Workshops and presentations

Kama La Mackerel is available for workshops, talks, panels etc. in different contexts. Past talks, workshops and keynotes have included:

2016:

July 10, “Décoloniser l’histoire du genre et ré-imaginer la libération,” La Mutinerie, Paris, France

June 10, “Reimagining Ancestries, Rewriting Gender Histories,” University of Colour, School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 8, “From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: On Femme of Colour Art, Organizing and Resistance,” Radical Transfeminism Series, Millionaires Can Be Trans // You Are So Brave, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

June 6, “Not Your 101: Gender History Is Colonial History,”Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

May 16, “Thick Skin & Femme Armours: existing and resisting at the intersections of race and femininity,” Venus Envy, Halifax, NS

April 16, “Contemporary Poetics of Trans People of Colour,” in discussion with Star Amerasu and Christopher Soto, articule, Montreal, QC

March 31, “Anti-Oppression 101: In Theory and in Practice,” Gender Equity Centre, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC

March 31, “Decolonizing Gender Histories/Honouring the Ancestries, or why the spiritual is political,” 2016 International Studies Annual Symposium, Champlain College, Lennoxville, QC

Feb 17, “Community-engaged Arts within Grassroots Solidarity-based Practices,” In Practice: Community Engagement and Accessibility in the Arts, as part of Art Matters, Fine Arts Speaker Series, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Jan 30, “Grasping at Power Through Language: Resistance Through Poetry and The Law,” keynote of “In the Streets and In the Courts: un forum de droit radical,” Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, QC

2015:

November 13: “Beyond ‘No War”: Celebrating Resistance to Canadian Nationalism feat. Harsha Walia, Mostafa Henaway, Freda Huson,” as part of #DemilitarizeThis, McGill University, Montreal, QC

November 6: “Envisioning Futures, Imagining Possibilities: Women of Colour Media-makers in Coversation feat. Chelsea Vowel, Shaina Agbayani, Carolin Huang & Kosi,” as part of Culture Shock, McGill University, Montreal, QC

November 3: “Peaux épaisses et armures féminines: résilience et résistance des personnes transféminines racisées,” Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

October 27: “From Thick Skin to Femme Armour: On Femme of Colour Art, Organizing and Resistance,” Tait-Chattopadhyay Memorial Humanities Lecture, the Humanities Department of the Lennoxville Campus of Champlain Regional College, Sherbooke, QC

September 20: “Writing Race, Writing Ancestry,” as part of Queen’s University Alt+Frosh, OPIRG-Kingston, Kingston, ON

August 17: “What’s love got to do with our politics?” Qouleur 2015 keynote panel, as part of Qouleur 2015, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal, QC

August 14: “Qouleur Talks 2015: feat. nyx zierhurt, Pavlo Lucero, Lynx Sainte-Marie Afro+Goth Poet,” as part of Qouleur 2015, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal, QC

August 13: “Nails, Make-up and Armours: existing and resisting at the intersections of race and femininity,” as part of Qouleur 2015, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI), Montreal, QC

July 22: “Nails, Make-up and Armours: existing and resisting at the intersection of race and femininity,” as part of Rad Pride Halifax, Venus Envy – Halifax, Halifax, NS

May 24: “Glamarchy: Black, Indigenous & Femmes of Colour Anti-Authoritarian Organizing in Dude-Centric Spaces,” as part of The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair,Centre d’Éducation Populaire de la Petite-Bourgogne et de St-Henri (CEDA), Montreal, QC

April 10: “From Thick Skin to Fierce Femme Armour: On Femme of Colour Art, Organizing and Resistance,” as part of The Centre For Gender Advocacy‘s Thick Skin: Reflections on Race, Gender and Political Resistance series, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

March 26: “Nails, Make-up and Armours: existing and resisting at the intersections of race and femininity,” as part of Radical Queer Semaine 2015, Aids Community Care of Montreal, Montreal, QC

2014:
September 16: “Drag on a dime! Your DIY drag workshop,” as part of the Asian Arts Freedom School, Café L’Artère, Montréal, QC

June 11: “Story-telling and the Generations of Queers,” as part of Generations of Queers, Onsite [at] OCADU, Toronto, ON

May 28: “Story-telling as Resistance,” as part of WMST200: Introduction to Women’s Studies, McGill University, Montréal, QC

May 16: Moderator of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME II, organized by articule and Montréal Arts Interculturels, MAI, Montréal, QC

April 4: Artist talk “The Relationship Between Art and Politics in Anti-Racist Organizing in Montréal,” as part of the Qouleur panel, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

February 19: “Drag on a Dime!” co-presented with drag artist, Tranna Wintour, in the context of Rad Sex Week (Union for Gender Empowerment, Queer McGill), McGill University, Montréal, QC

2013:
November 27: “Anti-racist Organizing at the Intersections of Queer Organizing: How It Got Better… Organized!” as part of the Launch of Videoqueer (Projet 10, Bureau de la lutte contre l’homophobie, Radical Queer Semaine), Café l’Artère, Montréal, QC

August 23: “Artivism: Deploying Arts and Crafts for Social Change,” as part of the Qouleur Festival 2013, RATS 9 Gallery, Montréal, QC

March 8: “Public Performances and Acts of Resistance,” Keynote delivered as part of Brock Student Pride, Brock University, Ste Catherine, ON

2012:
November 9: “Queer Art: Challenges to QTPOC Performing in Montréal,” as part of Elisha Lim’s Live Talkshow and Calendar Launch, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

August 16: “Dreams, Art and Resistance,” keynote and opening of 2-qtpocmontréal, articule artist-run centre, Montréal, QC