• April 9, 2016
  • 2:00 pm
  • Hart House Debates Room, 2nd floor

As our society becomes more fluid on issues of gender, enabling Canadians to feel more secure in publicly identifying as transgender, genderqueer (non-binary gender identification) or cisgender (everyone else), how should institutions (schools, workplaces, public), adapt to prevent discrimination and harassment? What can be done to deepen the public’s understanding of gender identity and expression? And how can communities lend a helping hand?

Spur learns from Toronto’s transgender community and supporters about the transformative journey people embark on to find their true selves and the challenges they face along the way.

This events features an opening performance by poet Trish Salah.


  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

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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