LGBTQTS’ing Canada

  • May 14, 2016
  • 11:00 am
  • Manitoba Hydro Place

As school divisions implement mandatory LGBTQ policies across the prairies and Canadians celebrate the progressive implementation of more inclusive policies to protect children regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity, Spur takes pause to wonder about the degree of inclusion after school lets out. How can both Canadians at-large and their institutions (schools, workplaces, public) adapt to prevent discrimination and harassment for not just children, but adults, too? What can be done to deepen the public’s understanding of gender identity and expression; and how can communities lend a helping hand?

This event will feature a performance buy Spur Poet-in-Residence Sophie-Phoenix Lavoie.

This event will be introduced by the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL).

  • Free



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Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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