A Film + Lecture Series


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UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series will highlight diverse campus voices including faculty, staff, students and activists.

Monday, May 29, 2017
UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Library Archives (5th floor library)

Museum Queeries: Intersectional Interventions
Heather Milne & Hailey Primrose 

Heather Milne is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg where she teaches in the areas of queer theory, queer literature, feminist theory, and women’s writing. She co-directs the Museum Queeries project with Angela Failler. Her current research focuses on contemporary North American feminist poetics with a specific interest in the ways in which twenty-first century women poets engage with neoliberalism, affect, and the posthuman. She has recently completed a book manuscript titled Poetry as Political Practice: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in North American Feminist Poetics (forthcoming with University of Iowa Press) and is currently preparing a volume of Rachel Zolf’s poetry for publication in the Laurier Poetry Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press). She is the co-editor of Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House, 2009).

Hailey Primrose is a queer Métis undergraduate student completing a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies here at the University of Winnipeg. With a focus on queer, trans and anti-racist feminist discourse, her goal is to contribute to feminist ideology through a decolonizing and queer-centered framework. In addition to her studies, Hailey works as an RA with Dr. Karen Harlos (University of Winnipeg), contributing to knowledge gaps surrounding LGBTQ employees and workplace bullying and mistreatment. In the future, her interest lies in completing an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies and Indigenous Studies. 

Weighing the options: Creating safer on-campus spaces for women-identified and non-binary students
Jacq Pelland  

Jacq Pelland is a Metis two-spirit student living on Treaty 1 territory, in the homeland of the Metis Nation. She has contributed to the spearheading of advocacy groups focusing on better rights for youth after exiting Manitoba CFS care, LGBTTQIA and Muslim solidarity in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, as well as the campus-based Inclusive Gym Initiative aiming to ensure that woman-identified and non-binary students feel capable of accessing the fitness facilities in reasonable comfort and safety. 

The issue of biphobia within the LGBT Community and its significance in the struggle for equality
Anthony Anirud 

Anthony Anirud is a lawyer, human rights practitioner and educator. He commenced the role of the Human Rights Officer at the University of Winnipeg at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.  He previously conducted investigations at the Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Prevention Unit with the Ontario Government.  He was also the first Director or Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility at Trent University and also Head of Equality, Diversity & Community Engagement at Falmouth University in England.  He has also taught human rights law courses in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and was formerly a human rights adjudicator at the Ontario Human Rights Commission during the transition to the revised human rights process in Ontario under Bill 107. He has been a frequent presenter at a various national and international human rights conferences.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Two-Spirit People of MB host 30th anniversary of 1st Winnipeg Pride march panel discussion

11:30am – 1:00 pm, Room 2M70

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
One Gay City, a documentary film screening followed by Q&A with Director Aaron Floresco

12:00 -1:30pm, Library Archives (5th floor library)

Thursday, June 1, 2017
UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Library Archives (5th floor library)

White bones: An exploration of the skeletons in a white boy’s closet
Rafael Terrain

Rafael Terrain is a white settler born & raised in Winnipeg, with ancestry connecting them back to Russia, Austria and the Netherlands. They identify as transgender, queer & non-binary. They are working to connect their personal experience and community involvement in the West and North ends of the city with their education as a 2nd year student in the department of Urban & Inner City Studies.

Unaccountable intimacies: The queer life of social death
Tapji Garba 

Tapji Garba is a student in Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. His research is in Black Studies, with particular attention to the history of slavery, and its afterlife.

Christina Hajjar 

An interdisciplinary artist, organizer, and student, Christina Hajjar explores resistance, feminism, and identity by making, thinking, writing, moving, and sharing. She is a queer femme cis woman and first generation Lebanese-Canadian living in Winnipeg, Manitoba which is Treaty 1 Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Her practice grapples with themes of diaspora, self-exploration, and intergenerational trauma/knowledge. She is a member of CONSTELACIONES artist collective, a co-founder of QTPOC (queer and trans people of colour) Drop the Mic, co-editor of Whiny Femmes, and a committee member of Flux Gallery.

Ah Sugar
Roewan Crowe

Artist and writer Roewan Crowe is energized by acts of disruption, radical transformation and the tactical deployment of self-reflexivity. Born under the big skies of Saskatchewan and raised in scofflaw Alberta, Crowe left the prairies to deepen her engagements with art and feminism, and to do graduate studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. A return to the prairies inspired art and writing centered on queer feminist reclamation practices. Crowe’s paid gig: Associate Professor and Chair in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Museum Queeries: Intersectional Interventions into Museum Cultures and Practices keynote lecture

4:00pm, Eckhardt Gramatté Hall
Followed by a public reception from 6:00-7:00pm, Eckhardt Gramatté foyer

Resistance, Fear, Assuagement: Queerness in the Embodied/Disembodied Representations of First Nations’ Peoples in Museums
Dr. Sandy O’Sullivan, Batchelor Institute, Northern Territory of Australia

Dr. O’Sullivan’s keynote lecture discusses research she has undertaken for the last six years supported by the Australian Government. This study, which explores the representation and engagement of First Nations’ Peoples in the national museum space, led Dr. O’Sullivan to visit over 470 museums across the countries now known as Australia, the United States and Great Britain. This lecture opens the Museum Queeries: Intersectional Interventions into Museum Cultures and Practices workshop. 

Wiradjuri (Aboriginal Australian) researcher, Dr. Sandy O’Sullivan, is the Director of the Centre for Collaborative First Nations’ Research at Batchelor Institute in the Northern Territory of Australia. Sandy has a PhD in Fine Art and Performance and has been an academic across performance, design, museum studies, gender studies, and First Nations’ perspectives for more than two decades. She is an enduring National Learning and Teaching Fellow, is appointed to the publishing board of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and has recently completed an internationally-focused Australian Research Council program examining the representation and engagement of First Peoples across 450 museums and keeping places in Australia, the US and Great Britain.

To learn more about the project and workshop, visit