Thursday, November 7th | 3:00 pm Centre for Women and Trans People (562 Spadina Avenue)
The Equity Studies Students’ Union has partnered with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office to present Healing and Hope: A Q21 Conversation Cafe. Led by two peer facilitators, this Conversation Cafe will attempt to provide students with a safe space to discuss issues that are particularly important to them. Through open dialogue, we intend to highlight the lived realities of students, the ways in which they cope with challenges and how we can heal for a brighter future.