2023 Peace Week Flyer

8th Annual Peace Week is Sept. 13-21

Welcome Back one & all! Come and join the Dawson College Peace Centre for our 8th Annual Peace Week. This year we examine our theme, Exultation: Queer Freedoms and Futures. This year we are challenging our communities to ask the question, what does the world look like with complete freedom of expression, safety, and unconditional love for all genders and sexual identities?

Gender and sexual freedom is abolition from colonialism, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. When we speculate a world predicated on radical love and inclusion, emancipation from oppressive systems naturally follows.

Exultation celebrates the rich history of queerness in our global history and asks us all to dream of a world where abolitionism from colonial gender and sexual norms is reality.  For the complete line-up of all our incredible speakers, activities, registration links & more CLICK HERE! To volunteer during Peace Week, click HERE

Every year, we begin our collaboration with the Sustainability Office to offer sessions in the gardens with your students. They will get their hands dirty, learn about Sustainability initiatives at the College, and critically this is an incredible way to create a sense of group cohesion through an amazing hands-on co-curricular activity!

What about our speaker line-up? It is our immense pleasure to collaborate with the Humanities Public Life Conference! You will be treated to wisdom of Kama La Mackerel & Maurice Riley Case in their conversation Towards Liberation: Black, Queer and Joyful, author KB Wagers will speak to Writing Queer Lives, in her many Sci Fi series, and the genius of poet academic Kelsey Smoot, who introduce their audience to how they tackled their PhD research in, Mirrors: A Curation of Black Queer Poetry, Narrative, and Thought.

Dawson Dining is BACK. Once again, we are privileged to work & collaborate alongside with our amazing Dawson Student Union to bring free meals to Dawson from Sept. 13 – 21. Drop off your container from September 13th – 20th outside of Conrod’s kitchen prior to 11:30. Pick up from 1pm. If you are interested in volunteering your time please fill out this form, click here

Finally, do not miss the closing event, Dinner & Drag on Sept. 21. Dawson Dining will operate in the evening. Containers can be dropped off on the tables outside of 5B.16 before 4:00 PM. Pick up starts at 5:00 PM inside 5B.16 when the doors open for attendees. Show starts at 5:30 PM.

Attendance is free. The show will start at 5:30 PM. Attendees will be treated to professional drag Queens, Manny, CC Chanelle, Ruby Doll, as well as professional dancers including award winning burlesque dancer Joy Rider, all hosted by legendary trans comedian Al Val. If you would like to volunteer to support this amazing show, please click HERE to register.

Last Modified: August 30, 2023