“Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour have a long history of organizing in Mississauga, although this activism has not always resembled efforts in other parts of the GTA.”

On Thursday, June 8th we met with the QTBIPOC In Sauga community members for an evening conference that addressed the challenges faced by Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the City of Mississauga, the Peel Region and other suburban areas in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

This panel discussion featured a discussion panel with LYNX SAINTE-MARIE, Afro+Goth Poet, multimedia artist, activist and educator of the Jamaican diaspora, and ROSINA KAZI, artist, activist, community organizer and social justice advocate, moderated by ARV. We had the pleasure of hearing about the challenges and experiences of being in the QTIBIPOC community in suburban communities with special live performances by members of QTBIPOC Sauga and a special solo performance by Rosina Kazi of LAL.

Here’s a look at the panel discusson:

A HUGE thank you goes out to all those who made it out and QTBIPOC In Sauga for allowing the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Border Crossings project to be apart of this experience.

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