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WTF is queer about Settler Colonialism, Racism and Homonationalism?

June 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


As part of WorldPride at the Gaystone please join us for this Panel discussion.

You may have heard the term “homonationalism” or “gay imperialism” and other hard-to-digest language that you’re certain means something, you’re just not sure what! Queer of colour academics have been talking about these concepts for about 7 years but many queers outside the academic industrial complex are still looking for a more concrete understanding of such theories and more importantly, how they’re relevant to social/political justice movements, including prison abolition and Indigenous resurgence and decolonization. This interactive panel will aim to answer basic questions about homonationalism and other concepts, as well as some ways in which queer scholarship may help inform community-based initiatives to address/challenge racist and settler colonialist contradictions in refugee/immigration support work, Pride events, hate crime agendas that rely on policing and gentrification, international solidarity work, and other queer of colour, trans of colour, Black/Caribbean and Indigenous/2-Spirit activism.

Panelists: Fatima Jaffer, Rinaldo Walcott, Jin Haritaworn, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour.

Note: This venue is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral bathrooms. More on accessibility:

We regret that ASL interpretation will not be available for this event.

For speaker bios please see the Facebook Event.


June 23, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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