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Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) Presents: an evening of political dialogue, performance and dancing

June 15, 2011

Wed June 22 Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St W

Legendary dyke activist Sarah Schulman will give a public talk followed by conversation with Trish Salah, spoken word performance by Areen, and a preview of Mike Hoolboom‘s film-in-progress, Lacan Palestine

8-10pm (pwyc)

live performances by SoliRose, Wolf J, Light Fires, and Lady Gefilte & Miss Fluffy Souffle, followed by a night of dancing to the sounds of Casey Mecija (DJ Masarap/ of Ohbijou) and Anni Spadafora (DJ Mama Knows/of GET IT| GOT IT | GOOD) and an interactive projection installation from mixMotion.com

10-2am ($10 suggested)

ASL Interpretation available upon request. Please contact quaia.toronto@gmail.com by Thursday June 16.

This Event is Wheelchair Accessible

Bios:

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, journalist and activist. A co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, which organized the first Dyke March, and of MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, she was a member of ACT UP and a principal historian of the AIDS movement. In 2010, at the request of Palestinian and Israeli academics, Sarah joined the “Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions” campaign and declined an invitation by Tel Aviv University. Instead, she went on a solidarity visit to Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Haifa, and later arranged a US tour for Palestinian queer activists. Sarah is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Trish Salah is a Toronto-based writer and activist, and a research fellow at Concordia University’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute. She has been active in organizing around a range of issues, including Palestinian solidarity, sex workers’ rights, anti-racism and anti-capitalism, employment security and healthcare for transsexual and transgender people. Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, was published by TSAR Books in 2002. Her new manuscript, “Lyric Sexology,” is near completion.

Mike Hoolboom’s experimental films and videos have appeared in over 400 international festivals and have garnered 30 awards. His films Frank’s Cock and Letters from Home, based on Vito Russo’s AIDS manifesto, both won best short film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He is the author of The Plague Years and The Steve Machine, and has edited several books on Canadian media art.

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