SPEAK B(L)ACK – a Black History Month spoken word show
SPEAK B(L)ACK is an evening of spoken word, where we open the stage for self-identifying Black folks to rhyme, to spit, to lash out, to rant, to rap, to let their voice boom across winter skies, to breathe in, to breathe out, to cry, to laugh, to make us laugh…
Kama La Mackerel
+ OPEN MIC!
The featured artists will open the show, which will be followed by an open mic! Any self-identifying Black person may perform any form of spoken word (slam, story-telling, oration, rap etc.), and trans, gender non-conforming, femme, queer, neuro-diverse and disabled Black folks are particularly encouraged to take the mic!
Those wanting to perform as part of the open mic may register in advance by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/JKxjy8icLj9RQ2CM2
SPEAK B(L)ACK is an opportunity to speak black and to speak back. SPEAK B(L)ACK is also a response to Michèle Lalonde’s nationalist poem “Speak White.”
Co-presented by Kama La Mackerel, Artist in Residence, P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts, the Social Equity and Diversity Office (SEDE), the Black Students’ Network (BSN), and MASS (McGill African Studies Association).
Refreshments will be served!
The evening will be hosted by Kama La Mackerel.
WHERE & WHEN:
McGill University | William Shatner University Centre (SSMU Building)
3480 McTavish Street | SSMU Ballroom | 3rd Floor
Friday, February 17, 2017
+ Event is free and open to the public
+ Note that there is extensive construction on McTavish Street and surrounding McGill that may present challenges/delays
+ The building is wheelchair accessible
+ Gender neutral washrooms are available on the 4th floor
+ Please refrain from or limit the use of scented products
+ Childcare will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get in contact with the organizers of Black History Month 2017, please email email@example.com. We welcome your questions and feedback!
The Self-Love Cabaret: l’amour se conjugue à la première personne
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CHUN HUA CATHERINE DONG IN COLLAB WITH CARLA COMA, ENOK RIPLEY & JACQUELINE VAN DE GEER
DONA LA LUNA
SQUINKY & THE SQUINKETTES
Curated and hosted by KAMA LA MACKEREL, Artist in Residence, P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts
7000 Ave du Parc H2N 1X1
Parc Metro//STM bus 80
**14 FEB 2015**
**PWYC (no-one turned away for lack of funds)**
“The Self-Love Cabaret: l’amour se conjugue à la première personne,” now in its 5th year, is an anti-Valentine’s artistic manifesto that seeks to challenge consumerist, capitalist, normative & nationalist aspects of Valentine’s Day in an attempt to celebrate oneself and the love for oneself, as opposed to the celebration of coupledom.
Join these (mostly queer and trans) artists of colour for an evening of explicitly feminist, queer, anti-racist and anti-colonial performances! There will be poetry, music, dance, interactive pieces and a few surprises. The evening will be hosted by Kama La Mackerel.
It is possible to enter Cafe l’Artère in a wheelchair, but there is no automatic button on the front door. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible bathrooms are at the McDonalds’ on Parc and Jean Talon, 220 metres away.
This event is also happening within the context of Social Justice Days 2017:
POSTER DESIGN BY JUDYNA: http://judynapres.com/