From the press release:
Our Dance of Revolution Film Screening and Panel – The Untold Story of how Black Queer Folks in Toronto Faced Adversity.
“No the Revolution wasn’t televised, it was hugged, chanted, marched and danced into existence. These powerfully, captivating beautifully told stories of the Black Queer Community span four decades of resistance.
Come honour this hidden chapter of Toronto’s history and witness the courage it took to dance in the street for the struggle for equality. Refusing to be silenced and raging with love, the featured trailblazers demanded a city where they could all live their truths free from the threat of violence.
Directly following the film there will be a dialogue with the filmmaker, Phillip Pike and a sit-down exchange with the guest panel, of Chris Cochrane, Kate MacDonald and Robert S. Wright.
This event is free and everyone is welcomed.
“Black LGBTQ people in Canada fight anti-black racism in LGBTQ communities and homophobia in Black communities. Yet Black LGBTQ people have been involved in Black and gay activism in Canada for decades. This film shows us how this was done. I am looking forward to this event, especially the panel discussion to learn more about the activism of African Nova Scotia LGBTQ people.” Says Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine.
It all happens, Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the Halifax North Branch Library,
2285 Gottingen Street.
Light refreshments will be served.
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