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Q21: A Conversation Café – Navigating Academic Spaces

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


– What is it like to be an LGBTQ+ student in the classroom?
– What happens if your values are in conflict with what’s being taught or discussed in class?
– How can students continue to perform and learn when faced with issues like gender binarism or heteronormativity in a classroom setting?

This week at Q21, we will be exploring our experiences as LGBTQ+ folks within academia. How do power relations within classrooms impact learning for LGBTQ+ students? Join us for a discussion on the intersections of queer and trans identity and academic success at U of T.

We will be joined by David Pereira, who will be facilitating this conversation. David is the Sexual & Gender Diversity Officer at the University of Toronto and instructor in the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. He completed his PhD in 2018 in Social Justice Education at OISE/UT with a focus on ethno-racial linguistic minority youth in education and has published on the topics of identity, gender, race, racialization and queerness and how these intersect with schooling and (community) well-being.


Back for its 7th year, Q21: A Conversation Café is your weekly opportunity to connect with students and guest facilitators about the topics on our minds. Q21 will take place every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Each week will have a theme and a new guest facilitator.

Be part of the discussion.
Eat the snacks.

To find out more about Q21 and our Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Q21 Program page: https://sgdo.utoronto.ca/programs/q21/

LOCATION: Room 421 (Jim Delaney Lounge), 21 Sussex Avenue

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office


21 Sussex Avenue, Room 421
21 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S1J6 Canada
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