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Interview and Q&A with Comic Artist Sophie Labelle
MONTREAL – The Hive Centre for Gender Advocacy is proud to present an interview and Q&A with comic artist Sophie Labelle on April 27th at 6:30 PM. In conversation with Montreal trans activist Gabrielle Bouchard, Sophie will discuss her own activism and her inspiring comics. Sophie has travelled throughout the world, introducing audiences to her work and educating people about the fight for trans rights. This event is free and open to the public.
Sophie is the author of Assigned Male (http://www.assignedmale.com/) (https://www.facebook.com/assignedmale/), a comic that follows the life of a transgender child named Stephie as she navigates cis-centered culture and educates her friends and the readers about the overwhemling discrimination trans folks face. Through her story, Stephie questions our society's gender norms and cis-centric privileges. These comics are inspiring, educational, insightful, and beautiful. The Hive is incredibly happy to have her in conversation with one of Montreal's most respected activists.
Sophie has reached international audiences with her art and her work as an activist. Her new book of comics, The Assignment, will be available for purchase at the event. The space is fully accessible through the Dawson de Maisonneauve entrance and Dawson has two gender neutral washrooms.
ABOUT THE HIVE: The Hive Centre for Gender Advocacy was formed by a group of Dawson College students in 2012. Located in Dawson College (room 2D. 1A), the centre’s mandate is to provide support and resources for Dawson students marginalized due to gender, sexuality, race, class, etc. We host events that help educate the community using an anti-oppressive, harm-reductive methodology. Find out more information at https://www.facebook.com/hive.centre.
Location: Dawson College (3040 Rue Sherbrooke West), Room 5B16
Time: 6:30 PM
Nicholas Di Penna
Coordinateur de Mobilisation
Coordinator for the Hive Centre for Gender Advocacy