Monday, April 19, 2010

Jane's Walk is back!

Jane's Walk weekend is almost upon us, and this year's offerings look better than ever. Of particular interest to queer history buffs is the aptly named, "Degenerates on Parade!: Queer Culture and Public Space" . This walk will cover some of the same ground* as last year's "Yonge Street is Flaming", and it will be led by Jane Farrow, Pat Durish and the CLGA's own Alan Miller.

Other queer or queer-esque offerings include: Church and Wellesley through the Eyes of Queer Newcomer Youth, Church and Wellesley Village Leading Change Together, and Places to Bonk On Your Lunch Hour (though I'm told this one is already full).

*Lame pun unintended

Friday, April 9, 2010

Visit from Spektrum

We recently had a visit from Spektrum, a group for queer and trans youth of colour. The group is working on a really cool multimedia project called (Re) Telling Our Stories, which should be finished and ready to exhibit by the summer. The group had a chance to see some rough footage from Jaime Woo's new video, and we showed off the National Portrait Gallery, the library, the AV room and the Reading Room. As it happened, Michelle was processing a collection from the Toronto Women of Colour Collective, and she graciously let us check out a few of the scrapbooks.
I hope all the tour participants had fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they produce!