We Still Grieve: Toronto’s National Day of Action
Tuesday April 16, 12:00pm-2:00pm at Queen’s Park
On April 16th, twenty-two towns and cities will take to the streets to protest the treatment of people who use drugs and people living in poverty, racist and classist drug policy, and the continued escalation of the overdose crisis which has now taken the lives of more than 10,000 people in three years. The protest will take form as a funeral procession and people are encouraged to bring flowers, signs, and photos of loved ones lost to the crisis. Find out more here!
Made in Exile Theatre Showcase
Saturday April 20, 6:30pm—Sunday April 21, 2:00pm at The Theatre Centre
Made in Exile’s third theatre showcase will be hold space for Tibetans to explore identity, personal her/histories and aspirations through storytelling which has always been a strong aspect of Tibetan culture. There will also be time for Tibetans to explore the conversations being had with oneself and in community and to work through the complexities of being the exile generation. Made in Exile is a community arts-based initiative created by and for Tibetan youth to explore the stories of living in exile and navigating through our lives in diaspora. Find out more about Made in Exile here, and all the show details here!
The 2SQTBIPOC Community Arts/Zine Fair
Saturday April 27, 1:00pm-6:00pm at Tranzac Club
This upcoming arts and zine fair features Indigenous, Black and People of Colour who are also two-spirit, queer and trans (including our past team member Kaya Joan!) The Non-Binary Colour Collective organized this event to subvert what they tend to see at local zine fair and art events, and instead build an event that centers queer people of colour and creators on the margins. They aim to both encourage and fund artists who may have never had an opportunity like this before. Find out all the details here!
Book Launch: Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
Monday May 6, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Lula Lounge
Here at The Public, we love championing joy, beauty, and intimacy in our movements, so we imagine we’ll enjoy adrienne maree brown’s latest book of collective insights on how we can make social justice “the most pleasurable human experience”. This book explores various issues through “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that draws on the Black feminist tradition, challenging us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Find out all the details of the launch here!