Date(s) - 22/01/2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a FREE evening of Two-Spirit films, featuring:
“Deep Inside Clint Star” by Clint Alberta (National Film Board)
Two-Spirit filmmaker seeks advice on how to make a postmodern porn film, starring young Indigenous characters like himself, told with humor and courage.
“Smudge, Don’t Judge” (No More Silence/Maggie’s Toronto Sex Worker Action Project)
A resource for service providers to help them assist Queer Indigenous community members who have survived violence.
Venue: 720 Spadina Avenue, Room 202
The venue is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible bathroom and an elevator to the second floor. All are welcome!
The event will be hosted by Alec Butler and Reilly Jones (bios below).
Alec Butler (He/Him, They/Them) is a Two-Spirit, Non-binary activist and award winning playwright, author and filmmaker. Author of the queer novella Rough Paradise which was recently published in Europe, the plays Black Friday? (Nominated for the Governor General’s Award), Medusa Rising, Cradle Pin and Shakedown and director of the films Misadventures of Pussy Boy, Trans Cabaret, Audrey’s Beard and My Friend Brindley. Butler is also a scholar in Indigenous Studies, their research focuses on Two-Spirit Queer Indigenous Literatures.
Alec is of Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) and settler (French/Irish) descent originally from Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia).
Reilly Jones (She/Her) is a white settler. She is the co-coordinator of the External Education team at the University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre, and a graduate student in public health. Her professional background is in the sexual and reproductive rights of people living with HIV, refugee immigration law, epidemiology, and sexual health education. She also enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and scheduling herself so tightly that she has to run between appointments.
There will be snacks. There will be tea. Don’t miss out!