Basically Queer Book Launch

February 26, 2018

Quirk-e (the queer imaging & riting collective for elders) and YfAC (Youth for A Change) and the SFU GSWS Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women¹s Studies are proud to announce

Basically Queer Book Launch

Basically Queer: An intergenerational introduction to LGBTQA2S+ lives edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank.

Two Dates!

Friday, February 2, 2018
6.30 pm
Venables Hall
1739 Venables Street

Come listen to a few short readings by the youth and elder authors, buy your copy, enjoy a snack, and listen to tunes from the amazing Uku-loonies!

Introduction by Shirley R. Steinberg

Shirley R. Steinberg is a Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. She is the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies. Originally a social/improvisational theatre creator, she has facilitate happenings and flashmobs globally. A regular contributor to CBC Radio One, CTV, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Canadian Press, she is an internationally known speaker and teacher. She is also the founding editor of "Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education", "The International Journal of Youth Studies", and the Managing Editor of "The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy". The co-founder of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, she is the co-organizer of International Institute of Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership, she is committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers engaged in radical love, social justice, and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts, specifically involving youth.

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:00 ­ 8:30 pm
Simon Fraser University
Surrey Campus
250-13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3
Room 5240

Free admission and refreshments. Books available for purchase.

Introduction by Dr. Lara Campbell

Dr. Lara Campbell is a Professor and the Department Chair of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.   She teaches courses in Canadian women’s history, the history of social protest, the history of the 1960s, feminist theory, and an introduction to gender studies. She is the co-organizer of Vancouver’s Café Minerva, a free gender and women’s history group which holds events in Vancouver.  Her current research is on the history of the Vietnam war and the transnational and gendered politics of the draft resistance and antiwar movements in North America. She is also co-editing an edited collection on the emotional history of second wave feminism in Canada with Catherine Gidney and Michael Dawson. She was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Excellence in Academic research, teaching, and service (Simon Fraser University, 2015); the National Capital Committee on the Scholarship, Preservation and Dissemination of Women’s History, Marion Dewar Prize, 2011 [Outstanding scholar based on record of research, teaching and administrative work]; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Cormack Teaching Award, 2010-11; and two Honourable Mentions for Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family, and Unemployment in Ontario’s Great Depression (UTP, 2009): the  Sir John A. MacDonald Prize in Canadian History, Canadian Historical Association, 2010 and the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, 2011 (for Respectable Citizens).