POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. This event aims to give a space and a mic to self-identified people of colour and/or indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together. Come out, come speak, come listen!
Festrell / Lukayo Faye Catherine Estrella is a spoken word artist, freelance writer, and community organizer whose work has been described as both hilarious and moving. Lukayo is a settler on a portion of Turtle Island, a.k.a. Canada, who immigrated with their blood relatives from a lovely archipelago colonized in the name of King Philip II, a.k.a. the Philippines. They is a proud, sex-positive genderqueer, geek, transfeminist, survivor, and animist who is part of the Bikolano/Filipino diaspora. They is also known as a performer, writer, educator, and community organizer who works with Agitate! (The Queer People of Colour Network), Jer’s Vision, Kawala (Filipino Youth, Students, and Workers Collective), Philippine Migrants Society of Canada, and the Ontario Committee of Human Rights in the Philippines. Their service work focuses on deepening the understanding of intersectionality to resist oppression through a combination of direct action, education, healing justice, liberation space, decolonization, and creative expression.
Sign-up @ 7.30
Show @ 8.00
This is an accountable space- no misogynist/queerphobic/racist/oppressive shit tolerated at this event.