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Histories of LGBTQ+ movements and minorities in Europe and in Canada

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UofT, UC 140

15 King's College Circle, TORONTO, ON, Canada, M5S 3H7

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In partnership with EUNIC Global, the Sexual Diversity Department of the UofT, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the ArQuives, the cultural services of the Embassy of France organizes a panel on LGBTQ+ archives in Europe and Canada with a focus on the untold and invisible stories of the movements. The role of archives in the LGBTQ+ community will be discussed, especially as regards to the empowerment and the struggles of the community. This panel will also be the occasion to question the place of the minorities inside the community, and to see how the borderline between art and archives can be overstepped.


Speakers:

  • Antoine Idier, sociologist, historian and director of studies and research at the French National School of Arts of Paris-Cergy. His newly published book, Archives of LGBT + Movements (Textuel, 2018, only available in French), deals with the struggles of the community from 1890 to the present days in France.

  • Raegan Swanson, serves as the Executive Director for The ArQuives, Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archive. She is currently working on her PhD focusing on the role of community archives in Aboriginal and Inuit communities in Quebec. She is member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives Taskforce to respond to the “Calls to Action” Report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

  • Dr. Rebecka Sheffield is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Archives of Ontario and a member of the Recordkeeping Strategies Unit. She holds a graduate degree in information studies with a specialization in archives and records management. She completed a PhD at the University of Toronto’s iSchool in collaboration with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

  • Courtnay McFarlane is a Toronto-based community health promoter, visual artist and poet whose work has been published in several African-Canadian and Queer anthologies. He recently curated Legacies in Motion: Black Queer Toronto Archival Project, that unearthed and celebrated the political and cultural activism of Black LGBTQ communities in Toronto in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

  • Phillip Pike is an emerging documentary filmmaker. He is a graduate of the Documentary Filmmaking Institute (School of Creative Arts & Animation, Seneca College, Toronto). Our Dance of Revolution, his third film and second feature, tells the story of Toronto's black queer community, and all the adversity it has faced.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Aimée Mitchell, Research Associate and Project Manager of Archive/Counter-Archive, a SSHRC Partnership Grant hosted by York University. She holds a PhD from the York-Ryerson University Communication and Culture Program. Her dissertation explored the politics and practices of audiovisual archives in Canada, and more specifically, the importance of DIY archiving practices in its various forms. Aimée is the former Distribution and Collections Manager at the Canadian Filmmakers and a former programming associate for Toronto Queer Film Festival.

Program:

2:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks

2:05 pm – Presentation by Antoine Idier

2:50 pm – Response by Raegan Swanson

3:20 pm – Q&A

3:40 pm – Roundtable

4:40 pm – Q&A


The event is free but registration is recommended.

Language of the discussions : english.

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