Queeriot 2011 is a radical convergence in Kingston from July 8-10 to bring queers together across lines of difference. As a centre of the prison industrial complex and the birthplace of the colonial nation called Canada, Kingston embodies the white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy. We’re calling on queers to cum together to disrupt this shit. Our skills, knowledge and bodies are weapons in this fight.
Following a successful Queeriot in Guelph in 2010, we are reconvening, and we want to think about and resist not only the way that mainstream gay organizations have fucked up queer organizing, but also the way that mainstream (often settler, often white) radical queer organizing can reproduce oppressive hierarchies.
Queeriot aims to create communities of resistance and solidarity that are anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-ableist, trans-positive, feminist, empowering, strong, critical, loving, supportive, inclusive, sex-positive, accountable and accessible. People, no matter how queer, who seek to reproduce the kinds of violence we are resisting or create divisions within our communities based on gender or sexual identity are not welcome. We seek to be always challenging and resisting sexism and misogyny within our communities.
Join the Queeriot!
Want to help us shake up Kingston during Queeriot? We’re looking for like-minded folks to contribute in a variety of roles.
Send your workshop or event ideas, offers of skills or support, feedback, questions or resources to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st, 2011.
This is not a conference! Please consider sharing your skills and knowledge in an open, anti-expert style.
Looking for inspiration?
Consider sharing knowledge related to direct action skill sharing, DIY skill sharing, queer strategies for critiquing settler/colonialism, anti-homonationalism and anti-homonormativity, queer Indigeneity and Indigenous solidarity, qpoc positive movements and queer antiracist activism, anti-racist theory and practice, critiquing the military industrial complex and the prison industrial complex, community accountability/alternative forms of justice, radical queer (dis)ability politics, solidarity with Palestine and other occupied territories, anti-capitalism and anti-consumerism, trans, genderqueer and gender-variant access, resistance and representation, HIV/AIDS activism, forming radical queer communities and families, safer sex and creating cultures of consent, body positivity, sexual liberation, sex work and sex worker activism, anti-poverty and food security, queer migrant and refugee rights, resisting sexism, femmephobia, partiarchy and transmisogyny, and any other radical ideas you might have!