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June 15, 2021
04:30 PM

Online via Zoom |

Intersect: an intersectional discussion group

Intersect discussion celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month An online event for all Scottish Artists Union members on Tuesday 15th June, 4:30pm- 6pm, Zoom In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and to launch our newly established LGBTQ+ Pride working group, June’s Intersect discussion event will focus on Vivek Shraya’s fabulous and uplifting lecture/art video “Next Time There’s a Pandemic”. This lecture/art video is preceded by a delightful Q&A discussion with Vivek Shraya and J.R. Carpenter (artist and writer). N.B. there is a long introduction, because this video was first presented as the 2021 Kreisel Lectureat the Canadian Literature Centre, University of Alberta, so skip forward because the pre-video Q&A with J.R. Carpenter starts at 6 mins in. Here is the link to watch the video before you join the discussion. Vivek Shraya is a highly accomplished multi-disciplinary artist in the fields of visual art, writing, music and performance. Shraya is also an assistant professor in the English department at University of Calgary, and she has authored numerous award winning books (which can be found on the shelves at Category Is Books in Glasgow). In Scotland, Shraya’s artwork was curated by Nosheen Khwaja (member of RotU Collective and SAU) for the 2015 Glitch Festival at CCA, and curated by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay for the 2019 Screams and Whispers programme, as part of the CRUISING THE SEVENTIES research project at Edinburgh College of Art. Even if you can’t join us for the discussion, we highly recommend watching Vivek’s video!  We look forward to meeting up with members and we hope that this will spark ideas for future events and exciting collaborations! Please RSVP below. There are auto-generated subtitles on the Video itself, and we also intend to use OtterAI transcription software to make this event more accessible.  You are invited to a Zoom meeting, register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and a Zoom link.   Image: Daniel Quasar's "Progress Pride Flag" design, more information here.

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