Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Launch of 2nd Issue of AQSAzine Dec 4th. We expect you there!
We've been working on the new issue for the past year and finally it is really to be launched. If you're in Toronto join us!
Profile This! A night of art and activism by young Muslim women and trans people.
Dec 4th, 6 - 8 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
Anne Tannenbaum Gallery School
317 Dundas Street West Toronto
Join us at Profile This! the launch of AQSAzine Issue #2 Immigration/Migration & Sex/Love/Marriage
& Making Noise! Muslim women and trans people video project
With the the launch of Jasmine Magazine's 1st Issue - the first Palestinian Magazine in Toronto!
A FREE event hosted in partnership with The AGO Youth Council
Showcasing videos, visual art, readings by Muslim artists including Azza Abbaro, Golie, Sahar Rizi, Samira Mohyeddin, Shadi Eskandani and Shara Mohammed
Musical performances by
Farheen Beg & Arun Chaudhuri www.myspace.com/farheenmusic
Tanya Jacobs www.myspace.com/tanyamjacobs
With Silk Screening and Zine Making Workshops
This event is part of the 16 Days to THRIVE! Challenging VIolence Against Racialized Women and Our Communities http://bit.ly/3c0YSx
For more information on AqsaZine,
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Or e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
AQSAZINE is a grassroots zine for 16-35 year old women and trans people who identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others.
Making Noise! is an exciting hands-on media arts training that addresses the invisibility and negative portrayals of young Muslim women and trans people in the media, supported by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.
With thanks to our generous funders: ArtReach Toronto, Freedonia Foundation, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children, Ontario Women's Directorate and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations
- AQSAzine www.aqsazine.com
- AQSAZINE is a grassroots zine open to 16-35 year old people who self-identify as Muslim. It is a creative avenue for us to express ourselves, share our experiences, and connect with others. In Arabic, "aqsa" implies the furthermost, as in reaching out to the furthest possible point. AQSAZINE aims to motivate the utmost resistance to violence in all its forms. 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez, who was murdered on December 10th, 2007, also inspires this zine. It is to honour her and other Muslims who experience and resist violence. We strive to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive framework.