PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS

I am available for talks, workshops, keynotes, round-tables, panel curation & facilitation which are held at the intersections of queer and decolonial praxis on subjects related to art, love, community leadership, resistance and resilience, aesthetic and political practices, colonial history, gender equality etc. Below is a list of my past public engagements. Should you want to book me for such an event, please email me at kama@lamackerel.net

2019: Décoloniser le genre et troubler la binarité, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal CA

2019: On Queer Indigenous Writing, in conversation with Lindsay Nixon, l’Euguélionne, Librairie féministe, Montreal CA

2019: Samoan Queer Lives Booklaunch, in discussion with the co-editors Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Yuki Kihara, Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange: Asian-Indigenous relations in contemporary arts, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2019: Navigating Arts Institutions as Marginalized Artists, in conversation with Shanice Nicole and Dona La Luna, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Montreal CA

2019: Art, Femininity, Healing and Resistance, in conversation with Dayna Danger, In/visible: the Body as Reflective Site, McClure Gallery, Montreal CA

2019: Trans Resistance as Anticolonial Resistance, On the Margins of Legal Change Conference, McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal CA

2019: My Body Is the Ocean, Indian Ocean and Creole Studies Speaker Series, Yale University, New Haven, USA

2019: Empowerment from the Margins: Lessons in Surviving and Thriving, Education for Empowerment: Uplifting Voices Symposium, Faculty of Education, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2019: Not Choosing the Lesser Life: Notes on How to Find and Live your Purpose, International Women’s Week, Dawson College, Montreal CA

2019: La carte postale comme artefact colonial, Mémoires et Portraits, articule, Montreal CA

2019: Decolonizing Gender Narratives, Honouring Trans Histories, Cinema Politica, Montreal CA

2019: First-person Narratives in Contemporary Québec Literature, Lux Magna Festival, Montreal CA

2019: Decolonizing Institutions: Unpacking Colonial Practices, McGill University, Montreal CA

2019: Peaux épaisses et armures féminines: décolonialité, genre et résistance dans les pratiques esthétiques QTBIPOC, Cogitez – DÉF. Réfléchir de façon laborieuse, Oeil de Poisson, Québec CA

2018: HANDBOOK: Supporting Queer and Trans Students in Art and Design Education, in conversation with Anthea Black and Jenny Lin, Artexte, Montreal CA

2018: Creating Safe(r) Spaces for Storytelling and Healing, in conversation with Kim Ninkuru, Fierté Montréal, Montreal CA

2018: Anti-oppression et décolonialité dans les arts et la culture contemporaines au Québec, Congrès annuel du Regroupement des Centres d’Artistes Autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), Trois-Rivières, CA

2018: Translating Decolonial Poetics, Traduire le Vivant, 17è Édition de l’Odyssée de la traductologie, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2018: Transitioning Identities, Transitioning Institutions: Lessons from a Trans Femme of Colour Artist, The Arts of Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Lives Conference, Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University, Montreal CA

2018: There is enough space for our narratives in the world, Fierté en Hiver, Faculty of Arts and Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2018: Rage, Love and the Imperative of Advocating for Yourself, Vanier College International Women’s Week, Montreal CA

2018: Storytelling as a Healing Practice, Dawson College War & Peace Week, Montreal CA

2018: Resilience in the Artistic Practices of Femmes of Colour, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Black History Month, Winnipeg CA

2017: On Entitlement, Love and Justice, A Panel on Cultural Appropriation, Montréal, Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal CA

2017: Visual Activism: the post-colonial retelling of family histories in Zanele Muholi’s photography, MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Centre Clark, Montreal CA

2017: Queer Artists on Tour, Queer Performance Camp, Studio 303, Montreal, CA

2017: GENDER B(L)ENDER: community, archives and the queer nightlife, Feminist Media Studio, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2017: Online and Onstage: Trans Artists in Action,  LGBTTIQA2S Lives: Our Struggles, Our Victories, Our Challenges, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2017: My Body Is the Ocean: decolonial poetics in praxis, P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts, McGill University, Montreal CA

2017: Prendre Place: Interrogating the politics of place in contemporary performance, Prendre Place, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal CA

2017: Peux épaisses et armures féminines: décoloniser le genre et re-imaginer la libération, ID-est, Université de Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski CA

2017: Peux épaisses et armures féminines: décoloniser le genre et re-imaginer la libération, Semaine Interculturelle/Intersection, Université de Montréal, Montreal CA

2016: Healing the Past, Imagining Possibilities: femme of colour magic, art & resistance, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, CA

2016: Navigating Art Institutions as a Grassroots Artist, in conversation with Kai Cheng Thom, Inter-realities, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2016: Decolonial Poetics as Resistance, CC:MTL, Never Apart Gallery, Montreal CA

2016: From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: On Femme of Colour Art, Organizing and Resistance, Schwules Museum, Berlin Germany

2016: Rewriting Colonial History: Art Practices from the Margins, The Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin Germany

2016: Re-imagining Ancestries, Re-writing Gender Histories, The New School for Dance Development, Amsterdam Holland

2016: Poétique décoloniale et résistance: l’art des “femmes of colour,” La Mutinerie, Paris France

2016: Accessibility and Community Engagement in the Arts, Fine Arts Speaker Series, Department of Art History, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2016: Grasping at Power through Language: Resistance through Poetry and the Law, In the Streets and in the Court, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal CA

2016: Decolonizing History Through the Arts, International Development Studies, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke CA

2015: Nails, make-up and armours: existing and resisting at the intersections of race and femininity, Qouleur, Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal CA

2015: Nails, make-up and armours: existing and resisting at the intersections of race and femininity, Anchor Archive Residency, Roberts Street Social Centre, Halifax CA

2015: What’s love got to do with our politics?, Qouleur Festival Keynote, Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal CA

2015: From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: on femme of colour art, organizing and resistance, Thick Skin Speaker Series, Centre for Gender Advocacy, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2015: From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: on femme of colour art, organizing and resistance, The Tait/Chattopadhyay Memorial Humanities Lecture, Champlain College, Lennoxville CA

2014: Story-telling and Intergenerational Conversations in Queer Art, Generations of Queer Onsite @ OCADU, Toronto CA

2014: Drag on a dime! D-I-Y performance, Asian Arts Freedom School, Montreal CA

2014: Drag on a dime! D-I-Y performance, Union for Gender Empowerment, McGill University, Montreal CA

2014: Story-telling as Resistance, Institute for Women and Gender Studies (IGSF), McGill University, Montreal CA

2014: Racialized Artists in the Québec Arts, Montreal Monochrome II, Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal CA

2014: Race Representations in Contemporary Arts and Cultural Production, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal CA

2013: Anti-racist arts at the Intersections of Queer Organizing, Bureau de lutte contre l’homophobie, Montreal CA

2013: Artivism: Deploying Arts and Crafts for Social Change, RATS-9 Gallery, Qouleur Festival, Montreal CA

2013: Public Performances and Acts of Resistance, Brock University Pride Keynote, Brock University, Ste Catherine CA

2012: Queer Art: Challenges to QTBIPOC Performers in Montreal, Inter-generational Live Talk Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto CA

2012: From the Margins to the Centre: Challenging Contemporary Arts, 2-qtbipocmontreal: an arts festival, articule, Montreal CA