Thursday, January 18th

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Opening Ceremony and Land Acknowledgment
Art Gallery of Guelph | 358 Gordon Street

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Michael Roberson

Big Ideas Lecture in Art & Culture: Michael Roberson
Art Gallery of Guelph | 358 Gordon Street
Free Event | Co-presented by CAFKA and the Art Gallery of Guelph

Michael Roberson (New York) is a health practitioner, activist, and leader in the LGBTQ community. He is also an adjunct professor at the New School University, Lang College, NYC, and a member of the activist art collective Ultra-Red. On January 18th he will deliver a talk entitled The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom, detailing insights and stories from his community of House | Ball artists, who are now establishing the Ballroom Freedom School in New York City. Michael has also created The Federation of Houseball Houses, co-created the Black Gay Research group, the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Group, and the nationally diffused CDC behavioral change HIV prevention intervention “Many Men, Many Voices.” In the Ballroom community, he goes by the name Michael Maasai Milan.

10:00 – 1:00 am


Festival Kick-off Concert presented by Kazoo! Fest
eBar | 37 Quebec Street
Free Event | All Ages | Licensed
Phèdre (Toronto, ON)
The Magic (Toronto / Guelph, ON)
DJ Junglecat
with Live Visuals by Versa

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