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QuAIA at World Pride Toronto

July 5, 2014

The Disappearing Map from Albino Squirrel Channel on Vimeo.

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Come March With QuAIA

June 26, 2014

2014 World Pride Parade. Please join QuAIA as we put politics and Palestine front and centre!!! Please meet us at the Parkette at 77 Huntley (at Bloor) at 1:45pm. We will be assembling on Bloor St E. and Ted Rogers Way by 2:30pm at 19 K. Please look for our QuAIA Banners. Thanks!!!

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Apartheid Then and Now: Queer Struggles, Queer Solidarities

June 12, 2014

ApartheidThenAndNow
A panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges of queer solidarity.

Featuring:
Prabha Khosla
Sara Matthews
Ghaida Moussa
Phumi Mtetwa

Moderator: Natalie Kouri-Towe
Updates: Tim McCaskell

Date: Tuesday 24 June, 7pm
Location: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto
Accessibility: This event is held in a wheelchair accessible building and space.
ASL is available upon request by emailing quaia.toronto@gmail.com by Friday 20 June.
Please avoid using scented products and perfumes.
Free Event: No tickets needed.

Special Thanks to the Ryerson Student Union.

Speaker Bios:
Prabha Khosla is an urban planner who focuses on women’s rights. She was involved in southern Africa solidarity from 1976-1990. Solidarity work led her to South Africa, the Occupied Territories and the liberated areas of Eritrea, as well as to live and work in socialist Mozambique. She is currently writing a booklet on trade union support for LGBT rights.

Sara Matthews is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and political work is interdisciplinary and considers the dynamics of violence, war and social reparation in the global context. She was involved with QuAIA from 2011 to 2013 and her teaching at WLU draws on cultures of global activism.

Ghaida Moussa is a scholar, educator, and deejay. Completing a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought at York University, Ghaida has also co-edited Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance.

Phumi Mtetwa was a youth anti-apartheid activist in the 1980s in South Africa and has been actively involved in LGBT organising since the early 90s in both South Africa and internationally, including a collective calling for the Return of Africa: http://mayibuyepledge.org/

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QuAIA presents Ali Abunimah at the 519: How Israel uses sex and marketing to distract from apartheid

June 6, 2013

Abunimah Flyer 6-3-13

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Israel/Palestine and the Queer International: A Conversation with Sarah Schulman and Richard Fung

March 5, 2013

Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:00 until 5:00 pm

Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y1Z3

Join University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre Fellows Sarah Schulman and Richard Fung for an engaging conversation about Schulman’s latest book, Israel/Palestine and the Queer International.

Schulman’s new book is a chronicle of her political awakening and involvement in the Palestine liberation movement. In her book, Schulman introduces us to anti-occupation activists in Tel Aviv and queer Palestinian activists in the West Bank. She takes us from New York to Jerusalem, Ramallah, Madrid, Berlin, and Toronto as she explores the developing movement for international LGBTQ support for Palestinians.

Sarah Schulman is the author of 16 books as well as plays and films. She holds a Fulbright in Judaic Studies and is the director of the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference at the City University of NY where she is a Distinguished Professor. She is a Fellow at The Mark S. Bonham Center of the University of Toronto.

Richard Fung is an award winning video artist and writer, and associate professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. He is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.

This event is sponsored by Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.