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Severely Queer presents Kenyon Farrow

Kenyon Farrow is coming to Edmonton!

How is growth and progress changing the face of Edmonton? How can you help ensure that we are ethically progressing?

In his talk Kenyon will explore how cities and areas get to be the way they are and how place and history affect people in their everyday lives. Looking at race, sex & the politics of gentrification in progressive and radical organizing, Kenyon will share his experience while looking at the politics of everyday life.

On May 14, from 7-9pm at the Jubilee Auditorium, Farrow will speak on WHOSE STREETS? Exploring Race, Sex & The Politics of Gentrification in Progressive and Radical Organizing.

Be there:
7pm-9pm, Friday May 14 2010
Jubilee Auditorium, Rehearsal Hall
(Enter Stage Door, South Entrance)
11455 87 Avenue
LRT stop: Jubilee/Health Sciences

By Donation

Onsite Child Care Available
Wheelchair / Some Reduced-Mobility Accessible
For accessibility questions email severelyqueer@gmail.com

On May 15 from 12-4pm he will facilitate a workshop called MAKING MOVEMENT: Organizing Strategies for Racial, Gender & Economic Justice.

Be there:
Noon- 4pm, Saturday May 15 2010
Transalta Arts Barns,10330 84 Ave

Pancake Brunch
Offsite Childcare Available
Wheelchair / Some Reduced-Mobility Accessible

To register for the workshop and for information about accessibility, email tkerr10@hotmail.com.

This event is sponsored by:
– Public Service Alliance of Canada
– Alberta Public Interest Research Group
– Alberta Federation of Labour
– Alberta Union of Public Employees
– HIV Edmonton

Heterophobia – One night only!

You are invited to…

A staged reading of  “Heterophobia” – one-night-only – April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Mill Woods United Church, 15 Grand Meadow Crescent.

A touching, humorous and provocative look at a world where same-gender couples are the norm and heterosexuality is feared and hidden.  Question and answer session after the play with cast and playwright Pam Rocker.

Tickets:  $5 for youth/students/seniors; $10 for adults; $25 for family

Available at the door or call Mill Woods United Church at 780-463-2202.

*Profits from this one-night-only event will be donated to Camp fYrefly*

Happy April. Here are your events!

You have two more nights to catch U of A Studio’s presentation of Annie Mae’s Movement.

This play explores the late 1970s murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash; a female activist in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America, and an Aboriginal in a white world.

This courageous political play tells an important yet rarely told story from our country’s history as seen through the passionate eyes of Aboriginal writer Yvette Nolan, current artistic director of Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts.

The play runs to April 3. Tickets are $5 – $20 and are available at the Timms box office one hour before each performance.


Shadow Theatre presents The Science of Disconnection

You can catch the last performances on April 2, 3 and 4.

When Lise Meitner shyly arrived in Berlin in 1907, no one thought that this unassuming woman with a genius for mathematics would amount to much. But in a life filled with discovery, disappointment, betrayal — and ultimately triumph, Lise Meitner would change the entire world. A new play with music by David Belke, based on one woman’s astonishing and often overlooked life.


The Golden Key International Honour Society, in collaboration with V-Day, is presenting The Vagina Monologues.

April 3rd at 7pm at the Stanley Milner Library Theatre (downtown just south of Churchill Square).

Proceeds from this event are contributed to WIN House, a local charity that exists to further non-violent relationships and environments for women with or without children.

Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 in advance (contact oscott@ualberta.ca)


APIRG’s Alt Sex Ed series continues! Coming up next is 101 Ways to Do It

Ever wondered exactly how lesbians have sex or what ‘BDSM’ stand for? Join us on Thursday night for a stimulating discussion about the many many different ways to have sex. Your discussion hosts will tell stories and share facts about some exciting ways of doing it. Host are involved in different sexual communities including straight, gay, lesbian, and BDSM, and all are sex positive. So, please bring your questions, comments, concerns and an open mind to the table on April 8. Opportunities for anonymous questions will be provided.

This workshop is on Thursday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30 in Humanities Centre 2-42 on UofA campus.


Public Interest Alberta‘s 4th Annual Advocacy Conference is coming up and this year’s theme is Worth Fighting For: Public Solutions and Our Common Future

This conference is an essential opportunity to work with other individuals and organizations in developing positive solutions and strengthening our commitment to effective advocacy in the public interest.

This is an important issue in Alberta as we have seen huge cuts to funding for services.

David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for a New Economy, will be delivering the keynote address on Thursday, April 8th and you can buy separate tickets for this event.

The conference will also feature Robert Chernomas, a well-published Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba, Alex Molnar, an expert on the commercialization of public education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition, Ricardo Acuña, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute in Edmonton, and Meera Karunananthan, National Water campaigner for the Council of Canadians.

For more information and registration, check out pialberta.org


April 12 to 16 is Sexual Assault Awareness Week and the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton has some cool events going on to support survivors and raise awareness.

Monday, April 12th: Opening Reception with Silent Auction at City Hall.

Tuesday, April 13th: Film Screening of NO! The Rape Documentary
Stanley A. Milner Library. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14th, SACE will be hosting an Open House.

Thursday, April 15th: Art Show (Sale) & Open Mic
The ARTery. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 16th: Let’s Talk About Consent, Baby! Retro Dance Party
Dance and party to your favourite tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s! Tickets available from March 18th, 2010. Tickets $15 in advance through SACE or Blackbyrd Myoozik. $20 at the door.

Check out  SACE Talks for more information!

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton has a ton of great events going on from April 12-16 to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Here’s the info so you can plan ahead and take part.

Monday, April 12th: Opening Reception with Silent Auction.
City Hall. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Scheduled to speak: Mayor Stephen Mandel; Dr. Lise Gotell (U of A); Staff Sergeant Deb Jolly & Superintendent Danielle Campbell (EPS); Ted Kerr (writer, artist, actionist). MC’d by journalist Michelle Boden. Appetizers provided by Guru Restaurant & Bar.

Tuesday, April 13th: Film Screening of NO! The Rape Documentary
Stanley A. Milner Library. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Produced and directed by Aishah Shahdiah Simmons, an incest and rape survivor, this groundbreaking feature length documentary offers
riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivors who defy victimization. Violence prevention advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and other leading scholars and human rights activists provide an interdisciplinary context with which to examine sexual violence in African-American communities. They also explore how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia.
Visit http://notherapedocumentary.org for more information.

Wednesday, April 14th: Open House.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (#205, 14964-121A Ave). 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come visit SACE, see what we do, visit our counselling rooms and meet the staff. Presentation on SACE services and philosophy at
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 15th: Art Show (Sale) & Open Mic
The ARTery. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Art pieces, many for auction, exploring sexual violence and its impact, including hope and healing. Open mic will feature music and poetry performed by local artists. Sign up for the open mic in advance by emailing pragyas@sace.ab.ca Or, sign up at the event at 7:15.

Friday, April 16th: Let’s Talk About Consent, Baby! Retro Dance Party
Dance and party to your favourite tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s! Tickets available from March 18th, 2010. Tickets $15 in advance through SACE or Blackbyrd Myoozik. $20 at the door.

Check out SACE Talks for more information.

Janet Hardy in Edmonton

HIV Edmonton and the Alberta Public Interest Research Group are hosting the following workshops in March as part of the spring event series, “Alt Sex Ed: Things You Wanted to Learn in Sex Ed But Never Did.”

Alt Sex Ed invites you to their March keynote speaker: Janet Hardy.

Her LECTURE: MILLENIAL ETHICAL SLUTHOOD is this Wednesday at 7pm. She will also be hosting her WORKSHOP: LOVE BEYOND GENDER on Thursday.

The 5pm workshop is now full but she has generously offered to do a second session at 12pm on Thursday.

Please contact Jess at outreach@apirg.org to register!  Anyone who is currently registered in the 5pm workshop that wants to switch to the 12pm workshop may do so, but please contact Jess and let her know!

Janet W. Hardy is a mass of seeming contradictions: mother and slut, dominatrix and homebody, intellectual and showtune queen. The author or coauthor of ten groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (75,000 copies sold to date, with a second edition recently released by Ten Speed Press), Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films (Slut, Beyond Vanilla, Vice and Consent, BDSM: It’s Not What You Think), television shows (SexTV, The Dr. Susan Block Show), and more radio shows than she can count. Janet’s writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor, and EIDOS. Her essay “Ex” was a finalist in the Event and New Letters creative nonfiction contests, and her article “The Eater’s Guide to Food ” will appear in June in California Arts and Living. She often fantasizes about being handcuffed to Stephen Sondheim’s piano.

Janet Hardy Events:

Lecture: Millennial Ethical Sluthood
March 24, 7pm
TELUS 150, U of A Campus

Everyone from your favorite sex blogger to Newsweek magazine is now aware of polyamory as a relationship option, but few have examined the underpinnings of what actually makes poly work. Is polyamory just like monogamy, only with more people? What beliefs and models need to be rethought to bring poly into the realm of practicality and human growth? Come prepared to listen, talk, and do some deep thinking about why and how we develop and maintain our relationships.

Workshop: Love Beyond Gender
March 25, 5pm
Education 106, U of A Campus

Perhaps you know a lesbian who’s happily partnered with a man, or a transsexual whose sexual preference changed along with his gender identity, or someone who loves latex so much that she doesn’t care who’s inside it. In a world where “male” and “female” are our only options for gender, and “gay,” “bisexual” and “straight” our only options for orientation, such pairings don’t make much sense… but with a broader sense of gender and orientation, they do. Let’s talk about how such relationships might actually work, what factors draw us to one another and what factors keep us there. Please bring a notebook or pad and a writing instrument.

Note: This workshop has a cap on the number of participants. Please register with Jess Warren to attend! Email her at outreach@apirg.org to do so.


And finally…

Film Screening and Workshop: Red Without Blue followed by a GenderQueering Workshop for all! with Tam Gorzalka and Alix Kemp March 31st, 5:30pm Education Building Room 115, U of A Campus
About the film:

RED WITHOUT BLUE is an artistic and groundbreaking portrayal of gender, identity, and the unswerving bond of twinship despite transformation.

An honest portrayal of a family in turmoil, RWB follows a pair of identical twins as one transitions from male to female. Captured over a period of three years, the film documents the twins and their parents, examining the Farley’s struggle to redefine their family.

The twins’ early lives were quintessentially all-American: picture-perfect holidays, supportive parents who cheered them on every step of the way. By the time they were 14, their parents had divorced, they had come out as gay, and a joint suicide attempt precipitated a forced separation of Mark and Alex for two and half years.

Through candid and extensive interviews with the twins and their family, RED WITHOUT BLUE recounts these troubled times, interweaving the twins’ difficult past with their efforts to find themselves in the present. The film follows the painful steps of Clair’s transition, including electrolysis and the difficult decision to proceed with bottom surgery.

Through its portrayal of these articulate and independent twins, each haunted by the painful experiences of their adolescence, the film questions normative standards of gender and identity – as Mark and Clair reassert their indescribable bond as identical twins.

Through the power of the Farleys’ voices, we hear the story of a family’s redemption from a dark past, and ultimately, its revival to the present.

For more info please contact Jess at outreach@apirg.org!
… Programming continues into April! Stay tuned for more info on upcoming workshops from APIRG.