Wednesday, 25 January 2012

things i wish i could attend...

The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center & Queer Cultural Center present: "Queer Ancestors," Prints by Queer Young Artists

Reception Thursday, January 26th, 7 to 9 pm
LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
Prints on exhibition January 18th to February 16th

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Exhibition generously supported by the San Francisco Arts COmmission, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, Chrysalis Studio, THe LGBT Community Center, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.


Thurs Jan 26th,
Mortreal, Quebec

Join us for a community discussion on building bridges between art and social activism organized by the Howl! arts collective. The event will feature presentations by accomplished grassroots artists that are working to explore links between their artistic practice and str...uggles for social justice, followed by an open discussion. Howl! is presenting this event within the context of a Conservative majority government that is enacting economic austerity policies that undercut support for the arts and threaten the social fabric of our communities.

a panel discussion moderated by Kevin Lo

presentations by

* Coco Riot. visual artist / community activist.

An artist and a queer and migrant activist, Coco Riot loves exploring the multiple possibilities of drawing through installations, graphic novels, animation films etc. Coco is the outreach coordinator of the artist-run center articule (Montreal) and the graphic designer of the social graphic design studio The Public in Toronto.

* Freda Guttman. visual artist / community activist.

Freda is a native of Montreal, has been a practising artist for over 45 years. In the 1980's she quit teaching art in order to situate her work into the realm of the political beyond art galleries for a participatory and broad range of viewers. She created two very large installations which toured Canada extensively for several years, in artist-run centres: “Guatemala: The Road of War” and“The Global Menu”. She has also created several small installations about the Palestinian struggle. In 2003, she co-curated an exhibition, “Artists Against the Occupation”, with Rawi Hage in Montreal and has shown her work in numerous “Artists Against the Occupation” exhibits all over the world. She recently completed a continuum of five installations globally entitled, “Notes From the 20th" which was a ten year project.

* Malcolm Guy. filmmaker / activist / Productions Multi-Monde.

Malcolm Guy is an anti-imperialist activist and filmmaker. He is General Secretary of the International League of People's Struggle, an anti-imperialist formation representing more than 350 grass root organizations from 40 countries. He is a founding member of the Centre for Philippine Concerns and the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. On the film front, Malcolm is President of Productions Multi-Monde, a production company he co-founded in 1987. Malcolm contributed to establishing the international film fest Rencontres International du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) and the Observatoire du Documentaire. He also helped organize the first-ever International Conference of Progressive Culture, held in the Philippines in July 2011 under the theme: People's Art - shaping the society of the future.

* Vincent Tinguely. poet / writer / CKUT radio host

Vincent Tinguely is a Montreal writer and poet. His work has appeared in Four Minutes to Midnight no. 10, Canadian Poetry no. 64, and the Poetry-Quebec website. He is the co-author of Impure — Reinventing the word, a book about the Montreal spoken word scene. He’s currently the managing editor of, a webzine devoted to performance poetry, spoken word, dub poetry and beyond.

Howl! arts collective


Newcastle, UK
(29th Feb onwards)

LOUDER NOW! is a monthly screening of films of a feminist nature at The Star and Shadow Cinema, presented by The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University. It is intended that these films will enlighten, provoke and spar...k discussion, build networks, and perhaps inspire action. Each film will showcase a different aspect of feminist thought and politics, be introduced by a specialist and post-film discussion will be encouraged. LOUDER NOW! promotes an open atmosphere where every opinion, thought and feeling will be respected.

Dates for your diary: 29th February, 26th April, 24th May, 28th June, 04th October, 01st November, 06th December

LOUDER NOW! is brought to the Star and Shadow with support from The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.

All LOUDER NOW! events are free to attend (although £1 membership to the Star and Shadow is required).


Wed 29th February, 7pm
Summer School
Guest Speakers: Marcie MacLellan (Summer School's director/producer), Dr Carolyn Pedwell (GRG, Newcastle University), Dr Kate Chedgzoy (GRG, Newcastle University).

Thur 26th April, 7.30pm
don’t need you: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl
Guest Speaker: Dr Julia Downes (Durham University)

Thur 24th May, 7.30pm
Eat the Kimono
Guest speaker: Dr Nobuko Anan (Northumbria University)

Thur 28th June, 7.30pm
Guest speaker: TBC

Thur 04th October, 7.30pm
Blind Spot
Guest speaker Prof Marie Cross

Thur 01st November, 7.30pm
Greenham Granny
Guest speaker: Prof Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck University)

Thur 06th December, 7.30pm
A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
Guest speaker: TBC

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