Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trent Queer Collective (TQC) open letter on Queerlines

Hello all,

We'd like to know what you thought about Queerlines.

As you may have seen there were a few letters in the Arthur this week speaking against some of the content, and some people have taken to chalking and postering campus about it as well. Some controversy is not unexpected (it happens every year), and the anonymity of is is understandable to avoid attacks, but that breaks down the opportunity for dialogue. �We (the TQC hub) would like to foster some dialogue, however, so that we can address what people liked or didn't, and perhaps make some changes for next year.

So, how did you feel about Queerlines this year? �Did you love it? �Did you hate it? �Did you even read it? �Do you feel at all unsafe because of the backlash? �Queerlines is meant to be representative of our queer student body, but of course being a submission-based supplement it will never really be able to represent everyone (unless everyone submits, but I don't think we'd have the budget to print that tome); do you feel Queerlines does a good job of representing a piece of the community? �If you didn't feel represented, did something stop you from submitting something yourself? �Do you have any thoughts on how we can work to represent a broader range of the community?

If you have an opinion, either critical or commending, we'd love to hear it. �Rest assured all responses will be kept anonymous unless permission to identify you in any capacity is explicitly given.

The TQC Hub

Saturday, April 2, 2011


You're invited to:
YWCA Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton presents
Nourish Peterborough:
A celebration of community, food security, and social justice 
at the newly renovated 
Market Hall of Performing Arts (336 George Street North)
Wednesday April 13th, 2011
starting at 6:00 pm, and ending at 9:00 pm 
Come out for an evening of local food, music, theater and documentary film! Dinner provided by Food Not Bombs and Come Cook with Us. Enjoy a community meal to the sounds of Newmarket based traditional folk musician Roseanne Speckert, and Toronto based folk/indie artist Abigail Lapell. Local legend Gillian Turnham presents her all new theatrical performance exploring the themes of frontier, seeds, development and fertile spaces. The evening will conclude with a presentation of the much anticipated Nourish Peterborough, a documentary film that follows ten unique community groups from Peterborough who are advocating for food security and sovereignty. These are programs that have a substantial influence on many people’s lives, though many of them go overlooked and/or underfunded. Nourish Peterborough provides a platform for these organizations, giving members, participants, volunteers and staff, a louder voice in our community. This is community member Emily Blondin-Doan’s first film.
Check out the blog at 
for more information
this is a FREE non-profit event, donations accepted
Funding for this event has been generously provided by the YWCA of Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton; the Market Hall Innovation Fund; the Centre for Gender and Social Justice. Thank you!