Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Spaces: Literary Open House
Date: September 26th
Time: 4pm – 7:30pm
Location: 563 Spadina Crescent (North Borden Building – Accessible Entrance & Elevator @ Rear of Building)
Literary Open House
Come to North Borden and explore, draft, read and print your way through three floors of media and literature based activities. With a focus on centering voices often left out of the conversation, OPIRG Toronto, First Nations House – University of Toronto, Indigenous Waves, Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto, APUS – Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students, and the Ciimaan/Kahuwe’ya/Qajaq Indigenous language initiative at Indigenous Studies Students’ Union – University of Toronto present a night celebrating the different opportunities and resources students and community members can access through our spaces and services. Prioritizing the voices, art and media of Indigenous, POC, Disabled, Queer and Trans folks we will be hosting Research Bingo with First Nations House (scour First Nation House’s and OPIRG/CWTP’s libraries and APUS’s Student Movement Paper archives to find clues and win a prize pack!), Zine Stamping and Screen Printing with the Indigenous Language Initiative at ISSU and OPIRG, Button Making and Zine Assembly with CWTP, and lastly a Live Podcasting Radio Session featuring a special guest and the crew of Indigenous Waves!
Along with activities we will also have several social justice oriented and local grassroots publications from the UofT and surrounding community tabling and showcasing their books, zines and other art and publications! Tablers will include UC Gargoyle, Sba Centre, Shift and more! If you’d like to table for your publication as well please reach out to opirg.toronto[at]gmail.com no later than September 1st
Dinner and TTC tokens provided. North Borden is an accessible building. We have an elevator to all floors and wheel chair ramp with powered door in the rear of the building