SHINE ON – Black Queer Love: A Conversation About Art, Activism and Relationships
March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
“At the root of Black resistance—the collective struggle through which we might imagine and build a world more just, more free, more equitable, more magical—is love. Nothing but an unwavering love for Black people can catalyze and sustain the protracted struggle for Black liberation and its various iterations across time, like the contemporary movement for Black lives.”
– Darnell L. Moore, “Black Radical Love: A Practice”
Black LGBTQ2S+ students, staff, faculty and librarians at the University of Toronto are invited to join a facilitated discussion circle in which attendees will explore the intersections of blackness and queerness. Political mobilization, community resiliency and building the future together. We will also be joined by two artists who will briefly share the ways that their art explores some of these themes.
Discussion Facilitator: Niki Browne (SGDO work study student)
Featured Artist: Michèle Pearson Clarke (Writer, Educator, Photograher, Filmographer)
The SHINE ON series is taking place March 8-22, 2021. Featuring artists working with different mediums, this series explores the connections between art, identity, and community building. SHINE ON is presented by the Unversity of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office in partnership with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, working closely with Michèle Pearson Clarke, the inaugural Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies Artist-in-Residence.