Tickets will be PWYC, available on a sliding scale from $5-20 (with a few free tix available for folx who need them). A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Not Another Black Life, an organization that funds and supports Black & Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ folks, and will be used specifically for their fund for trans women in the Greater Toronto Area. Reserve your spot now by clicking on eventbrite link on their Facebook page.
I am an ambiguously multiracial Blackish-Jewish-Scottish intersection of ancestors working to craft a culture of care, abolish white supremacy, redistribute wealth and replace capitalism with community goodness. Find me feeding people, caring for community, serving up radical books and biscuits with a warm welcome at The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books @biscuiteater a rural cafe and bookstore I co-own with my family in Mahone Bay, NS. Whether it is mothering; stepping up as the only candidate of Black descent for any party in Nova Scotia during the 43 federal election in 2019; organizing creative economies with Maritime Makers and Oh My! Handmade; holding governments, leaders, and companies like Etsy accountable to ethics and human rights; questioning everything or writing and reading as if my life depends on words (it does) I know this to be true: you matter, we belong, I care.
Rajesh Sankat (he/him) is a second generation, West-Indian kid who grew up in Toronto. He is a recognized leader and innovator in municipal civic engagement, and currently works for Parks and Recreation at the City of Toronto. His work focuses on local civic engagement in the City, where he strives to build more recognition for and awareness of the way in which public assets and land reflect – or need to better reflect – community voices and needs. Rajesh enjoys cheese plates, his friends, and Bananagrams.
Margeaux Feldman (she/her) is a writer, educator, and community builder currently living on Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary, AB. She identifies as a cisgender queer femme, sick babe, and trauma BB from a working-class poor family. Margeaux’s academic and creative writing explore the connections between complex trauma and chronic illness and answer the question: in a world that seeks to oppress and divide us, how do we care for ourselves and others? This question drives all of the work she does in the world, whether it’s leading workshops on conflict resolution, creating community events, or being a human on the internet. She’s a Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Rising, and Aries Moon, which she translates into #ZeroChill. You can learn more about her via her website: margeaxufeldman.com.
ASHLEY OBSCURA (b. 1988) is a Mexican-Canadian, multi-disciplinary writer and publisher. She has published two poetry collections: Ambient Technology (Metatron, 2018) and I Am Here (Metatron, 2014). Recently, her creative focus has been on new media poetics and interactive narrative, writing for the video game Songs of the Lost, and the virtual reality experience Museum of Symmetry (National Film Board of Canada). In addition to her creative work, Obscura is the Founder and Managing Editor of Metatron Press, a literary publisher.