Queer Print Club: Drop-in Studio

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 9th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 1st: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 18th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, February 8th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, April 4th: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drop-In Studio Times are open to registered #OCADU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. No printmaking experience necessary.

For more information, email nshick@ocadu.ca if you need to know what to bring and / or how to prepare your artwork for printmaking processes.

ABOUT QUEER PRINT CLUB:
Queer Print Club is where print culture meets queer culture. The group is open to OCAD U students, faculty and staff. No printmaking experience is necessary. Members will have access to technical instruction, studio support and equipment in the printmaking studios during monthly drop-in studio times and build networks through community events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Printmaking, Level 3, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/Queer-Print-Club-at-OCADU-192675551686615/
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm
Email: 
qweerprintclub@gmail.com

Research Wednesdays: The Queer Publishing Project

Research Wednesdays, 1 to 2 pm in the Learning Zone. October 31: The Queer Publishing Project
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Shamina Chherawala and members of the Queer Publishing Project to learn about their process of creating Handbook: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art & Design Education, the first student-authored resource book of its kind. The guide draws from anti-oppressive education models to enable faculty to unlearn and critically address oppression on the basis of race, gender, and sexuality, and transform their understanding of how to support queer and transgender students in the studio, classroom, and beyond.

Handbook is a creation of the Queer Publishing Project, a research group of over 100 students, alumni, staff and faculty at OCAD University.

Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our 2019 winter schedule (January to April). Send an email to Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca) and include:

  • brief 250 word description of your talk
  • indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you
  • list of technological needs
  • ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement
  • description of any participatory activities that may be used (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal)
Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free

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
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PROUD at OCAD U Café

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join PROUD at OCAD U for a café-themed event with free tarot card readings.
Beverages and cafe snacks provided!

EVENT LINK:
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/

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.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street (or alternatively, access via 113 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
www.facebook.com/events/139869036669576/
Email: 
proud.ocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
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PROUD Movie Night: Carol

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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

Decamp: A Toronto Public Feelings Project!

Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Decamp is a group of scholars, artists and activists in the Toronto
area working on questions of public feelings, affects, and senses as
these bear upon social-political issues and events. Modeled after
"Feel Tanks" in N.Y., Chicago, and Austin, we invite all interested to
join us in an affective day of interactive performance, screenings,
and audience discussion to inaugurate Feel Tank Toronto, with a Queer
counterpublic twist. Decampers include Megan Boler, Elspeth Brown,
Michael Cobb, Ann Cvetkovitch, John Greyson, OCAD Professor Johanna Householder, Holly Karibo, Allyson Mitchell, Will Munro, John Ricco, Dana
Seitler, and anyone else who joins us on Saturday, March 15th.

Decamp: A Public Feelings Toronto Project Morning Session---Tears:
Saturday March 15, 10-12:30 pm
Theory-oke with Johanna Householder/Ann Coulter. Ann Coulter's
provocative speech will be followed by interventions and interactive
discussion with audience about affect in the political and public
sphere on topics from Hillary's Tears to The Daily Show. Location:
Munk Centre, 108N. University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
Lunch provided, 12:30-2 pm.

Decamp Public Feelings Toronto Project Afternoon Session---Laughter:
Saturday March 15, 2-4 pm
Interactive Show and Tell: Queer Counterpublics in the GTA.
Featuring affective screenings, testimonies, interventions from
Decampers and attendees. Facilitated by Allyson Mitchell and John
Greyson. Location: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue,
Toronto. This event in programmed in conjunction with the related
installation (on view at the Textile Museum) by artist Allyson
Mitchell, "Hungry Purse: the vagina dentata in late capitalism "
(2006-07). Transportation provided.

4-5 pm: Closing Wine and Cheese Reception, mezzanine of the Textile Museum.

Decamp: A Toronto Public Feelings Project has been supported by funds
from the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto with
institutional support from the Centre for the Study of the United
States, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.
Prof. Ann Cvetkovich is the Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies for 2007-08 and Professor of English and Women's and
Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of
Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism
(1992) and An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian
Public Cultures (2003).

Related Programming:
Wednesday, March 12, 9 pm
Pre-Humptive Behaviour. Featuring The Gretchen Phillips experience,
and other guest performers. Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen
Street West, Toronto. No cover charge.

Friday, March 14, 2-4 pm
Ann Cvetkovich: Depression: A Public Feelings Project.
Location: Munk Centre room 208, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire
Place, Toronto.

Ann Cvetkovich is the Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies at the Centre for the Study of the United States for
2007-08 and Professor of English and Women?s and Gender Studies,
University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings:
Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (1992) and An
Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures
(2003).

Friday, March 14, 6-8 pm
Sex is so Abstract (14 March-4 April)
Opening Night Screening and Reception: 6-8
Public Conversation with artists and curator John Ricco: 7:00pm

Part Two of Queer Here, Queer Now: an exhibition of international
contemporary queer video, curated by John Paul Ricco. Featuring works
by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Emelie Chhangur, and Jean-Gabriel Periot,
and the Canadian premiere of works by Fernando Arias, and SUPERM
(Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny). Location: V-Tape, Suite 452, 401
Richmond Street (at Spadina), Toronto, ON

Venue & Address: 
Munk Centre, 108N, University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U Queer Publishing Project - Dream Chat #1

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Dream Chats is a series of student-led discussions to create content for a handbook for faculty on Supporting Queer and Transgender Students.

These discussions are open to all students, former students, alumni, staff and faculty from all OCAD U departments and disciplines. Share your experiences at OCAD U in a safe and productive chat space that will centre the voices of LBTQQI2SAA* students.

Conversations particularly welcome input from students who identify as transgender, gender-queer, Indigenous, and racialized, students who attended OCAD U but experienced barriers to graduating, and alumni.

Funded by the OCAD U Big Ideas Fund and the OCAD Student Union
This is an initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives. Workshops will be facilitated by students organizing the Queer Publishing Project and Faculty member Anthea Black.

Upcoming Dates:
November 5th 4-6pm
Room 187, 100 McCaul

November 11th 3-5pm
Room 525, 113 McCul (the annex)

November 18th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCaul

November 25th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCau

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Email: 
schherawala@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.3840
Cost: 
free!
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The Queer Publishing Project: Consultation Sessions

hand holding bright publication covers
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

A student-led project, with support from academic staff, faculty and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives

Envisioned by OCAD U Student Vicky Avramopoulos, Vicky is bringing together people from across campus alongside some of OCAD U’s most talented print-making students and alumni, including Eli Howey (2015 printmaking medal winner) and Taikun Kambashi (Printmaking, 2014), to help create a handbook on how faculty and peers can best support LGBTQQI2S students in classrooms and beyond. 

The handbook is being created based on 4 to 6 open consultation sessions that will be held inviting students and alumni to share their experiences, recommendations and best practices. The guide will break down basic vocabulary and concepts, along with vignettes of student experience and tips and strategies for inclusive and critical pedagogy in and beyond the classroom, as well as resources.

Most importantly, this project is imagined and led by students, and will feature content centring the voices of students.

Consultation sessions open to OCAD U students and alumni:

May 27, 3 to 5 p.m.
June 2, 1 to 3 p.m.
June 10, 3 to 5 p.m.
June 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This project was made possible by the OCAD U $1,500 Big Ideas Fund. Special shout outs to Anthea Black (Instructor, Faculty of Art), Nick Shick (Technician, Print-Making) & Mary Tremonte (Class Assistant, Print-Making) for on-going guidance and collaboration. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Room 187
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/groups/324015924435696   

Diasporic Intimacies event is first of its kind

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 5:00am

Diasporic Intimacies is the first explicitly queer Filipino/a event in North America. Co-organized by OCAD University’s Robert Diaz, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the event brought together artists, scholars and community workers to discuss the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society.

From the well-attended reception at OCAD U’s Open Gallery, to the day-long OCAD U conference panels that extended into the evening to accommodate all the speakers, Diaz and co-organizers, artist Marissa Largo and students Karlo Azores and Fritz Pino, were encouraged by the enthusiasm of the 250 participants..

Says Diaz, “The most innovative leaders in settlement work, academia, and the art scene are often Filipino/a and LGBTQ identified. We wanted to create a space for these individuals to share their creativity and to celebrate their work with the general public.”

Diasporic Intimacies is based on Diaz’s research at OCAD U. His interviews with LGBTQ Filipinos/as in Toronto (focussed on their everyday struggles and strategies for empowerment) inspired him to create a forum to encourage LGBTQ Filipinos/as to share their experiences, insights and art, as well as build networks between mainstream and Filipino/a  LGBTQ Communities in Canada.

During the conference, panelists and participants addressed such question as:

  • How might queer Filipinos/as in Canada contribute to our understanding of indigeneity and collectivity?
  • How do regional policies on labour, migration and multiculturalism influence queer Filipino/a Canadian lives?
  • How might Filipino/a lesbian and transgender communities reimagine social formations that have come to be attributed to Canadian queer oral histories?
  • What forms of resistance and resilience do queer Filipinos/as practice as they inhabit multiple spaces within Canada?

As well as the conference, a three-week long exhibit, Visualizing the Intimate in Filipino/a Lives, co-curated by the organizers, highlights the work of community-based artists and OCAD U alumni. Examples of visual culture, new media, community-based and critical work by Filipino/a artists are on display at Open Gallery from January 23 to February 15. Installations explore what is sometimes called the third space — where issues of identity and community are not considered fixed, but fluid and hybrid. In the case of Visualizing the Intimate, representations of immigration, gender and colonialism suggest how queer identity is neither universally understood nor expressed.

According to Diaz, “The issues, concerns, and contributions that LGBTQ Filipinos/as have made enrich how we see ourselves as Canadians. These events allow us to recognize the hard work of those who strive to make Canada a better and more equitable society, while also highlighting the areas we can still improve upon.”

Visualizing the Intimate in Filipino/a Lives art exhibition runs until February 15, 2015, at OCAD U’s Open Gallery, 49 McCaul Street. 

Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:00pm

Art Exhibit: Visualizing the Intimate

This groundbreaking series of events brings together academics, artists, activists, and community members as they discuss the contributions of queer Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society.

EVENTS CONFERENCE & RECEPTION
January 23, 2015. 9 am – 7 pm
100 McCaul Street, Room 190

FILM SCREENING
January 24, 2015. 6 pm to 9 pm
The 519 Church St Community Ctr.

ART EXHIBIT:
VISUALIZING THE INTIMATE
January 23 – February 15, 2015.
Hours, 9am - 5pm
Open Gallery, 49 McCaul St.

Venue & Address: 
Open Gallery, 49 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.queerfilipinosincanada.ca/

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