SWAP TIL’ YOU DROP [ Spring Fling Edition ]

Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

[Swap ‘Til You Drop] Clothing & Accessories Swap
Bring your gently used clothing, shoes & accessories!

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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


Come by, swap your clothing+
hang out with new & old pals!

We will have board games, snacks, coffee +
Good tunes a plenty!

19 Main Street, Ottawa

Doors Open at 7pm

Unswapped Items will be donated to:
The Living Room at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa

the Queer Mafia

(thank you for sharing your space!)

Can’t make it but want to donate clothing? We can arrange possible pick up if you e-mail dillon@thequeermafia.com

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.

Free parking available & extra in Church lot beside ACO.

Laurie H

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