“I definitely want the Black community to see that drag is for us”
Authenticity and empowerment pulsed through the audience at the Phi Centre on the night of Feb. 21. One year after the first iteration of this unforgettable all-Black drag show, Afro Drag took to the stage for its third edition.
Unleashing the Poet in You
On Feb. 21, more than two dozen people crowded Mile End’s Drawn & Quarterly bookstore to celebrate two book releases: Joshua Neves’ Underglobalization: Beijing’s Media Urbanism and the Chimera of Legitimacy and Megan Fernandes’ Good Boys.
Activists, Bookstores, Zinesters, Crafters Connect
Students heading to class, commuters on their way to the metro, and seekers of respite from the cold had their paths through Concordia’s EV Building diverted on Feb. 20 by the Alternative Media Fair.
A Poem About Getting in the Artistic Zone
Unveiling a Scathing Investigation into Anti-Blackness in Canada
On Feb. 12, writer and journalist Desmond Cole launched his book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power at Montreal’s Drawn and Quarterly. The book is a realistic account of historical and contemporary anti-Blackness in Canada.
“I think what’s beneficial is the gathering of the village”
The fourth edition of Queer Performance Camp wrapped up two weeks of workshops, residencies, and performances with a pyjama party—a fitting crescendo for a festival that exists as much to carve out space for queer connection as it does to support the work of the community’s diverse artists.
Hot Pick of the Week: ‘Our Dance of Revolution’ Screening on Monday
I hope you check out some of these events this week, especially Massimadi, the Afro LBTQ+ film and art festival happening between Feb. 20 and 29.
“It’s Like Reading the Diary of Your Smartest Friend”
Love Speech by Xiaxouan / Sherry Huang is a short auto-theoretical reflection on the nature of language, what makes it hurtful or loving. It is both dense and poetic; written and illustrated; prosaic and photographic.
“I know somewhere there are dimensions where you don’t”
“Creature Of Time”
A Mosaic of Liberating Creative Performances
On Jan. 6, Poetry Nite returned in full force, debuting their first open mic of 2020. The event took place at La Poubelle Magnifique (formerly Chez Morrígan), located just blocks away from Concordia’s downtown campus.