"What you risk reveals what you value." Jeanette Winterson

UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series

May 29-June 2, 2017

The Pride and Two-Spirit flags raised in front of Wesley Hall, University of Winnipeg. Photo by Albert McLeod, who designed the 2S flag.

UWinnipeg is hosting A Film + Lecture Series during Winnipeg Pride.

I’ll be reading from “Ah Sugar” (novel-in-progress) at the  UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series on Thursday, June 1 at 12pm in the Library Archives (5th floor library).




I’ll be joined by Rafael Terrain, Tapji Garba & Christina Hajjar.

White bones: An exploration of the skeletons in a white boy’s closet
Rafael Terrain

Rafael Terrain is a white settler born & raised in Winnipeg, with ancestry connecting them back to Russia, Austria and the Netherlands. They identify as transgender, queer & non-binary. They are working to connect their personal experience and community involvement in the West and North ends of the city with their education as a 2nd year student in the department of Urban & Inner City Studies.

Unaccountable intimacies: The queer life of social death
Tapji Garba

Tapji Garba is a student in Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. His research is in Black Studies, with particular attention to the history of slavery, and its afterlife.

Christina Hajjar

An interdisciplinary artist, organizer, and student, Christina Hajjar explores resistance, feminism, and identity by making, thinking, writing, moving, and sharing. She is a queer femme cis woman and first generation Lebanese-Canadian living in Winnipeg, Manitoba which is Treaty 1 Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Her practice grapples with themes of diaspora, self-exploration, and intergenerational trauma/knowledge. She is a member of CONSTELACIONES artist collective, a co-founder of QTPOC (queer and trans people of colour) Drop the Mic, co-editor of Whiny Femmes, and a committee member of Flux Gallery. christinahajjar.com.

Ah Sugar
Roewan Crowe

Artist and writer Roewan Crowe is energized by acts of disruption, radical transformation and the tactical deployment of self-reflexivity. Born under the big skies of Saskatchewan and raised in scofflaw Alberta, Crowe left the prairies to deepen her engagements with art and feminism, and to do graduate studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. A return to the prairies inspired art and writing centered on queer feminist reclamation practices. Crowe’s paid gig: Associate Professor and Chair in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg.