OCAD U Zine Library Celebrates Pride 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am

The OCAD U Zine Library celebrates Pride Month 2019 with a display of new and popular favourites curated by LGBTQ+ and supporting Learning Zone staff members. Each week we will feature a review relating to why a title was selected from the Pride zine display.

Come to the zine library's #DisplayYourPride button making party; Thursday June 13th at the Learning Zone from noon until 4 pm.. Make a button to wear or to share with your friends, 2 for $1.00. All welcome!

The OCAD U Zine Library is open to the public, Monday to Fridays, 10 am - 5:45 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
hevelyn@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of Pride Month zine display and text

Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

Participants list:

Casey Helm

Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez

Rachel Finlay

J. Lee Bertram-French

Heidi Ku

Vincy Lim

Rachel McCormick

Emily Saunders

Teddy Schaub

Matt Xie

On until June 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
Proud At OCAD U Art Show poster

Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:00pm

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

List of participants:

Casey Helm
Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez
Rachel Finlay
J. Lee Bertram-French
Heidi Ku
Abigail LaChapelle
Vincy Lim
Rachel McCormick
Emily Saunders
Teddy Schaub

On until April 23

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
Email: 
Proud at OCAD U@proud.ocadu
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of poster for the Proud At OCAD U Art Show exhibition.

OCAD U Chancellor co-hosts #LOVEWINS

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Chancellor Salah Bachir, in partnership with Kate Alexander Daniels, is hosting a public event at Toronto City Hall in support of the city's LGBTQ community, its allies and the family and friends of the victims of the LGBTQ killings in this city. Part vigil, part celebration, the event is a way for everyone to come together and offer support to the community that has been left vulnerable and uncertain. 

The #LOVE WINS event features performance by:

  • John Alcorn
  • Jim Creegan, Kevin Hearn & Tyler Steward of the Barenaked Ladies with Carole Pope
  • Kayla Diamond
  • Forte Toronto Gay Men's Chorus
  • Elijah Woods, Jamie Fine & Poesy from CTV's The Launch
  • Thelma Houston
  • Molly Johnson
  • Billy Newton-Davis
  • Jackie Richardson
  • Theo Tams
  • Toronto All-Star Big Band 
  • and more...
Poster: 
Graphic features the same text as in the body of this story, lists performers

Call for Submissions: Conquering Me

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:45pm to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:45pm

Students from all undergraduate programs are invited to submit works for an upcoming exhibition, entitled Conquering Me.

Conquering Me focuses on the themes of “Anxiety & Depression”. Its aim to uplift voices that have faced these challenges in an effort to combat stigma and raise awareness about mental health. We encourage interpretations of Conquering Me in any medium, including writing and interactive works.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Interactive work encouraged
  • BIPOC, LGBT, and disability friendly. We strongly encourage marginalized persons to apply.
  • Please let us know if your work has been exhibited elsewhere.
  • We will not accept work more than five years old.

Email: conqueringmeartshow@gmail.com and include "Submission" in the subject line.
Inside the email:

  • Title
  • Medium
  • Year of your work
  • Your full name
  • student number
  • Program and year of study

Please write something to let us know how your work fits in with the theme.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 23, 2018

EXHIBITION LOCATION to be confirmed.

Venue & Address: 
OCADSU, Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/505697279912594/
Email: 
conqueringmeartshow@gmail.com
Conquering Me poster

PROUD Community Zine Applications are OPEN! 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:45am to Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:45pm

A PAID collaborative project for OCAD U's LGTBQ+ community to create art/write pieces surrounding the theme of  "community". 

For more information, check out the EVENT PAGE: www.facebook.com/events/143762819670491/

APPLY HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/DmVixWT1BJ5cBUH23

ABOUT PROUD AT OCAD U:
PROUD at OCAD U is an LGBTQ+ student organization dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and positive community at OCAD University. We are committed to an intersectional, diverse approach and strive to provide LGBTQ+ students on campus with support and resources, ways to create art and design, and celebrate our identities through meetings, events, and other initiatives. In addition, PROUD at OCAD U is a resource for students, staff and faculty who are not part of the LGBTQ+ community to learn how to better support and accommodate their students and colleagues; however, emphasis will always be placed on the LGBTQ+ student population.

Find out more about this OCAD University student group or others: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/143762819670491/
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
PROUD at OCAD U graphic

RE:ORIENTATIONS

Richard Fung’s RE:ORIENTATIONS  brings together a filmmaker, historian, and sociologist to produce a groundbreaking longitudinal documentary film on LGBTQ Asian Canadians covering a 30-year period. It fosters collaborations between community groups and academic institutions and brings critical conversations around sexuality, race, and nation to wider audiences.

RE:ORIENTATIONS (2016) revisits the interview subjects of Richard Fung’s 1985 film Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians, which was the first documentary on diasporic queer Asians in North America. RE:ORIENTATIONS presents seven surviving subjects of the original documentary with raw interview footage from the 1980s, putting them in dialogue with their younger selves. Their reflections on identity, sexuality, racism, activism, and cultural expression are contextualized through conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars, and artists. The project examines continuities and transformations in identities, political discourses, social processes, and legal frameworks as they relate to the intersecting and continually shifting categories of ‘LGBTQ’ and ‘Asian Canadian’.

RE:ORIENTATIONS had its world premiere at Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival on Saturday May 28, 2016.The film was presented in international LGBT film festivals as well as Asian and Asian diaspora festivals. It has been acquired by university libraries and screened at universities and academic forums. In addition, RE:ORIENTATIONS opened the inaugural Shanghai Queer Film Festival and was the focus of a residency and roundtable at Simon Fraser University, to be published in a peer review journal.

Re:Orientations has produced enriched discourse among, and advocacy on behalf of, LGBTQ and Asian/Asian diaspora/Asian Canadian communities. and provided a pedagogical tool for academic institutions and a resource for research.

 

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

SSHRC Logo

Creator: 
Still from Re:Orientations - Interview subject on a Toronto street, standing before a wall covered in LGBTQ-postive statements
Photograph of a dancer performing. He is lying on the ground, wearing a mask.
Film still: a photograph of a man playing the piano while an elderly man listens in the background.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:15am
Lab Member: 
Richard Fung

Virtual Talk Thursday Night by South African Artist Zanele Muholi

OCAD U and Artscape Gibraltar Point has partnered for this special guest artist talk.

PROUD Movie Night: Carol

Carol graphic
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Let's watch some queer movies together! FREE to attend!! Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided. This is the first of hopefully many PROUD movie nights!!

Carol (2015) - "An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York." - IMDB

Rated R (for a scene of sexuality/nudity and language)

Watch the trailer here --> https://youtu.be/EH3zcuRQXNo

Venue & Address: 
Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
https://www.facebook.com/events/171375103440290/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

DIY LOVE: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever

We're a Gay & Happy Family
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Participants will have the opportunity to make posters and use original posters made for this installation to create a wheat pasted wall that celebrates queer knowledge and history, which will be on display at multiple sites across Toronto after the Pride festival. Come talk and create with us!

The project is supported by OCAD University, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Toronto's larger LGBTQ2S+ community.

    • Artists: Kaythi, Seiji, Will Carpenter, John Wigle, Maya Wilson-Sanchez, Natalie Mark, and Lex B.
    • Location: Pride Street Fair
    • Dates: June 23 (7 to 9 p.m.), June 24 & 25, 2017 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Full description of the collective’s project is located here, as well as its original posters that will be available for download in the future: diylove2017.tumblr.com
    Venue & Address: 
    Pride Street Fair
    Website: 
    https://diylove2017.tumblr.com/
    Cost: 
    Free

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