Pride was born during a revolution. 51 years ago in Greenwich Village, New York, members of the queer BIPOC community (most notably, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson) had enough of police brutality towards the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and took a stand that was felt the world over. In honour of their courage and tenacity, we ask our slam poets to examine within their pieces what queer sexual liberation and justice means to them.
We welcome folks from all decades, all backgrounds, all genders and no genders, to join us as we recount tales of blossoming desires, audacious defiance, and sheer strength in the face of adversities.
Slam Poetry is not a passive experience. Slam Poetry stomps its feet and rattles the bars of complicity to create movements that challenge the status quo.
Due to limited seating and Covid-19 restrictions, interested audience members will be required to pre-register in groups of 4 with PEERS Alliance.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be required upon entry, let’s keep each other safe during this Pride season.
Click here to fill out the pre-registration form.