Words of Resistance: 25th Anniversary Celebration

DATE:                       Thursday March 29, 2012

TIME:                        6-8PM

LOCATION:              The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT

563 Spadina Ave. Room 100 (North Borden Building)

We are wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Avenue



Join us for an evening of performance, socialization, food, and fun! The centre is hosting an Open Mic night in celebration of our 25th anniversary and we want you to be a part of our celebration! You can perform through song, chants, drums, poetry, spoken word, slam poetry, monologue, dramatic re-enactment comedy, personal narrative, ritual, make-up, costume, multimedia such as video, a combination of these elements, or perform somebody else’s work. First timers welcome.


TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE, CONTACT MING @ siyou.ma AT utoronto DOT ca or jeevini.79 AT gmail DOT com


Some suggestions if you aren’t sure what to center your piece around:

1.      What makes the Centre/your favorite hangout space special?

2.      Have the Centre/another space you frequent helped you grow, either politically or personally? If so, how so? If not, why not?

3.      What is a memory you have of making a connection with a person or an idea at the Centre/your favourite hangout space?

4.      How has /can the centre/your favourite hangout place had helped you in your healing journey

5.      How has/can the centre/your favourite hangout place had helped you challenge and resist violence in all its forms



Words of Resistance is a monthly poetry and spoken word open mic event that runs out of the Dr. Chun Resource Library.

The Dr. Chun Resource Library is a joint initiative between The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT and OPIRG UofT.



The Centre for Women and Trans People

@ The University of Toronto

563 Spadina Ave, Room 100


FACEBOOK INVITE: http://www.facebook.com/events/350380828339197/


We are located north of College, on the east side of Spadina. We are wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Avenue. We provide TTC tokens upon request for sponsored meetings and events, and we may be able to provide childcare with advance notice. We are child friendly, strive to be a trans inclusive space, and are entirely student funded.


The Centre for Women and Trans People advocates on issues of racism, Islamophobia, and anti-semitism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, classism, ableism, and ageism. Specifically, we advocate for equality for systemically marginalized groups. We work within the University of Toronto but commit ourselves to making connections to other communities.