C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies


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C2C: Two-Spirit and QPOC: A Call to Conversation with LGBT and Allies


Friday October 20th 2017 - Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am        Registration and Reception

9:00 - 9:45 am             Greetings and Opening Welcome

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

     Plenary Theme: History, Origin, and Resurgence -- This panel features long-time 2S/QPOC advocates sharing their knowledge and experience of the origin and history of the 2S/QPOC movement.

     Plenary Speakers: dione haynes, Myra Laramee, Albert McLeod, Raven Heavy Runner

     Moderator: Chantal Fiola

     Round Table Discussion #1

12:00 pm - 1:20pm     LUNCH

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

     Plenary Theme: Family: Sharing Our Stories -- The Johnston and Sinclair families open up about the challenges and joys of having LGBT family members. This is an opportunity for local 2S and QPOC families to share their family story of acceptance and love within the family as well as ongoing struggles.

     Plenary Theme Speakers: Johnston Family and Sinclair Family

     Moderator: Uzoma Chioma

     Round Table Discussion #2

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm    World Café Presentations 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm     DINNER

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm   QTPOC – DROP the MIC OFF CAMPUS at The Good Will 

     Speakers/Artists:  Hiromi Goto, Syrus Marcus Ware, Joshua Whitehead


Saturday October 21st 2017 - Day 2

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Welcome Back

     Plenary Theme: Education Resurgence -- The education system has the potential to be a transformative and empowering influence for 2S and QPOC communities, despite the ways it has contributed to the historical and ongoing erasure of 2S people and QPOC. The speakers on this panel will discuss efforts being made at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels to correct this erasure and promote empowerment of 2S and QPOC students, as well as identifying the gaps within the education system where education has failed to live up to its empowering potential for 2S people and QPOC.

     Plenary Speakers: Lori Campbell, OmiSoore Dryden, Camryn Harlick (Canadian Federation of Students), Jade Peek (Canadian Federation of Students), Alex Wilson     

     Moderator: Sharanpal Ruprai

     Round Table Discussion #3

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm  LUNCH

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

     Plenary Theme: Institutions -- The speakers on this panel will discuss efforts being made within their various institutions such as community health centers, Native Youth Sexual Health Network and academic circles. They will address the gaps and success regarding how their respected institutions have addressed Two-Spirit people and Queer People of Colour concerns.

     Plenary Speakers: Emma Allan (NYSHN), Marjorie Beaucage, Peetanacoot Nenakawekapo (Nine Circles Community Health Centre), Destry Love Roan (NYSHN), Jack Saddleback

     Moderator: Jarita Greyeyes

     Round Table Discussion #4

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm   World Café Presentations 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm   DINNER

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm   Red Rising Issue Launch at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in partnership with INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE Dayna Danger

     Speakers/Artists:  Dayna Danger, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Albert McLeod, Joshua Whitehead


Sunday October 22st 2017 - Day 3

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

     Plenary Theme: Creative Practice -- Creative expression, cultural production, and activisms work in concert with each other in the impressive works by the speakers featured on this panel. At the core of these artists’ approaches to creative practice and reconciliation are issues of identity, representation, and voice. Today, as cultural workers, they share their dreams for their communities and strategies for engagement with art and writing to empower and center 2S people and QPOC.

     Plenary Speakers: Gwen Benaway, Rosanna Deerchild, Hiromi Goto, Syrus Marcus Ware

     Moderator: Jenny Heijun Wills

     Round Table Discussion #5

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm  LUNCH

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

     Plenary Roundtable Summit Report

     Plenary Facilitators: Chantal Fiola and Sharanpal Ruprai (conference chairs)

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm   Closing Feast at Thunderbird House

     With performances by Gwen Benaway, Rosanna Deerchild, Southern Thunderbird Drum Group


Download the complete program PDF here: 

C2C Program

NOTE: Our intention is to create a supportive and positive conference environment. We wish to reduce potential barriers to participation so that the conference can be an inclusive space for conversation.