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What is Qu(e)erying Religion?
September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Qu(e)erying Religion (QR) program is a campus initiative that fosters open spaces for U of T students who are interested in exploring the rich, sometimes troubling, and often sacred intersections of gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, religion, spiritual practice, race, and culture. Founded by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T in 2005, QR has offered at least 10 events a year and has impacted hundreds of students, often in a life-shaping way.
To find out more about the unique programming that QR offers, join us for an intimate panel discussion with current and past QR leaders and participants.
Ralph Carl Wushke, QR Founder
Marilyn Elphick, QR Co-Collaborator
Sun Rey, QR Core Member
This event also features a preview of QR’s “anti-Archive” — a digital space that aims to preserve QR’s history through memory. Over the course of 3 years, QR Student Intern, Alisha Stranges, interviewed 20 QR participants about their experiences attending QR events. Over this past summer, she has transformed these interviews into short audio-visual narratives, brought to life with whiteboard animation.
We hope that in staging the effort to remember what is always already lost, the experience of being immersed in QR’s common and uncommon conversations will momentarily reappear, preserving QR’s history, testifying to QR’s life-changing impact on students’ lives, and promoting QR for the next generation of LGBTQ students of faith.
Come have a look see!
All are welcome.
A selection of light refreshments will be served, with vegan and gluten-free options available.