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Dear students, community partners, co-conspirators,


Congratulations on the completion of another academic term! Regardless of how you "performed" academically, you are all brilliant superstars containing wells of wisdom within your hearts and bodies, and if you ever forget that, please call us. We would be happy to remind you. 

Take care of yourselves and each other <3 <3 <3

The end of term has brought about some pretty exciting changes for Soho, including:

-we held a successful Annual General Meeting and elected a fantastic new board of directors!
-moving back into our newly accessible space (1443 Seymour street)!
-a whole bunch of exciting new community and campus partnerships!
-saying goodbye to our social work student and occupational therapy students (we love you!!)
-wrapping up a successful year of the DSU Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line
-staff have given numerous anti-oppression trainings on campus and in community!
-new South House materials, including buttons and stickers, have been hitting the shelves
-our amazing volunteers helped us wrap up another term!
-we created new resources, including a reproductive justice zine and a zine about whiteness and feminist (and how to become better allies for racial justice)
-co-organized a national conference?? see www.cuqsc.ca for info!
-and so much more!

We have many events and campaigns in the works, but for now we just wanted to THANK Y'ALL for contributing your time and brilliance to the South House, for accessing our resources and services, for inviting us to your spaces, for telling your friends about us... we are so grateful to be in community with you.

Please check out these upcoming events, and be sure to stop by our space if you need any information, resources, or just a friendly space to study in. We have really great coffee and tea!

With love and solidarity,

South House




 
Conversations between LGBTQ* Youth and Elders: Video Screening 

3:00-4:30 pm, Saturday April 16th
Halifax Central Library 
All Ages | FREE 

The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project’s Youth and Elders project seeks to bridge the generational divide within the LGBTQ* community by sparking and documenting intergenerational LGBTQ* dialogues.

As part of the project NSRAP videotaped conversations between three pairs of LGBTQ* youth and elders on the topics of coming out, Queer and Trans spaces, and being a Black and Mi'kmaq member of the LGBTQ* community.

Join NSRAP, The Youth Project, and the Elderberries for a screening of these videos, which feature James MacSwain, Lynn Murphy, Michael Davies-Cole, Rhiannon Makohoniuk, Jade Peek and Oliver Oldfield. 

The screening will be followed by a small reception.

The NSRAP Youth and Elders project is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors.

Thursday, April 14h 
6:30pm
Halifax North Memorial Library

Tthe Sorry Not Sorry movie series will be a back-to-back feature length screening of the pretty fantastic Her Story, a 6-episode series that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity.

"At a time when trans people are titillating curiosities for mainstream audiences, the worlds of film and television are finally beginning to spotlight trans lives — but in almost all cases, those stories are being told by cisgender creators, with cisgender actors. When accused of cashing in on trans stories without actually involving the creative talent of trans people, higher-ups in entertainment tend to offer this excuse: There just aren’t enough qualified trans directors, writers, and actors to go around. With Her Story, Richards, Zak, and Ross set out to blow major holes in that excuse — while also, of course, creating a high-quality series on par with mainstream standards, a success in its own right."
(http://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan/created-by-trans-women-starring-trans-women-her-story#.apOx70526)

Sorry Not Sorry movie series will focus on stories about people making tough decisions to live in ways that resist different forms of oppression. While affirming, these films acknowledge how choices are not uncomplicatedly empowering or positive, and how they are often accompanied by doubt, uncertainty and a sense of loss. They show how it is possible to reach a point of giving no f*cks, but with mixed feelings.

The series features innovative and just generally special movies that focus on the stories of anyone apart from white cis gender masculine men (sorry not sorry). It will prioritize movies about trans women, femmes of all genders, two spirit people, cis women, and non-binary folk.

There will be popcorn.

Access notes: We will be using closed captioning/subtitles for the film. The library has power-operated doors and flat floors. The auditorium we will be screening the film in is not far from the entrance and has wide (double) doors, and flat floors as well. The furniture can be moved around to suit the needs of everyone. We will have snacks and drinks, but you're welcome to bring your own snacks as well. Also, feel free to bring anything else that might make you comfier (we will have chairs, but you might want a cushion or a small blanket, etc.). We encourage folks to contact us (resilientbodies@gmail.com) with any other needs before this event, so we can do our best to make those available!

If you require childcare for this event, please email resilientbodies@gmail.com a few days in advance.

Doors @ 6.30pm, movie @ 7pm

Our Resilient Bodies is a working group of NSPIRG
.
Please email resilientbodies@gmail.com to discuss accessibility needs, ask questions, and RSVP for this event.

Twitter @ORBodies

www.resilientbodies.com
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