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Plant Buy & Bike Fix Benefit –> Ste-Emilie Skillshare

June 25, 2014

In support of the Ste-Emilie Skillshare, a QTPOC-led community art space facing eviction in Montreal, we will be selling plants, clothes and other items and fixing bicycles on a pay-what-you-can basis.

July 6th, 2014
10am – 6pm
662 Gladstone (near Dufferin/Bloor)

The Ste-Emilie Skillshare opened eight years ago with no budget and buckets of dreams. Drawing on years of community organizing experience skid-queer resiliency, the collective assembled a black and white darkroom, a functional fiber/paper screen printing studio and a community space to host events, share knowledge and provide temporary refuge from a hurtful world.

Now they are being evicted from their longtime home, a neighborhood already ravaged by gentrification. Seeing this as an opportunity to overcome adversity, they are hoping to move to a new space in the same neighborhood, but a space that is more accessible and welcoming to more people. To do this they’ll need cash. We’ll be organizing more fundraising events like this in Toronto in the near future, so please get in touch if you’d like to participate.

filth.thezine@gmail.com

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The Ste-Emilie Skillshare is a community art collective devoted to empowerment, self-determination and collective liberation. It is a space run by and for people who are trans, two-spirit, queer, Indigenous and/or people of colour and friends. As a collective of activists and artists, we work within an anti-oppression framework toward social and economic transformation. We share skills and resources to create art in the spirit of self-representation and revolution.

http://steemilieskillshare.org/

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