Volunteer Opportunity (on behalf of a community partner): Consider volunteering for the Queer Arts Festival (QAF) 2017!
"QAF is an annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. Recognized as one of the top 5 festivals of its kind worldwide (Melbourne Sun Herald), QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings.
"This year, Pride in Art Society dedicates our 2017 Queer Arts Festival, UnSettled, to Indigenous art and artists by turning over programming to Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+-identified Indigenous creators. In our collaboration with Indigenous arts organizations and artists and taking our lead from them, we aim to counteract the established power imbalances of colonial privilege, with the recognition that Two-Spirit people are already a part of our community and organizational mandate.
"We have shifts during the festival from the 17th June until the 28th June, as well as prep/install and strike shifts before and after the festival. Our opening night on the 17th is usually one of the most exciting nights for volunteers, as they get to be part of an important social event and meet many interesting people from within the community. Volunteers will have a chance to see shows at the festival and will be invited to our special closing party."
Information can be found on their website.
Information Session for Parents and Caregivers of Trans, Two-Spirit & Gender Creative children and youth
Hello friends and colleagues,
Trans Care BC is organizing two Information Sessions with parents and caregivers of transgender, Two-Spirit and gender creative children and youth over the next two months.
This 1 hour toll-free teleconference call will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to:
WHEN: There are two dates for parents and caregivers to choose from:
Wednesday December 14, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm OR
Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm
(Please note that our Surrey PFLAG meeting is on December 14th, and our next Vancouver meeting is January 18th - please take these dates into account before you book the teleconference).
Trans Care BC was established as a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in Fall 2015 as a result of input from members of transgender communities, parents, health care providers and stakeholders. This program continues to evolve and support the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for transgender, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people across BC.
If you have QUESTIONS about the teleconference calls and/or if parents and caregivers want to REGISTER for one of the teleconference calls, please contact:
Cindy Holmes, Family Network Consultant: email@example.com
For more information about Trans Care BC, go to:
News & Updates
We'll keep you updated regarding meetings and other events around town