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AQUA Presents Thriving: A panel discussion

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

****This event organized for and by queer asian femmes. Queer meaning those identifying LGBTQ2SI+, Asian meaning those identifying as people from Asia (including South Asian, Southeast Asian), and Femme broadly meaning trans and cis women and non-binary folks! ***

COST: FREE!!!

To RSVP please e-mail asianqueeralliance@gmail.com to ensure your spot and to help us with snack numbers ♥

It’s happening! THRIVING is a free (!!!) panel discussion made up of Pan-Asian trans women, non-binary folks and intersex folks from our own community! Our wonderful panelists are:

LEON TSAI
Leon Tsai (she/her): a proud transgender-femme, a settler-immigrant learning/unlearning in Tkaronto, a blooming flower giving birth to herself, and an artist/poet/storyteller searching for softness.

JAY PHILLIPS
Jay Phillips is an experienced sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, having worked with many artists, they are highly active in the community. Currently, they are working on programming at Tea Base. Jay’s work advocates for grassroots platforms for the queer youth community to feel comfortable and authentic within themselves

PREE REHAL
Pree was raised in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal and went to school in Tkaronto/Toronto. They are a child of immigrant settlers from Punjab. They graduated from a joint Master’s program at York and Ryerson Universities in 2016 and continued facilitating since!

As an artist educator, Pree’s work centres the experiences of individuals who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour). Their creative research interests include cosplaying, storytelling, crafting, culture, social justice issues and how BIPOC trans and queer folx navigate things like: their diaspora, fandoms they belong too, and non-monogamy.

DINALY TRAN
Dinaly Joyce Tran is a queer, non-binary, ace, mixed Filipinx, artist. They aim to continue to make work that explores the intersections of their identities with themes of belonging, culture, family and diaspora through film, other mediums, and community organizing. They are currently part of Makulay, an LGBTQ+ Filipinx collective focused on community building and healing and Colour Theory, a recurring short film night that exclusively shows works by QTBIPOC creators.

and will be moderated by the equally wonderful AL DONATO.

Join us in standing back and centering around Pan-Asian Transwomen, Non-binary folks and Intersex folks as we wander into the many meanings of THRIVING

**Note on Location** we are struggling to find a venue but it will certainly be around the area of Chinatown. Will be announced as we find it!

Who is AQUA?
AQUA stands for Asian queer alliance. We are a group of queer Asian femmes (Queer meaning those identifying LGBTQ2SI+, Asian meaning those identifying as people from Asia (including South Asian, Southeast Asian), and Femme broadly meaning trans and cis women and non-binary folks). We want to create spaces centered around the intersection of these identities for support, survival, education and fun!

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/584357898999182/

Organizer

Gladstone Hotel
Website:
gladstonehotel.com

Venue

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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