February 11, 2017
The Good Will (625 Portage Ave.)
QPOC Winnipeg presents: QTPOC Drop the Mic #5!
Celebrating queer and trans artists/writers/performers of colour during Genderfest ♥
$10 (/no one turned away)
Hosted by Serenity Joo.
Performers: Sharanpal Ruprai, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, MC Woke, User unknown, Like That, Hazim, Malaikah Rang’inya, and more!
QPOC merch & Angela Davis tickets for sale.
The event will be immediately followed by QPOC’s Pink + White dance party in the same venue! Your DTM cover valid for the dance party!
Queer and trans people of colour are welcome to sign up on the spot for a 5 minute slot to share storytelling, poetry, spoken word, comedy, music, dancing, instrumentals, and more. There will also be a guitar available for use.
We encourage people of all levels and all kinds of talent to participate. Please consider providing a Trigger Warning before your performance. Msg us if you have q’s!
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
There are single-stall gender-inclusive washrooms.
The venue is 18+ and there is alcohol sold at the venue.
We want to create a positive, open environment, free from oppressive comments and behaviour. Please be respectful of those who attend and perform.
We will not tolerate any sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or sexual harrassment on stage, from our guests, or from venue staff.
Please report any problematic behaviour to Christina Hajjar or Uzoma Chioma or let us know what we can do to create a more welcoming environment @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
What do we mean by “QT-”?
“Queer” and “trans” encompass a wide range of identities including but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, gender-variant, genderfluid, genderless, and non-binary.
What do we mean by “-POC”?
People who self identify as a person of colour. We hope to see a diversity of people of colour represented at this event.
Drop the Mic serves as an opportunity for queer and trans people of colour to take up space, be heard, and share parts of themselves. Recognizing the marginalization QTPOC face for both their race and their sexuality, this is a celebration of identity and a resistance to oppression.
We view structural inequality as not only abstractly caused by higher levels of power, but also as upheld and perpetuated by our very own POC, feminist, and queer(/lgbt) circles everyday.
Drop the Mic merges queer pride and racial pride and is an opportunity to broaden our perspectives, learn from each other, care for each other, listen with intent, and build solidarity. Getting on stage is a willingness to be vulnerable, a trust in co-created space, and a generous gift of expression that we are so lucky to take part in.