DIYPRIDE / Knit em’ Upcycle!

By August 12, 2015aco, community, event, Events, Ottawa, Queer

DIYPRIDE / Knit em’ Upcycle!

When you wanna get craft wild
Just go back and Knit ‘Em Up Cycle!

A Celebration for Ottawa Pride Week!

First & Foremost:
We would like to acknowledge and honour that all of the work we do is currently being done on unceded Algonquin Territory that was never given up and never surrendered.

presented by
the Queer Mafia

A DIY Family Friendly Craft Night
Snacks & Drinks + 90s R&B Spins

Button Making // Zine Making // String Art // & More

Feel free to bring your own crafts & supplies but there will be some materials available when you come.

If folks are interested in partaking in stringart there’s limited wooden boards & a $5 suggested donation. Also feel free to bring your own hammer & wooden board. We will provide the nails & string a plenty!

Where? AIDS Committee of Ottawa
19 Main Street, Ottawa
(Thanks for letting us use your space!)

Doors Open at 6:00pm

Free & Accessible event!

All genders welcome because pridin’ out is for errbody!


the Queer Mafia


AIDS Committee of Ottawa


Accessibility note:
ACO is an accessible venue. The washrooms are located on the main floor and are accessible as well.

The washrooms at this event will be gender neutral in recognition that so often gender variant, trans, two spirit and women identified people are at greater risk to violence and harassment. The QM hopes to create safer spaces for folks to be who they are and to enjoy their night free from violence and body policing. This includes making a commitment to providing gender-neutral washrooms.

“Safer Space Policy”:
QM collectively strives to create spaces that are free of as many barriers as possible as means to working towards liberation. This means that we are all responsible for creating the spaces we desire, by educating ourselves, each other and ensuring that we are continually engaging in these conversations and creating relationships of support and collective responsibility. While we recognize that no space is exclusively “safe” for anyone, we must collectively work towards mitigating harms. In response to certain experiences that have happened within our spaces, we have decided to remix ground rules to apply to a specific situation in which groups of people come together to make themselves vulnerable: our dance parties.

QM works towards recognizing dynamics of power and privilege that exist within society and which have historically oppressed our communities. We believe that these same dynamics and tensions exist within our own communities and we are working continuously towards addressing these tensions and creating supportive spaces. People participating in our events and dance parties are asked to be aware of their language and behaviour and to think about whether these may be harming others. Our spaces are not spaces for explicit or implicit violence, racism, sexism, ageism, transphobia, cissexism, sizeism, fatphobia, sexual harassment, and gender policing, or doing anything to another person without their consent. Acting in a way that disrespects, harms others or undermines these values will not be tolerated. QM reserves the right to assess & manage circumstances and situations in the best interest of our collective vision towards creating ‘liberation’ and ‘safer’ spaces.

Laurie H

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