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We Are Not An Island: Queer Zine Fair

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

<3 June 24th + 25th <3 <3 10am - 4pm <3 <3 <3 Legion no.1 Branch (Basement) <3 <3 <3 <3 116 7 Ave SE, Calgary, AB WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND Queer Zine Fair is a FREE* two day event, as part of the SLED ISLAND 2017 visual arts programming. The aim of the fair is to showcase the work of self identified queer-folk and other traditionally marginalized and excluded members of the Calgary creative community. Through the creation and exhibition of zines, comics, books, posters and other printed matter, the Fair seeks to provide a safe, accessible and inclusive space for exchange - both capital and social - within this community. This exchange encourages a re-investment in individual practice as well as an investment into the queer landscape of the city - making visible and vocal the diversity of experiences inherent to the marginal communities of Calgary. ~ Please keep in mind that this is an event for the LGBTQ2SA+ community - allies and advocates are encouraged to attend but please understand and be sensitive towards this space and note that there will be zero tolerance for behaviour that is transphobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, ableist or oppressive in nature. ~ * WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND will be FREE to attend but donations at the door will be accepted on a PWYC basis, with all proceeds going towards HIV Community Link Calgary. Representatives will be present at the fair to speak with folks about the invaluable work their organization does. To find out more information on HIV Community Link, please visit: http://www.hivcl.org/about-us/our-story/ WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND is presented in partnership with Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival. Please check out their website to learn more about the amazing work they do: http://www.fairytalesfilmfest.com/ ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION The basement of the legion is wheelchair accessible via the first floor with an elevator leading to the basement. The main entrance will be at street level on 7th Ave. Sled volunteers will be present to help folks find their appropriate entrance. The restrooms will be made gender neutral for this event. This is an all-ages event and alcohol will not be sold. We would like to acknowledge that this event takes place on Treaty 7 territory and is the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut'ina. We are visitors to this land and we give thanks to the people who came before and keep this land for us and all our future generations. <3 We are so excited by all the wonderful applications we have recieved - thank you to everyone. If anyone has questions do not hesitate to email wearenotanisland@gmail.com + follow our insta: wearenotanisland to take a peek at what we have in store for you <3

Details

Start:
June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
June 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/632242900299077

Organizer

Bronson Smillie

Venue

The No.1 Legion
Calgary, AB T2G Canada + Google Map