DEADLINE: October 31st, 2021
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto invites you to participate in the Sex Salon!
About the series: The Sex Salon is a space to exchange ideas, make art and community, and create dialogue
around gender and sexual diversity, 2SLGBTQIA+ organizing, and the development of critical sexuality studies.
We seek to ensure that the Sex Salon serves queer and trans communities in the Greater Toronto Area (and
beyond) and will be committed to cultivating spaces that decenter elitist and Global North-centered knowledge.
For examples of past events, you can view a select archive online.
Format: Responding to disruptions brought on by COVID-19, Sex Salon is a digital event series taking place between November 2021 and June 2022. In addition to traditional academic presentations, events can take the form of artist talks, community roundtables, panels, workshops, film screenings, artistic installations, and other forms of community-based knowledge dissemination. Alternative event-presentation formats are welcomed and encouraged!
If you have an event in mind that involves multiple people/organizations based in or outside of Toronto,* please note in your proposal how you envision this event to take place and their importance to the proposed space. We especially encourage QTBIPoC folks, community organizers, under/graduate students, artists and 2SLGBTIA+ community organizations including and especially grassroots collectives to contribute to our series.
Recognizing that the very nature of online events can perpetuate barriers, the Sex Salon 2021-2022 Committee is committed to reducing barriers, and are committed to securing supports such as ASL interpretation, simultaneous language interpretation, captioning, safety mechanisms, etc.
*Please note that due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, all events will be held online. While recognizing the limitations this pandemic has placed on our lives, we also see it as an opportunity for engaging communities outside the GTA in Sex Salon 2021 – 2022 and encourage proposals coming from across Ontario, Canada and globally.
Note: For the 2021-2022 event series, we are not able to offer honorariums to presenters.