Climate Injustice and Disaster Imperialism: How do we fight back?

 

Lessons for the Philippines, Haiti and the United States

Join us for a discussion on climate injustice and the global politics of disaster – particularly how to rethink and renew our anti-imperialist/anti-capitalist politics in the context of the changing material reality of climate instability.

For more info: email cwtpATutorontoDOTca

Facebook invite

Trans Film Screening Series: The Alt-Education Edition

Trans Film Screening Series: The Alt-Education Edition

When:  Monday September 30, 2013
6PM-9PM
Doors at 6 PM, Event starts at 6:30 PM

Where:  William Doo Auditorium
45 Willcocks Street

Comics for Justice Workshop

Elisha Lim and Kit Wilson Yang lead a discussion around radical queer and feminist comics, and then invite participants to collaborate on a giant wall-comic about the coming year.

ASL-English Interpretation confirmed.

When:
Tuesday September 24, 2:30pm-4:30pm

We will have a snack picnic outside Hart House after the workshop, weather permitting!

Where:
Hart House, Music Room (7 Hart House Circle)
Wheelchair access via west entrance (off Tower Road)

Facilitator Bios:

Elisha Lim is the author of comic strips like 100 Butches and Sissy. Lim has exhibited art and videos internationally, including the debut solo of Toronto’s Feminist Art Gallery. They have been awarded grants by the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Quebec Arts Council and have juried art grants in Canada and the States. They have lectured on race representation and gender neutral pronouns on panels, artist talks and United Nations conferences since 2009, and directed Montréal’s first Racialized Pride Week in 2012, for which they curated the central exhibit “2-Qtpoc” at the gallery articule. They are currently working on two projects: a graphic novel called 100 Crushes and a zine about queer prayers.

Kit Wilson-Yang is a mixed race trans woman who makes art and space. Recently she ran a workshops series with trans youth at the Sherbourne Health Centre called Super Trans Powers, a series of art workshops that created an eclectic zine of stories and art by trans youth. She makes zines and writes stories and music.

‘This event is part of Disorientation and Queer Orientation at U of T’
http://disorientation2013.com/
http://sgdo.utoronto.ca/

Self-Care for Anxiety: A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach

Free Workshop + Dinner + Acupuncture

Come learn and share tools for managing everyday anxiety. Includes a healthy calming dinner, tips from traditional Chinese medicine, self-acupressure points, and free ear acupuncture treatment.

This workshop is open to women, genderqueer/gender non-conforming people and trans people.

When:
Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013. 6-9 pm
Doors open @ 5:45 pm: Grab a plate of free dinner!
6 pm: Workshop starts
8 pm: Ear acupuncture or acupressure

Where:
Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
563 Spadina Avenue, Room 100 (North Borden Building)
Wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Ave.

Please RSVP (space limited):
info AT paulinehwang DOT ca or 416-890-7770

For more info:
www.paulinehwang.ca/anxietyworkshop

Workshop Facilitator: Pauline Sok Yin Hwang, acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and community organizer. Traditional Chinese medical systems have helped us effectively heal our bodies, minds, emotions and spirits for over 5000 years.

Fall Open House! (bubble tea + snacks + raffle + social)

***Want a personalized tour of the Centre?

***Want to learn more about the ongoing and upcoming programs at the Centre?

***Interested in getting involved or volunteering? Facilitating or organizing a peer support group? Getting involved with The Spice; The Dr. Chun Resource Libary; Radical Reads; and other programs & initiatives?

Come out and join us for The Centre’s Fall Open House!

This your opportunity to share, mingle, make new friends, eat, brainstorm ideas, and make art! Yummy vegan refreshments will be served! There will be bubble tea, snacks, button making and a raffle draw!

Kids are welcome!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12-4PM

WHERE: Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
563 Spadina Ave., Room 100.  Wheelchair Access via Bancroft Ave.

Contact:
416-978-8201
cwtp AT utoronto DOT ca

RADICAL READS: Vigilante Justice and Racial Violence: The murder of Trayvon Martin

As the whole world watched the trial of George Zimmerman, anti-racists activists have long pointed out that Trayvon Martin’s death is only one among the many extrajudicial killings of unarmed Blacks in the US. For this session of Radical Reads, we will examine different media texts that offer discussions on the murder of Trayvon Martin and America’s long history of racial violence.

We aim to present different texts – videos, images and blog posts to allow us to explore questions such as: Does situating Trayvon Martin’s death in the context of vigilante justice offer us a more complex analysis of racial violence? What are the possibilities and limitations of the “We are ALL Trayvon” movement? How about the “We are NOT Travyon” movement? In light of the murder of Sammy Yatim, how we can we, as critical thinkers and activists, contribute a productive movement against state and/or racial violence?

Join us! Snacks and TTC tokens will be available!

WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 5-7PM
WHERE: Centre for Women and Trans People, 563 Spadina Ave. Room 100
*wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Ave.

 

READINGS:

(note: These are all relatively short videos and articles. Please familiarize yourself with these materials if you can! But if you weren’t able to, please do not be discouraged in attending! A few Radical Reads organizers will be giving short summaries of each article.)

Obama’s speech

Trayvon Martin and America’s Long Horrific History of Vigilante Justice 

Trayvon Martin’s Unpunished Shooting Death Among 100+ Extrajudicial Killing of Unarmed Blacks

Howard Medical Students: Do We Look Suspicious? Part of university students’ ongoing profiling campaign

Why Standing for Trayvon Means Standing Against Capitalism

We are NOT all Trayvon: Challenging Anti-Black Racism in POC Communities

Riots in Brooklyn show feral adolescents’ demand for entertainment is unquenchable

 

ABOUT THE DR. CHUN RESOURCE LIBRARY:
The Dr. Chun Resource library is a space for community members and University of Toronto students to access factual, critical, and alternative materials that facilitate resistance to oppression among and between diverse communities. In particular the library is committed to collecting materials that reflect the local voices of our community, and the voices of those who have been marginalized and oppressed in our daily lives and in political mobilizing.

Beyond the Binary: Peer Support Group

 

Beyond the Binary is a group for people who fit outside the gender binary of MTF/male to female, FTM/female to male, or cisgender; for people who may identify as as genderqueer, gender-varient or gender non-conforming.

We meet once a month. Meetings are currently on the first Wednesday of the month, from 5PM to 7PM.

NEXT MEETINGS:

Wednesday Dec 4th, 5-7PM

All meetings are held at:
The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
563 Spadina Ave, Room 100

Check our Tumblr Page and Facebook Group for more info and updates.

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT! Pre- Trans March Gathering & Celebration

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT!
Gathering and celebration before the Trans March

Join us for a campus and community gathering before Trans March Toronto 2013 hosted by the Centre for Women and Trans People. There would be a yummy meal for all, and plenty of opportunity to chill, make banners together, connect and prepare before the big march!

… Free! Everyone welcome, including allies, family, friends and comrades!

When:
June 28, 2013, Friday, 5PM – 7PM

Where:
Centre for Women and Trans People at University of Toronto
563 Spadina Ave. Room 100, Toronto, ON
Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.

And then what?

At 7PM, we will travel together to the march meet-up location, at George Hislop Park. TTC tokens will be available.

Here is the FB invite for Trans March 2013:
https://www.facebook.com/events/176077355877322/?fref=ts/

For more info:
email cwtp AT utoronto DOT ca
call 416-978-8201

This gathering is part of the University of Toronto Pride Week! Check out the other events happening at https://www.sgdo.utoronto.ca/

BOOK AND MEDIA SWAP

The Dr. Chun Resource Library is hosting a book and media swap!

Build your book and media collection while getting rid of any goodies that are cluttering up your life. Bring your gently used items and swap them for other people’s stuff! There is no need to bring an item in order to participate! Bring and/or take gently used books, magazines, zines, DVDs, CDs, posters, artwork.

FREE! Refreshments provided and TTC tokens available.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3rd from 4PM – 6PM

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) BASICS SERIES

The Centre for Women and Trans People is hosting an ASL (American Sign Language) Basics series! Learn ASL basics including fingerspelling, numbers, food, and more in this 8-week series. A Centre volunteer will be leading the series. FREE!

WHEN: Thursdays March 14 – May 2
(March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2)
3PM – 5PM

FREE! Refreshments provided and TTC tokens available.
Space is limited. Email cwtp AT utoronto DOT ca by to sign up.

Please note that this series does not grant formal certification in ASL