Pioneers: Trans and Two-Spirit Activists Generating Social Change

Pioneers: Trans and Two-Spirit Activists Generating Social Change, November 8, 2019, 7pm

As a complement to the Mandela exhibition at Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts), TO Live presents The Insights Discussion Series, highlighting our own human rights issues and the local activists currently fighting for the betterment of us all.

On November 8, please join us for “Pioneers: Trans and Two-Spirit Activists Generating Social Change.”

Like other freedom fighters of the past, trans and two-spirit community members are pioneers in human rights activism, working to secure rights for all people in defiance of systemic discrimination and violence. Activists are working toward social and institutional reform, focusing on poverty-reduction, health care, violence, housing rights, and isolation. Canada is home to some of the world’s staunchest human rights activists for trans and two-spirit peoples. What are the strategies and forms of resistance these activists are employing to generate social change? How can we all get involved to create a more equitable society?

Toronto’s Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and Manitoba’s Brielle Beardy-Linklater will share their personal experiences and insights.

Curated by Timea Wharton-Suri and hosted by Garvia Bailey, Insights discussions are free to the public with registration. Please visit for details and tickets.

Event Venue
Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E., Toronto, ON

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