MAY 10th newsletter

….. News Letter Briefs ……


  • May 11th- Thirdspace Zine Launch ( Vancouver Island School of Art  @ 11am-6pm)

  • May 17th-24th- First Annual AfriCa Festival ( several locations)

  • May 24th- Hoop Dance Performance, Teddy Anderson ( Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre-Galleon Room @7pm)

SOCC Meetings

  • Collective meeting TBA

Volunteer/ Jobs/ Opportunities

  • May 17-19 – African Caribbean Festival Needs Volunteers

  • Call out to form steering Committee – Queer/Trans* Indigenous People/ People of Colour Conference

  • Call for Submissions: “Nin” a new journal of erotic poetics

 Things to check out

  • July 19-21- Survival of the Fattest Conference in Portland

  • Aug 10-11th- Portland Zine Symposium

……Newsletter Details……



 UVSS Women’s Centre Thirdspace Zine Launch

Vancouver Island School of Art, 2549 Quadra St Victoria 11-6pm- may 11th

LIVE MURAL PAINTING BY: Mythos, Phresha, Bubzee, Megan Allard, Mogli, Sorrow, Fynch, Remia, Caitlin Gallup, Sylvia Munson, Zada, Morgana Wallace, Katie Sage, + more TBA!

MUSIC BY: Open Relationship, Hundy Thou, AutoKrat, SWEET DJ SETS by Regular Fantasy and Seedeeaaa

 Thirdspace, the UVSS Women’s Centre’s annual, non-commercial, anti-oppressive, feminist zine will be releasing their 2013 issue on Saturday, May 11th. This year, the zine will explore the question: “Does feminism matter?” through various selected works of writing and graphic art.

 Come hang out and celebrate! The event will take place from 11-6, and will include mural painting by woman and trans*-identified artists, live music, refreshments, and of course copies of the new issue of Thirdspace. The event is all ages, family friendly, and wheelchair accessible. Come check out our zine!!!

 Mural painting will begin at 11.BBQ (by donation) and DJs will begin at 1.

Music will begin at 3.Bring your stoke. This will be a fun day!!!! Contributor info to come.


1st Annual AfriCa Festival

Centennial Square May|Mai 17-19

 Cultural exhibition. African & Caribbean Food Fair. Song, Dances & Drumming workshops. Fashion Show. Beauty Pageant. Marketplace. Music & Dance performances. Kids Zone. Board Games. Movie. Exhibition: Countries flags and Culture

Raffle. Silent Auction. Scrabble tournament. Scrabble en français. Domino…

 Victoria Event Center:

AfriCaribbean Spirit Night: ($15) May 18

Movie Night & Dance: ($10) May 23

Caribbean Night: (hosted by Stir It Up) ($15) May 24

Closing Cocktail de Clôture ($45) May 25

Uvic May 24 Panel discussion:

Uvic May 25: Friendly Soccer Tournament

Hoop Dance Performance, Teddy Anderson

***Teddy Anderson, World Renowned First Nation’s Hoop Dance Performer***

*Date:  May 24, 2013
*Time: 7 pm
*Location: Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre – Galleon Room
*Admission:  Free (All ages Welcome)

Visit: to learn more.
Please see attached poster.  Spread the word.




AfriCa Festival

We’re looking for dynamic volunteers to participate in the first annual AfriCa Fest 2013. If you love food, music and exploring new cultures and soaking up in the sun, volunteer at AfriCa Fest. AfriCa Fest 2013, hosted by the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS), is a week-long festival featuring a wide variety of activities such as a launch party and 2-day cultural exhibition taking place in Centennial Square. These will be followed by numerous weekday activities, and a closing gala on May 25th

 check out the link below for volunteer descriptions

Call out for Steering Committee

Hello Everyone,
(QTIPOC = Queer/Trans* Indigenous People/People Of Colour)

We are searching for individuals interested in forming a steering committee
to organize a QTIPOC Conference in Victoria, BC, traditional Lekwungen

Several people have been discussing and expressing interest in seeing a
QTIPOC Conference take place in Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory, and
these are the first steps in seeing it happen. There have been no decisions
made yet about what such a conference or gathering would look like, but
there is interest in forming a steering committee of folks in Victoria who
would be able to regularly get together and plan the conference. As such,
this is a call out to folks interested in joining the steering committee to
attend a meeting on May 18th at 10:00 AM. The meeting will take place at
Wild Coffee, 632 Yates St, upstairs in their meeting room.

Please pass and forward this call-out to your listserves, friends or
acquaintances, keeping in mind that this meeting and the steering committee
are intended for folks who self-identify as queer/trans* Indigenous
people/people of colour. This meeting will decide what the roles and
responsibilities of the steering committee will be in the process of
organizing a conference, with the possibility for stipends being provided
to individuals that eventually form the steering committee and/or take on
responsibilities for planning the conference.

To give a little background on myself and how this process started, my name
is Tribesty Nguyen and I’m a queer man of colour who has lived on Lekwungen
Territories for the past 6 years. I have some funding from the Students of
Colour Collective and the UVic Pride Collective to start the initial
facilitation of planning this conference, and both collectives have
committed some funding to help this conference take place. That being said,
my role in this process so far has been solely administrative, and no
decisions on the actual conference have been made. This initial meeting to
form a steering committee will lay out the organizing process for the
conference and all other decisions, including the direction, vision, theme,
etc., will follow according to the formed steering committee.

To summarize:

What: Meeting to form steering committee for a Queer and/or Trans*
Indigenous People/People of Colour Conference
When: May 18th, 2013 – 10:00 AM
Where: Wild Coffee, 632 Yates St., upstairs in the meeting room
Who: Any and all self-identified queer and/or trans*  Indigenous
people/people of colour

Hope to see you all there!
Tribesty Nguyen

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘nin,’ a new journal of erotic poetics


COMMUNITY: We encourage people of color of all backgrounds to submit to nin and other publications, as we need more records of more expressions of sexuality and gender from POC around the world—in OUR voices. xo

Things to check out

 Survival of the Fattest Conference in Portland July 19-21st

 Portland Zine Symposium August 10th to 11th


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