UGE Book Club

Hey all!!!
The Union for Gender Empowerment is starting up a short stories book club!
Our first meet up will be Monday February 23rd.
At each meeting, we will vote which short story we’ll read out loud at the event (preferably written by queer and/or trans folks and/or people of color), and then we’ll have a discussion session afterwards.

There will be snacks a plenty, with gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan options available!

The first meeting will take place in the UGE’s space (room 413 in the SSMU building, 3480 rue McTavish), which is wheelchair accessible. We’ll have some non-fluorescent lighting as well. We  have some toys and coloring books and colored pencils in the UGE that you can fidget with if you need something to do with your hands!

Book club will be held approximately once a month- stay tuned for future dates/times.

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See you all there!!!

DARKMATTER: Friday, November 7th

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DARKMATTER is a trans south asian art and activist collaboration comprised of janani and alok. Using poetry & polemic, tweet & tirade DM is committed to an art practice of gender self(ie) determination, racial justice, and movement building.

For the entire Culture Shock Schedule, please visit qpirgmcgill.org/culture-shock. Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

This event is co-sponsored by the Student’s Society of McGill University, the Social Equity and Diversity Office, the Union for Gender Empowerment, and QPIRG-Concordia. It will take place on McGill’s campus in the MacDonald Harrington Building, Room G-10 on Friday, November 7th at 6:30 pm.

~The event is free and open to the public
~ The venue is wheelchair accessible (access details coming soon)
~ Free childcare available on site
~ Please be in touch with any other access needs (qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca, 514 398 7432)

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#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to “get better.” What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what’s become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted. Join DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique — but also imagine new queer futures.

Show followed by Q&A.

BIOS:

Janani Balasubramanian is a trans south asian artivist-techie based in brooklyn. they work as a designer and 1⁄2 of the spoken word duo DARKMATTER. janani’s work has been featured in Black Girl Dangerous, Racialicious, Model View Culture, MSNBC, Colorlines, Upworthy, Autostraddle, TEDx, and various print publications. they’ve been invited to perform and facilitate workshops at universities and organizations across the world. janani likes using words/maps/design to tell nonlinear stories about empire, desire, microflora, ancestry, apocalypse, and the Future. they’re currently working on their first sci-fi novel, H, and a comic collection, SHY. you can read more of their work at www.queerdarkenergy.com.

Alok Vaid-Menon is a trans/national south asian writer, performer, and solidarity activist who has organized with racial, economic, and gender justice movements across the world. their creative & political work grapples with questions of diaspora, trauma, race, desire, and politics. as a staff member of the audre lorde project (a grassroots organizing center for LGBT people of color) and 1⁄2 of the spoken word collaboration DARKMATTER, alok is committed to building the collective power of young queer and trans people of color. alok has been invited to perform and facilitate at universities, conferences, and organizations across the world; their work has appeared in various zines & media/publishing outlets like MTV, Best Sex Writing 2015, The New York Times, Upworthy, TEDx and more. to read more visit www.returnthegayze.com.

PREVIEWS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxb-zYthAOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFKSzNakuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLo-3VS3ZOE

Tranzistor Radio’s Trans Women Writer’s Night

Check out this event that Tranzistor Radio is organizing!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470219643111568/

TOPSIDE PRESS is sending amazing writers on a book tour and they are coming to Montreal. Join us at Café Cléopatra for a night of trans women lit with Topside touring Authors:
Casey Plett (A Safe Girl to Love)
Imogen Binnie (Nevada)
Jeanne Thornton (The Black Emerald)
Red Durkin

And special guests who are new to the City!tranzistor
Morgan M Page and
Emma Deboncoeur
And lovely local writers!
Sophie Labelle
Kama La Mackerel
Margaux Kay
Betty Inglesias
Ricky Leach
Natacha # 9
Lady Sin Trayda (Kai Cheng)
With Tranzister Radio Hosts:
Raphaele Frigon & Morgan Sea

NO COVER! This is a free event! Although there will be a bunch of rare books and zines for sale, so please consider bringing money and investing in Trans Books.
(Also, there is a licensed bar and it would make Cleo’s like us a lot if they sold drinks. They also serve pop.)

RUN-TIME! We are gonna keep a tight schedule! with an hour dedicated to the topside tour and an hour for local folks! so 2 hours total! …and probably a Q&A hang out period at the end, till people leave.

ACCESSIBILITY! We regret that Cafe Cleopatre is not wheelchair accessible. The cabaret space is on the 2nd floor of a building with 3 flights of stairs, that are 5-8 feet wide.
Cafe Cleo’s is a historic cabaret space in Montreal and North America, and has been the home of trans performers for 35+ years.

For more Information on the Topside Summer tour – http://topsidepress.com/tour/

For more information on Tranzister Radio: celebrating trans cultural production – http://tranzister.tumblr.com/

Catch Us at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair – May 24 & 25

We will be tabling at this year’s Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th. Stop by our table for zines, some cool DIY stuff, gender expression & alternative menstrual & safer sex products, and as always free condoms and dental dams. We may even have some new surprises!

All proceeds from our table will go towards funding our Breast Form Project.

Check out the bookfair’s website at anarchistbookfair.ca and check out events as part of the Festival of Anarchy all May!

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UNDERWIRE: the Body Party

Union for Gender Empowerment, Queer McGill and Midnight Kitchen present:

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the most rad awesome fundraiser party of the year!

Friday, May 2nd – 10 pm
Vendredi le 2e Mai – 22 h
Il Motore – 175 Jean Talon O.

*info en français en dessous*

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YOUR BODY IS YOUR PARTY !
Exams are done, summer is here so come dance dance dance and party party party!

All proceeds go to the UGE’s Breast Form Pilot Project!
The project’s aim is to help make breast forms and bras more accessible to trans women and trans feminine folks. Breast forms can cost upwards of $200(!), and the project will offer a variety of breast forms, able to body-tailored, and at an affordable, by-donation price (just like all the items in the UGE’s co-op)!

Come support our project, help make breast forms more accessible, and dance while you do it!
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+ J’VLYN D’ARK [ Faggity Ass Fridays ]

+ C0SMICD00MGH0STS [celestial trap queer anthem hop]

+ more to be announced !!!

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CALL-OUT for VOLUNTEERS
– to work door shifts!
– to work the bake sale!
– to help poster Montreal and get the word out!

Email ** unionforgenderempowerment@gmail.com ** if you’d like to volunteer your time for any of the things above! We’d love the help ♥♥

Accessibility Info:
Wheelchair accessible venue (with level entrance and 1st floor bathrooms, with ramp to bar level), gender neutral washrooms, scent-free policy, chairs and places to sit down and relax away from dance floor, & volunteers and harm redux squad on hand throughout the night.

out of consideration for people who are chemically sensitive, please refrain from wearing perfumes and other scented products!
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Midnight Kitchen will be providing BAKED GOODIES and SNACKS available at PWYC donation!

DOORS AT 9:30 PM *~*~*

PWYC – $10-15 donation suggested

NOTAFLOF (NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS) in full effect!
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Le Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE), Queer McGill et Midnight Kitchen présentent:

▽▽▽▽▽ UNDERWIRE: the BODY PARTY ▼▼▼▼▼

Le party le plus trippant et radical de l’année!

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C’EST TON CORPS, C’EST TON PARTY !

Les examens sont terminés, l’été s’en vient donc viens danser, danser, danser et faire le party, party, party!

Tous les profits iront au projet pilote de prosthèses mammaires (breast forms) du UGE! L’objectif de ce projet est de faciliter l’accès aux prothèses mammaires pour les femmes trans et les personnes d’identité féminine. Les prothèses mammaires peuvent coûter jusqu’à 200$ (!) et ce projet offrira une variété de prothèses pouvant être moulées au corps, à un prix abordable, par contribution monétaire volontaire (comme tous les produits disponibles à la co-op du UGE)!

Venez soutenir notre initiative rendant les prothèses mammaires plus accessibles, en dansant toute la nuitée!

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+ J’VLYN D’ARK [ Faggity Ass Fridays ]

+ C0SMICD00MGH0STS [celestial trap queer anthem hop]

+ Encore plus à être annoncé.e.s !!!

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Appel aux bénévoles

– Pour l’accueil à la porte!
– Pour la vente de pâtisseries!
– Pour nous aider à distribuer des affiches et faire la promotion!

Envoyer un courriel à **unionforgenderempowerment@gmail.com**

si vous êtes intéressé.e.s à nous donner un coup de main, on en a besoin!♥♥

Infos sur l’accessibilité:
Accessible aux fauteuils roulant (entrée principale uniforme, salles de bain au premier étage, avec rampe vers l’étage du bar), Salles de bain non-genrées, évènement sans agents parfumés, chaises et lieux où s’assoir à l’écart du plancher de danse, des bénévoles et une équipe de réduction de méfaits seront aussi disponibles toute la soirée.

Par respect aux individus ayant un sensibilité aux produits chimiques, nous vous demandons d’éviter d’utiliser des produits parfumés pour cette soirée!
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Le Midnight Kitchen prépare pour nous des BOUCHÉES SURCRÉES et COLLATIONS qui seront disponibles par contribution volontaire!

Ouverture des portes à 9:30 PM *~*~*

Contribution volontaire – contribution suggérée 10 à 15$

PERONNE NE SERA REFUSÉ FAUTE DE MOYENS FINANCIERS!

We’re born naked the rest is drag? (Vraiment?) a two day workshop

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We’re born naked the rest is drag? (Vraiment?)
Un atelier d’exploration de masculinité(s) en tant que Drag King
~~ realisé par the Union for Gender Empowerment ~~
Samedi 5 avril 14-20h, Dimanche 6 avril 13-17h
Lieu 1500 Maisonneuve W, suite 404
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GRATUIT!

Cet atelier veut donner la place pour réfléchir à nos expériences avec la féminité et la masculinité pour ensuite créer un personnage de King consistant et individuel. Pour cela, nous nous aiderons d’exercices de voix, de posture et nous donnerons des pistes pour transformer nos corps (packing, binding, pilosité). Ce processus sera enrichi par des extraits de films de fameux Drag Kings et des photos.

Une fois que ce personnage sera créé, nous voulons sortir dans des endroits majoritairement réservés aux hommes, ou juste sortir dans un bar, en petit groupe. Réservez votre soirée et nuit pour cet aventure!

Le dimanche sera un temps de retour sur notre soirée en drag persona. Commençant avec un brunch et un échange entre Kings, nous voulons donner la place aux questionnements : Qu’est-ce qui nous plaît dans la masculinité, qu’est-ce-qui ne nous plaît pas? Comment notre comportement se modifie-t-il? Quelles réactions observons-nous ?

Finalement, nous aimerions discuter sur la notion du drag (Qui suis-je? Qui est mon personnage? Est-ce que je peux les distinguer?), de la performance (Avons-nous besoin de conscience politique? Scène vs quotidien…) et le lien avec le féminisme (Voudrions-nous incorporer l’oppresseur? Ou: le drag peut-il être subversif et déconstruire le genre’? Qu’est-ce que ça voudrait dire?). Les discussions se veulent sensibles aux enjeux particuliers des personnes trans* et/ou racisées.

Notez que l’atelier ne prépare pas forcément pour une performance sur scène mais aime à approfondir un personnage drag ainsi que partager ensemble tout ce que le kinging vient chercher en nous.

Un buffet le samedi et un brunch le dimanche sera servi.
L’évènement est gratuit. Nous vous invitons à apporter des vêtements ‘masculins’, du mascara et des ciseaux de coiffure (si possible).

Afin de pouvoir créer un espace plus sécuritaire aux vécus des participant_es, l’atelier sera ouvert pour femmes cis et toute personne trans*. Nous vous invitons à vous s’inscrire le plus tôt possible sous do.it.theirself@gmail.com

Si tu es intéressé_e à faire de la traduction chuchotée, écris-nous!:)

L’endroit est accessible pour chaise-roulante. Metro Guy-Concordia 3 min.

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We’re born naked the rest is drag? (Really?)
A workshop to explore masculiniti(es) as a Drag King
~~ powered by the Union for Gender Empowerment ~~
Saturday April 5 2-8pm and Sunday April 6 1-5pm
1500 Maisonneuve W, 404
Bilingual FREE

This workshop starts with our own approaches to and experiences with ‘masculinty’ and ‘femininity’ to go on with the creation of a consistent and individual drag persona. We will use voice and posture exercices and give an introduction to how to transform our bodies (packing, binding, facial hair). This process will be enhenced by short films of famous Drag Kings and photographs. Once our drag persona is created and after having dinner, we would like to go out and access male dominated spaces or go to a bar, in small groups. Keep this evening/night free for this adventure!

On Sunday we will take time together in order to reflect on our experiences as Kings Saturday night. After a brunch and exchange between us Kings, we would like to address the following questions: What do we like of ‘masculinity’, what do we not like? How does our behaviour change when we are Kings? What kind of reactions did we get?

Finally, we would like to discuss the definition of drag (Who am I? Who is my Drag persona? Can I distingish them?), the definition of performance (Do we need political consciousness? Stage vs daily life…) as well as the link to feminism (Do we want to ‘incorporate’ the oppressor’? Or: can drag be subversive and ‘deconstruct gender’ and what does that mean?). Discussions want to be respectful for the particular contexts of trans* and/or racialized folks.

Please, be aware that the workshop doesn’t necessarily prepare for a performance on stage but wants to deepen the development of a drag persona and foster reflections about what Kinging is doing with us.

A buffet on Saturday as well as a brunch on Sunday is served. The event is free. We ask you to bring ‘masculin’ clothes, mascara and scissors, if possible.

In order to make the space as accessible and safe as possible, the workshop is open to cis women and all trans* folks.

Please register as soon as possible to do.it.theirself@gmail.com

If you would like to do whisper translation, let us know, too! :)

The location is wheel-chair accessible, metro Guy-Concordia 3 min. away.

Bring A Sexual Assault Policy to McGill

event: Thursday, November 13th
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm in the Lev Bukhman Room (2nd floor)
SSMU Building, 4800 McTavish Street

Last November, the Deputy Provost committed to expanding McGill’s use of proactive measures to address sexual assault on campus. Following that announcement, students from groups across campus joined together to write a proposal for a Sexual Assault Policy, which they presented to the University in March. Since March, the student-led Sexual Assault Policy Working Group has been working in conjunction with Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos and Harm Reduction Coordinator / Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Bianca Tetrault to develop a draft Sexual Assault Policy to present to the University.This meeting is an opportunity for you to see what we have done, give us feedback, and to join in the fight if you’re interested! During the meeting, we will be reading through the policy and answering questions, then breaking into three working groups to tackle different tasks. One group will comb through the policy and work through spots that could be contentious at Senate; one group will work to collect letters of support from across campus; and one group will focus on publicity. These groups will continue to meet and work together throughout the year.

Snacks and drinks will be provided by SSMU!

We really looking forward to sharing the policy—let’s get this passed!

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Dear Principal Suzanne Fortier, Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) Ollivier Dyens, Dean of Students André Costopoulos, and members of the McGill community:

On February 26th, 2014, the McGill Administration hosted a Forum on Consent, where student panelists introduced a Sexual Assault Policy Proposal that the undersigned campus groups have endorsed. While we recognize the recent efforts by the administration to begin addressing rape culture and sexual assault on campus, we call upon you to carefully consider our recommendations regarding a Sexual Assault Policy and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator position as outlined below. Furthermore, we ask that you include the undersigned in ongoing consultation in order to have a campus-based approach to the issue of campus-based sexual violence, and to treat this issue with the sense of urgency it deserves.This open letter and Policy Proposal is a call to action in the aftermath of the highly publicized response to allegations of sexual assault against three varsity football players at McGill University. Considering this case and others at McGill (for example, the 2005 hazing,) and in conjunction with ongoing cases and administrative responses on campuses across the continent, it is clear that rape culture and sexual assault on our campus warrant a stronger response. We envision McGill administration having a crucial role in enacting change on our campus.We are encouraged by the McGill Administration’s increasing attention to issues of sexual assault on campus, and the ongoing hiring process for the Harm Reduction Coordinator, a new position that will aim to improve services relating to sexual violence on campus. In an article in the McGill Reporter, Dean Costopoulos stated that many aspects of our Sexual Assault Policy Proposal “exist already in various sections of McGill policies and codes of conduct”. Nevertheless, until comprehensive, concrete services for survivors and a formal Sexual Assault Policy have been formalized, the administration’s commitment to improvements will remain an empty promise.We are also disappointed by the lack of consultation with relevant campus groups, who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to tackling the prevalence of sexual violence and rape culture in our community. This ongoing work has equipped our groups with an expertise in survivor support and in the development of pro-survivor policies regarding sexual violence on university campuses.

We therefore submit a Sexual Assault Policy Proposal as a proactive step towards being heard regarding initiatives to create a safer campus. In light of the publically expressed commitments made by André Costopoulos (Dean of Students), and Ollivier Dyens (Deputy Provost of Student Life & Learning), we urge the McGill Administration to adopt our Policy Proposal and to incorporate our continuous input in developing a university-wide Sexual Assault Policy.

Our main recommendations include:

  • Developing a comprehensive, accessible, pro-survivor Sexual Assault Policy that takes a proactive rather than reactive approach to the problem of sexual assault and rape culture on campus.
  • Hiring a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator who will work closely with the signing parties, provide safety measures and listening support for survivors, and advocate for them. The Coordinator will also serve the community through policy development and campaigns targeting rape culture on campus.
  • Ensuring that the Policy applies to all members of the McGill community; students, administration, faculty, and all other employees.
  • Including clearly articulated safety measures for building a safer space on campus for survivors and the community at large.

Given that, according to a study by SAFER and V-day, 83% of the 299 universities surveyed had clearly outlined disciplinary procedures regarding sexual assault, and given the current climate across Canadian campuses pertaining to sexual assault, it is imperative that McGill promptly address its lack of a sexual assault policy and of institutionalized survivor services. Let us be at the forefront of universities worldwide not only in academia, but also in building safer campus communities.

Community groups and members at large are invited to endorse this policy at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mcgill-community-for-a-sexual-assault-policy

Signed,

The Students’ Society of McGill University Executive
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society
The Union for Gender Empowerment
Queer McGill
The Students’ Society of McGill University Equity Committee
The Feminist Collective at McGill Law
Women and the Criminal Law
Quebec Public Interest Research Group McGill

To view the policy proposal visit sexualassaultpolicyatmcgill.com
Contact Us!
Media requests? Want to contact us? Reach us at sapp.mcgill@gmail.com.

The Slippery Slope Cabaret!

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Radical Sex Week brings to you: THE SLIPPERY SLOPE CABARET! A sexy and provocative animal-themed EXTRAVAGANZA of burlesque, drag, and sex-positive performance!

Inspired by the conservative fear that with queer rights comes a barrage of startling societal

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upheavals – “If gays can marry what’s next, people marrying goats?” and “You might identify as a woman, well I identify as a cat! How about that?”

The SLIPPERY SLOPE CABARET is excited to glide down the slope into a party of people who are redefining what it means to be human and exploring sexuality, identity, and alternative intimacies.

Join us for an evening of debauchery, fabulous (fuzzy?) outfits, and sexy performance! Costumes strongly encouraged!

Stay after the show for a hoppin’ dance party! DJ Binderfull of Woman will be playing pop and queer dance favourites.

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Sliding scale $5-10

No one turned away for lack of funds
Taking place on the 2nd floor of Café Cléopatra, the show will be at the top of two flights of stairs.

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Would you like to be part of the show? APPLY HERE!https://www.facebook.com/events/1457193281160972

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La Semaine de Sexe Radical vous présente: THE SLIPPERY SLOPE CABARET (LE CABARET DE LA PENTE GLISSANTE et SAVONNEUSE)! Bienvenue à une soirée de fantaisie d’interprétations burlesque, de drag ainsi que des qui sera sexy et provocante soulignant le thème animale et qui encouragent la pensé positive envers la sexualité.

Voici une soirée donc le thème tire l’inspiration de les peurs que l’on peut constater chez les gens plus conservateur envers les récents droits accordés à la communauté LGBTQ – “Si les gais peuvent se marrie, que sera la prochaine étape, pouvoir épouser une chèvre?” ou sinon “Tu t’identifie comme étant une femme, et ben moé je m’identifie comme un chat! Qu’en penses-tu? (miaou, frotte frotte)”

Le CABARET DE LA PENTE GLISSANTE et SAVONNEUSE à hâte de se lancer tête première dans une fête ou les gens qui redéfinissent ce que veut dire d’être humain, et qui explorent les thèmes de la sexualité, l’identité et les relations intimes alternatives. Venez nous rejoindre pour une fabuleuse soirée de débauche costumé pour encourager nos interprètes qui vont surement vous séduire avec leur talents! Nous vous encourageons très fortement de venir déguisé!

Soyez des nôtres et accompagner nous après le show pour une soirée dansante. Venez accueillir DJ Blinderfull of Woman qui jouera de la musique pop et tous nos chansons de queer dance favoris!

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Barème $5 à $10
(Personne ne sera refusé pour manque de fonds)

Le 2ieme étage de Café Cléopatra est après deux escaliers.
Nous cherchons des performeurs – https://www.facebook.com/events/1457193281160972

Self Love Cabaret: L’Amour se conjuge à la première personne

Friday, Febraury 14th at 8:00 pm
Café l’Artère

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It’s on for a 2nd year! Curated by Kama La Mackerel, with the support of the Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE) and the Québec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG-McGill), your anti-valentine artistic manifesto and performance night is happening again: “The Self-Love Cabaret: l’amour se conjugue à la première personne!”

As yet another February 14th approaches, as images of coupledom dominate our day-to-day living and our imaginary, as we rush online to try to find ourselves a new date with whom to shrug off the mid-February cold, as we get bombarded with images of couples-couples-couples and we feel the pressure for chocolates, candle-light dinners, and red-red-red roses and red-red-red wine to celebrate the Other, “The Self-Love Cabaret: l’amour se conjugue à la première personne,” is your night to celebrate yourselves with/as queer and feminist artists!

ON STAGE:
Ricky Leach
Lilz
Jacqueline Van de Geer [www.orange-eyes.weebly.com]
Mr Business Casualty [https://www.facebook.com/MrBusinessCasualty]
Galen Hartley [www.galenhartley.bandcamp.com]
Dot Dot Dot… [https://www.facebook.com/polkadotgriffith]
Lady Sin Trayda [http://ladysintrayda.wordpress.com/]
Gigi Marx [https://www.facebook.com/MissGiGiMarx]
Tranna Wintour [https://www.facebook.com/TrannaWintour]
Shaun Hunter-McLean [https://www.facebook.com/shaunhuntermcleanmusic]

Your evening will be hosted by none other than the stinking self-love fish, Kama La Mackerel [https://www.facebook.com/KamaLaMackerel]
Come around and they’ll provide you with comedy, burlesque, dance, music, theatre, narratives, poetry, and they’ll tell you about their intimate life with themselves, their self-actualizations, their coming of age and how they enjoyed dancing with themselves-elves! #smashvalentine
Café l’Artère, Coopérative de Solidarité
7000 Ave du Parc
H3N 1X1 (80 bus line/Parc Metro)

*** We regret that although the space is wheel-chair accessible, the washrooms are not because the doors are two narrow ***

C’est parti pour une deuxième année ! Sous le commissariat de Kama La Mackerel, et avec le soutien du Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE) et le Groupe de Recherche d’Intérêt Public du Québec (GRIP-McGill), votre soirée de performance et ce manifeste artistique anti St-Valentin est e retour : “The Self-Love Cabaret : l’amour se conjugue à la première personne !”

Alors qu’approche encore un autre 14 février, que les images du couple domine notre quotidien et notre imaginaire, qu’on se précipite d’aller chercher une nouvelle “date” en ligne question de nous réchauffer dans le froid de mi-février, alors qu’on est assailli par des images de couples, de couples, et de couples et qu’on ressent la pression des chocolats, des soupers à la bougie, et roses rouges-rouges-rouges et du vin rouge-rouge-rouge pour célébrer l’autre, toujours l’autre, “The Self-Love Cabaret : l’amour se conjugue à la première personne,” est la soirée Montréalaise pour se célébrer soi-même avec des artistEs queer et féministes !

SUR SCÈNE:
Ricky Leach
Lilz
Jacqueline Van de Geer [www.orange-eyes.weebly.com]
Mr Business Casualty [https://www.facebook.com/MrBusinessCasualty]
Galen Hartley [www.galenhartley.bandcamp.com]
Dot Dot Dot… [https://www.facebook.com/polkadotgriffith]
Lady Sin Trayda [http://ladysintrayda.wordpress.com/]
Gigi Marx [https://www.facebook.com/MissGiGiMarx]
Tranna Wintour [https://www.facebook.com/TrannaWintour]
Shaun Hunter-McLean [https://www.facebook.com/shaunhuntermcleanmusic]
Soirée animée par Kama La Mackerel [https://www.facebook.com/KamaLaMackerel]

Venez encourager ces artistEs qui vous couvriront de comédie, de burlesque, de danse, de musique, de théâtre, de narrations, de poésie et vous diront tout sur la masturbation, vous expliquerons comment toujours danser avec soi, leur trajet dans l’acceptation de soi-même etc. #smashvalentine

Café L’Artère, Coopérative de Solidarité
7000 Ave du Parc
H3N 1X1 (Ligne 80/Métro Parc)

*** Nous regrettons que même si l’espace est accessible aux fauteuils roulants, les toilettes ne le sont pas car les portes des toilettes sont trop étroites ***

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