A workshop and discussion on the disappearing spaces and immense gentrification that has impacted queer womxn in Toronto’s gay village and beyond. This workshop is particularly interested in the precarious history of spaces held by queer womxn. This will be an opportunity to learn about past spaces, in hopes to find solutions for our present day community. The intergenerational panel will be followed by a community discussion. This event is for self-identified queer women, non-binary and trans folx.
Lulu Wei is a Toronto based filmmaker and cinematographer. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Her work explores themes of urbanization and cultural identity. Her short films and installations have been screened and exhibited at various festivals such as Images Festival, Planet In Focus Film Festival and Inside Out Film Festival. She has worked as a cinematographer and camera operator on numerous projects, most recently on John Greyson’s latest feature Last Car. She is currently working on her first feature, a documentary about the redevelopment of the Honest Ed’s block, which received funding from the Telefilm Talent to Watch program.
Thursday, March 7, 2019. 7:00-9:00pm.