KINGSTON RALLY FOR GAZA

18 Jul

This is a silent vigil, but please bring signs.

Gaza: End the Siege!
Stop the Bombing!
Harper’s Silence = Death
Solidarity with the people of Gaza

WHEN: July 22nd 5pm- 5:30pm

WHERE: Kingston City Hall

POCTALK KINGSTON Open Mic Series featuring Lady Sin Trayda

4 Jul

Another AWESOME POCTALK event to look forward to!!

A BIT ABOUT POCTALK: was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. This event aims to give a space and a mic to self-identified people of colour, mixed race, and/or Indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together. Come out, come speak, come listen!

A BIT ABOUT THE FEATURE POET: LADY SIN TRAYDA, born RYAN KAI CHENG THOM, aka CHINA ROSE is a fiery writer, performer, spoken word artist and drag-dance sensation. A little Chinese grrl with a big, lipsticked mouth, her words pack a revolutionary punch that takes the fight right to the heart of expectation, stereotyping, and all kinds of oppression. Lady Sin and her alter-egos have traveled across Canada to bring poetic performances to pages and stages from her hometown of Vancouver to her current haunts in Montreal. She has featured at such venues as the Vancouver Poetry Slam, the Throw Poetry Collective, Montreal’s Radical Queer Semaine, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, competing as a finalist at the Verses International Poetry Festival 2012. She has performed alongside such artists as D’bi Young, Kalmunity Vibe, and the Montreal Slam Team, and is a resident at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts’s Spoken Word Residency 2013.
As Ryan Kai Cheng Thom, Lady Sin has also been a featured columnist for The McGill Daily, with journalistic pieces also appearing in The Fulcrum and The Charlebois Post. Their poetry has appeared in, ditch, OutWrite: A Queer Review, Intersections Journal, Kanata Journal, Convergence Journal and What If? Magazine, among others. Lady Sin and her work have been profiled by Concordia University’s The Link and CKUT Radio’s The Morning After.
With her eyes on the horizon and her feet in the glorious, star-strewn gutter of her roots, Lady Sin Trayda is always on the lookout for new vistas of performance, and new boundaries to push.

WHERE: THE SLEEPLESS GOAT
$5/PWYC
Sign-up @ 7.30
Show @ 8.00

This is an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive content tolerated at this event
CHECK OUT THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/546032348835465/LADY SIN

Corridor Culture Presents: Seminar Series on Free Ideas

3 Jul

about is the collective: ‘The Corridor Culture collective builds social connectivity in Kingston and the region’s cultural sector by aiding cultural producers’ travel along Ontario’s rail corridors and by bridging visiting scholars and artists with diverse audiences here and along the corridor. We are a group of Kingston artists, curators, researchers, and community members, that aims to strengthen the already energetic Kingston arts community and regional network by facilitating travel and connecting cultural visitors and target audiences here and elsewhere in the region…’

about the series: ‘The Seminar of Free Ideas is a series of free talks given by local artists, scholars, and cultural, producers. Please join us for an event of utopian thinking of cosmological dreaming, and or socially grounded knowledge production as we liberate new ways of thinking. new/old knowledge and work through particular ideas, archives, and stories that will be discussed publicly, liberated from the studio or classroom environment

Check out more details on the rest of the series and the collective here:

http://corridorculture.org/?page_id=456

Click the following link to check out the poster for the series!

H. de HEUTZ :: LATHE :: IMAGE REPERTOIRE at the Artel

26 Jun

Check out H. de HEUTZ,  LATHE, and IMAGE REPERTOIRE live at the Artel (205 Sydenham St.) this Friday!

http://www.sulpont.ca/hdh http://

lathe.bandcamp.com/

http://imagerepertoire.bandcamp.com/

$8 / pwyc Support your local arts/music scene at The Sleepless Goat// all proceeds that H. de HEUTZ makes from this show will go straight to the Goat

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POCTALK Kingston & 747 Films: Chicago 10 FREE MOVIE SCREENING

26 Jun

WHAT: Chicago 10 is a 2007 American partially animated film written and directed by Brett Morgen that tells the story of the Chicago Eight. The film features the voices of Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber, James Urbaniak, and Jeffrey Wright in an animated reenactment of the trial based on transcripts and rediscovered audio recordings, making the film fall in the animated documentary genre. It also contains archival footage of Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, William Kunstler, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Tom Hayden, and Leonard Weinglass, and of the protest and riot itself. The title is drawn from a quote by Rubin, who said, “Anyone who calls us the Chicago Seven is a racist. Because you’re discrediting Bobby Seale. You can call us the Chicago Eight, but really we’re the Chicago Ten, because our two lawyers went down with us.”
Free movie screening. Donations accepted. 
All welcome!

WHEN/ WHERE: Sunday June 29th 2pm at the AKA Autonomous Social Centre (the red and black house at the corner of Queen and Princess St. )

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TONIGHT!!! THOSE BORGY NIGHTS: EPISODE TWO featuring Katie Beth and film screening of “We Are The Best”

26 Jun

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WHAT: Come out for a film screening, music showcase, and open jam at the Screening Room for women and people who live through, across and/or against genders!

This event is the second of four Borg Nights usually occurring on the last Wednesday of every month for the rest of the summer. They will each have featured performances by women and/or people who live through, across and/or against genders, followed by an open jam session that all attendees are encouraged to participate in.

On Thursday, June 26, The BORG COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:

WHO: Swedish auteur Lucas Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfPytPjV1xc

Katie Beth (Kingston): Currently pursuing her Master of Education at Queen’s University, Katie Beth is an aspiring educator, musician and songwriter. Growing up on the prairies, in Winnipeg’s North End, she developed her passion for music and art, and service to others. Her Winnipeg Upbringing provided many musical and educational experiences and influences. Writing mostly on guitar, she also plays ukulele, she loves it when the audience can sing along. Self-described folkish-singer-songwriter-wannabe, her super-duper long song titles serve as mini art statements. She is a regular at the Memorial Centre Farmer’s Market on Sundays throughout the summer and you can check out some of her own musical listening tastes by tuning into CFRC 101.9 on Monday mornings for Indie Wake Up Call!

WHEN: FILM SCREENING at 7:00
PERFORMANCE at 9:00
JAM SESSION at 9:30

“We Are The Best”: 
102 minutes long 
Admission: $9 general / $8 seniors / $6 students 
($3 from every ticket sold donated to the BORG COLLECTIVE)

WHERE: The Screening Room 120 Princess Street 

All donations will go towards paying the artists, future showcases and whispers of future BORG projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Kingston Food Bank.

This event is for women and/or people who live through, across and/or against genders only. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments and gear, though some will be provided.

ABOUT THE BORG COLLECTIVE:

THE BORGS are invested in INTERVENING in local art and music scenes dominated by cis-men by creating opportunities and spaces for creative production by and collaboration between women and/or as people who live through, across and/or against genders. 

THE BORG COLLECTIVE is an open collective of artists, musicians and curators who identify as women and/or as people who live through, across and/or against genders. If you’re interested in joining the collective, putting on events, working on projects with us, or hearing more about why we do what we do, please contact Anne Evelyn or Raissa Simone or join the BORG Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/708609355894291/

BORG FOREVER

POCTALK KINGSTON// Discussion on Anarchism and Race//

13 Jun

WHAT: POCTALK hostsa discussion on developing PoC-centric resistance, decolonizing anarchism, and combating racism/racists in anarchist communities. We are excited to welcome Zina Manticore, an organizer in Montreal, as facilitator for the discussion. 

POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. POCTALK aims to give a space to self-identified people of colour, mixed race, and/or Indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. While everyone is invited to the discussion, we would ask that everyone respect this space as PoC, mixed race, and/or Indigenous-centric. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together.

WHERE/ WHEN: Sunday June 22nd  2pm at the AKA Autonomous Social Centre (the red and black house on the corner Queen and Wellington)
This is an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive content tolerated at this event.

Find the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244943419035489/

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