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Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussion: Re-envisioning Power
April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
• If you could determine the characteristics of our media, government, academic institutions, etc., what would these institutions look like?
• Why and when are representation important?
• What kinds of spaces, experiences, or opportunities would you like to see on/off campus that could help you navigate your identity, find community, and feel empowered as a QTPOC?
This term’s series of QTSOC discussions is coming to a close, giving us an opportunity to consider the future – in the ways that we would like to see it. On Friday April 7, join us as we re-imagine power, media, academics, and various other spaces. We will discuss how inaccurate representation in power positions affects marginalized communities, and define for ourselves some of what true representation can look like. We will also consider the changes that can be made on campus to connect and empower QTSOC.
QTSOC (Queer & Trans Students of Colour) is a monthly discussion group for Black, Indigenous and other racialized UofT community members who identify as LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, third gender and intersex. As a group, we will talk about how the intersections of race, sexuality and gender affect our personal experiences and communities.
New and returning students across all three campuses are invited to meet other people and join in discussions that challenge racism, homophobia and transphobia.
This discussion is organized as part of an ongoing series to invite LGBTQ+ students of colour and students questioning their gender and sexual orientation together to build community and to share stories and new ideas. Come and tell us what you think would help to create more positive spaces and more inclusive conversations!
Snacks will be provided.