Two Spirit

Two-Spirit Events at Talking Stick Festival, Feb. 16 – 23rd

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2Spirit Rebellion
Join us for a night of rebellion as the Brush Arbor Gurlz demonstrate the resilience of two-spirit people.
February 17th, 20179:00 PM

Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1Price: $15Purchase tickets HERE.Harsh words too often erode the confidence of two-spirit people but for some, drag is used to denote their strength.

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Two-Spirit Intersection(s) and Connection(s)

Exploring the space between and within Two-Spirit: performance, politics and community organizing.  

Tuesday February 21

1PM – 4PM

Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Exhibition Hall

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Join us for an afternoon of Two-Spirit conversations exploring the history of the Two-Spirit tradition(s) followed by a panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit performers exploring the intersection of Two-Spirit identify, performance, politics and community organizing.

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War Paint: Drag Queens Prepare For Battle

The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop. 

February 21, 2017
7:00 PM

Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art.  They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by their alter egos.

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AMP it UP – Aboriginal and Two-Spirit Media Training

Join us for AMP it UP, a practical, hands-on, media training/workshop to develop, strengthen and support work with media outlets. 

Saturday  February 25

10am – 1PM

Holiday Inn & Suite Downtown Vancouver

1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal publicist or a PR firm to manage and support our communication and media needs? Media outlets—newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television and Internet-based media/sites are important ways to inform a broad range of people about information, messages, issues, activities and events. Media is also an important tool in moving and shaping public opinion, discussions and conversations when done correctly.

 

CFP – Queer U 2016 Call for Submissions EXTENSION to Jan 3, 2016

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Queer U 2016 “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning” – Jan 3, 2016

 

As part of Outweek (Feb 5-12), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of students and established scholars from across the west coast of north america and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.

 

This year, the theme is “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning”. Our queerness is political and we are doing the work to undo cisheteronormative and homonormative narratives. This Outweek is organized with the intentions of strengthening our communities by recognizing the ways in which queer communities need to be actively working to do better, and how that is intricately related to the ways we heal, collectively and with ourselves. Please try to work this into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.

 

This call for papers is open to undergraduate and graduate contributors and established scholars from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Strong undergraduate submissions are also accepted. Workshop Proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome; however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:

  • Queer & Trans* Healing
  • Critiques of Homonormativity
  • Relationships between Community & Wellness
  • Intersections of Queer/Trans* Communities with Systems of Power
  • Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or Intersectional Feminist Approaches are Encouraged!

 

If interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to prideubc@gmail.com no later than January 3rd, 2016. Please title email Queer U abstract.

 

The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 11am to 5pm.

Call for Papers, Performances and Artistic Works Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) Queer(ing) Performance

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February 5-7, 2015

 

The 23rd annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) invites proposals to our 2015 conference: Queer(ing) Performance. Considering the performance of everyday life, as well as the staged, digital, and imagined, FOOT 2015 subverts rigid disciplinary boundaries between scholarship, practice and politics. This year’s conference not only welcomes papers on queer productions, but also work that engages queers methodologies. We invite proposals from activists, academics and artists who question, contest and revolt against scholarly and theatrical norms.

Acknowledging the ways in which queer theory, alongside many traditional theatre approaches, has privileged white able-bodied, cisgender male subjects, FOOT 2015: Queer(ing) Performance opens up the conversation to consider the multiple intersecting experiences and practices of a range of marginalized populations. FOOT 2015 questions broad applications of queer methodologies to performance through diverse conversations on postcolonialism, crip studies, critical race theory and feminisms.

FOOT 2015 invites proposals for presentations of papers, workshops, readings and performances from scholars, activist and artists in the following areas:

  •  Queer(ing) normative LGBT Theatre and Performance
  • Queering conceptions of spatiality & temporality in performance
  •  Confronting Scriptocentrism: Oral history, storytelling and spoken word
  •  Activism, social justice, and grass-roots performance
  •  Queer indigenous studies and performance
  •  Trans politics and identities onstage and/or in everyday life
  •  Regulation and Policing of Nonnormative performance
  •  Manifestations of a turn towards the wild on stage
  •  Drag, Burlesque and Cabaret
  •  Queering Nostalgia, Memory and Theatre History
  •  Performing Queer/Feminist ideologies in everyday life

Recognizing the inextricable link between performance scholarship and artistic creation, FOOT 2015 provides an outlet for diverse voices to contribute to discussions on performance studies and theatre creation from a queer standpoint. As queer(ing) theatre necessitates an open and flexible understanding of the field of performance, we welcome nontraditional proposals and formats for papers, film screenings and performances.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

Please send a 300-word abstract or description of your artistic work, as well as a short bio to:  foot.graddrama@utoronto.ca 

For more information check out our website: Foot2015.wordpress.com