What role does racism play in misogynistic acts? How does homophobia and transphobia intersect with misogyny? How can we challenge these modes of oppression and empower ourselves? This workshop aims to explore these questions through open dialogue and a series of exercises.
Join the Disapora Express team at the Margin of Eras Gallery as we wrap our summer workshop series with an evening of reflection, healing and empowerment. Registration is free but we will be accepting donations at the door in order to fundraise for Diaspora Express!
**Please note that this is an LGBTQ+ friendly event that is exclusively for self-identifying women and non-binary individuals of colour. We encourage allies to share this event with community members who would benefit from this workshop**
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Born in Cairo, raised in the diaspora--Iman is a Sudanese activist and multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. She is one of the three co-founders of Diaspora Express and co-founded the newly established racialized service at the University of Waterloo: Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (RAISE). Iman has recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Political Science with an International Studies specialization. Her art and activism are heavily influenced by her experiences living in the SWANA diaspora as an African-Arab Muslim woman, and the intersections of those identities. She has recently been heavily involved in elevating the voices of the Sudanese community back home in the time of revolution.
There is a ramp at the door, but only one washroom which is down a flight of stairs. On behalf of the architects of the past who, by these design oversights, have left out many people, we apologize. Accessible washrooms are available down the street in 24 hour McDonalds at Queen & Roncesvalles. Gender neutral bathrooms on site.
SAFE SPACE POLICY
Both Diaspora Express and the MOEG emphasize the importance of maintaining a safe space. We do not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other form of discrimination.