Queer and Faithful is a two day event featuring 2SLGBTQ+ speakers from diverse religious/spiritual and cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Come share, discuss, and learn about the intersections of Faith, Race, and Queerness.
DATES / TIME:
May 25th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 26th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robert A. Steen Community Centre (980 Palmerston Ave)
Vegetarian food will be served.
Please register in advance via EventBrite: bit.ly/QueerAndFaithful
If the $10 registration fee is a barrier for you, or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
CENTRING 2SLGBTQ+ people of colour:
Through the conference, we will highlight the voices of 2SLGBTQ+ people of colour and newcomers as organizers, speakers, and participants. All allies are welcome to participate in a way that honours the centring of 2S/QTPOC voices from beginning to end.
PANELS / ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS:
There will be two panel sessions with opportunities for roundtable discussions, centring on our personal experiences. We hope to explore themes of trauma, family, resilience, hope, hiding, privilege, Islamophobia, intersectionality, and more.
** Panelist/Speaker Bios coming soon on our Facebook event! **
- - SATURDAY - -
Mod: Mary Basta/Jennifer Stadtmiller
- - SUNDAY - -
Mod: Shayna Plaut/Bradley West
KEYNOTE SPEECH/WORKSHOP PRESENTER:
Jenna Tenn Yuk
- Exploring identity and the intersections of race, queerness and faith through personal storytelling, spoken word poetry and facilitation
- Creating spaces for inter-faith conversations around intersectionality, privilege, social location, etc
- Learning how to create safer spaces for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ people of colour in faith-based environments.
- Safe space to ask questions and explore the issues as a community
ACCESSIBILITY: This venue has designated wheelchair parking, an accessible entrance, and a stairlift for access to other floors. Please contact us at [email protected] for any additional accessibility requests or inquires.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
To purchase a ticket, please follow the link. Schedule changes should be specified.