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Big On Screen!

Title: Big On Screen!
Location: 2110 Mackay (just below Sherbrooke- Guy Concordia metro)
Description: 2×4: A Size-ism Workshop Series for Every Body!

YES! Every BODY is invited! The 2110 Concordia Centre for Gender Advocacy is proud to present \”2×4: A Size-ism Workshop Series for Every Body!\” Together we\’ll pound out fat phobia and put the squeeze on size-ism in this workshop series where every BODY is invited and celebrated!

\”2×4\” workshops will explore, challenge and remix size-ism to create a
world that embraces everybodies\’ body and everybodies\’ size! Each themed evening will include a collaborative art project to arouse action and a facilitated discussion to challenge, imagine and create a community where every body fits. Join us!

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Monday, December 1 at 7pm

Big On Screen & A Mini-Documentary!
Let\’s go to the movies? Hey, why not MAKE one! Tonight, we will sample
size at it\’s fiercest on films, podcasts, theatrical plays and youtube videos. Then, we\’ll turn the camera on ourselves to create a spontaneous mini-movie or mini-documentary on a size-related subject of our choosing. Let\’s tune in and turn it up on sizeism!

When: Monday, Dec 1st from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 2110 Centre For Gender Advocacy located at 2110 Rue Mackay
(between Sherbrooke and Maisonneuve) in Montreal, Quebec on the Concordia University Campus. We are near the Guy-Concordia metro station on the green line.

Welcome: All are welcome. Free. Child-care provided with 48-hours
notice. Wheelchair accessible venue.

Contact: Facilitated by Aaron Miechkota, emailaaronm@msn.com.
Programming info available at genderadvocacy.org or email \”emailaaronm@msn.
com\”

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2008-12-01
End Time: 21:30

“Campus Organizing:Contemporary Currents”|”Luttes étudiantes : les tendances

Title: “Campus Organizing:Contemporary Currents”/”Luttes étudiantes : les tendances
Location: 2149 Mackay St. (below Sherbrooke)
Description: The Rad School and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy present:

Campus Organizing: Contemporary Currents
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Max Silverman (Labour organizing, AMUSE – McGill)
Sabine Friesinger (Post FTAA-era, Concordia)
Véronique Martineau (2005 student strike, ASSÉ)

7:00 PM Tuesday November 18th
2149 Mackay St.
Concordia University

A bilingual panel of student organizers, including Sabine Friesinger
(former Concordia Student Union President), Max Silverman (Association
of McGill Undergraduate Student Employees – AMUSE), and Véronique
Martineau (a member of l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale
Étudiante, ASSÉ), will share their experiences, shedding light on the
specific challenges and strategies of on-campus organizing, highlighting links to community organizing and the role of student movements within larger social justice struggles.

Moderated by Indu Vashist of QPIRG McGill

**Followed by an open forum for questions, comments and strategy-sharing**

+ The Rad School: Resources for resistance! Workshops are free, bilingual and open to anyone working for social justice. For more info:
theradschool@gmail.com

L’École Radicale et le Centre 2110 for Gender Advocacy présentent :

Luttes étudiantes : les tendances actuelles
Rencontre-débat et discussion

Max Silverman (organisation du travail, AMUSE – McGill)
Sabine Friesinger (l’ère post-ZLEA, Concordia)
Véronique Martineau (La grêve étudiante de 2005, ASSÉ)

Mardi, 18 novembre à 19h00
2149 rue Mackay
Université Concordia
(métro Guy-Concordia)

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“Clearly Marked” – S. Bear Bergman

Title: “Clearly Marked” – S. Bear Bergman
Location: EV 1.605,”York Amphiteatre”, EV building, 1515 Ste. Catherine Ouest,
Link out: Click here
Description: The Union for Gender Empowerment along with QPIRG Concordia, Centre 2110,
WSSA Concordia, Queer McGill, & Queer Concordia, present

S. BEAR BERGMAN

–queer theatre artist, writer, educator, and instigator–

performing “Clearly Marked”

November 10th, 8pm

in EV 1.605, “York Amphiteatre,” EV building, 1515 Ste. Catherine Ouest,
Concordia University

[this event is wheelchair accessible]

free or pay-what-you-can.

AND

giving a lecture entitled “Sing If You’re Glad To Be Trans”

November 11th, time and place TBA

also free or pay-what-you-can.

[from the website www.sbearbergman.com, about “Clearly Marked”]

Labels are so sticky, so opaque, so inconvenient at some moments and such a blessed relief at others. But what happens when labels get larger than the person they describe? What happens when they start intersecting, being incomplete or unclear, taking precedence when you’d rather they didn’t? What happens when other people label you in ways that don’t quite make sense? When you want to be a part of two different communities, and neither
community wants you to wear the other label and theirs at the same time?

*Clearly Marked* is a hilarious, high-impact, thought-provoking theater piece that peels back the layers of the labels we all wear and digs in to what’s underneath. As Bergman’s signature warm and accessible storytelling begins to unfold on the stage, lines between categories start to blur and old labels start to have new lives. Also unique is the loving examination of Jewish tradition and community which Bergman – an observant Jew – brings to
the stage. In the revelation of a lifetime’s worth of Bergman’s accumulated identities, *Clearly Marked* opens up a place for anyone to be more complicated than the label ze wears on top, and questions the society that demands we wear so few.

Fearless as ever, with *Clearly Marked* Bergman grapples with religion, body image, gender, sexuality, and the perennial bathroom problem – not to mention life as the Little Jewish Ambassador, how gender is like a highway, being a fat kid, strategic lesbianism, gay marriage, and how to explain it all to your Aunt Petunia in a way that doesn’t completely freak her out.

No matter what label you wear when you arrive, *Clearly Marked* will send you home feeling both different from *and* connected to everyone around you – and you’ll like the feeling.

[from the website www.sbearbergman.com, about “Sing If You’re Glad to Be Trans”]

While the difficult narratives of trans life are valid and deserve our attention, is it not perhaps enough with the all-misery-all-the-time tranny channel? Being trans is not a reason for pity, scorn, shame, or apology.
This lecture celebrates trans bodies, communities, awareness, sex, love,
particular talents, successes and self-creation with a faultless logic and
good humor that may just make you appreciate transfolks (or being trans) in
a whole new way.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2008-11-10