Hey Montreal folks, check this one out! Happening Friday and Saturday, January 20-21.
Beyond Visibility: Femme Day of Action in Montreal will be a series of events for queer folks on a self-identified femme/inine spectrum to come together in conversation, coalition, and celebration of *all* the parts of ourselves and our many communities. We aim to illuminate the cultural, political and artistic work of all participating individuals and groups; to create and hold space to ally with and learn from each other; and discuss ways to align organizing to ensure that femme communities grow as generative, intersectional sites of gender justice. We are organizing in solidarity with the events that are happening as part of the Femme Week of Action (January 15-21).
FRIDAY, January 20: FEMME DAY OF ACTION KICK-OFF PARTY // FEMMEDJS/BURLESQUE/DRAG AT THE ROYAL PHOENIX! (5788 St-Laurent, coin Bernard)
See the event page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/327430900610921/
Suggested donation: 3-5$ at the door, pay-what-you-can, no one turned away. Donations will help support this years’ Femme Day of Action!
SHOW STARTS AT 11:00PM
EARLY DRAG & BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE FEATURING KITTY VON DYKE & LADY JOSEPHINE // LATE DANCE PARTY FEATURING FIVE HOTT FEMME DJS!
DJ Gussy Feels // homobody feelings on the dance-floor
DJ Cuir Theory
DJ Deyonce // bootyshakinasslickin’dirtygrindin’ beats.
DJ Priscilla Pleasant // all girls&queers hip hop hour
DJ Itgetsbetter // pussy-centric low bounce hard grind
SATURDAY, January 21: FEMME DAY OF ACTION at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy *This space is ACCESSIBLE* (1500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 404, Guy-Concordia Metro)
12-2: BRUNCH – Femmes and friends, meet and mingle over fabulous vegetarian food! (In the 2110 Centre Lounge)
2-4: SKILLSHARE/WORKSHOPS –
– DANCE/BURLESQUE/BODY POSITIVE WORKSHOP (Time TBA/In the 2110 Centre Lounge)
– MENTAL HEALTH (Time TBA, in the 2110 Centre Board Room)
– NAIL ART (Location/Time TBA)
– YOGA (2:00-3:30 in the QPIRG lounge, 2 floors down in the same building, Suite 204)
– WRITING WORKSHOP ON FEMME IDENTITY (Time TBA/In the 2110 Centre Board Room. This workshop is for femme/inine-identified people of any gender and will also have an ongoing component throughout the day.
(Workshop/Skillshare descriptions coming soon!)
4-6: GROUP DISCUSSION FOR SELF-IDENTIFIED FEMMES AND FEMININE QUEER PEOPLE OF ANY GENDER – Come and talk about your experiences of femme in/visibility, femmephobia, femme-positive body image, getting dressed, coming out, having sex, being loud, proud, and fabulous! The discussion will be held in the 2110 Centre Lounge.
8-11: PERFORMANCE/OPEN MIC NIGHT (in the 2110 lounge) – FEMMES RANT, RAVE, DANCE, BURLESQUE, EMOTE! POETRY, PROSE, PERFORMANCE ART, ETC! Femmes of any gender & any genre graciously invited to perform!
**CALLOUT FOR FEMME/ININE-IDENTIFIED PERFORMERS FOR THE FEMME DAY OF ACTION!**
We are seeking femme/inine-identified performers of any gender and any genre for a performance night on Saturday, January 21!
The purpose of this callout & of this performance night is to invite self-defined queer folks on femme/inine spectrums to get together to share your art & expression [femme-related and otherwise]; to spark conversations, build alliances, celebrate queer femme/ininity and each other, and have fun!
**CALLOUT FOR SKILLSHARE*
We are also seeking femme/inine-identified people to lead skillshares and/or workshops and /or discussions in the afternoon on Saturday January 21!
*ZINE-MAKING*DIY SEX TOYS*HOW TO CHANGE A BIKE-TIRE*SHARE YOUR SKILLS!!!*
*We encourage people of colour, trans people, people with disabilities, and people from other marginalized communities to participate!*
****If you’d like to get involved send a message to one of our hosts! Please include your email address, what skills/talents you’d like to share/perform, and any accommodations for equipment or access-needs you may require.****