With baited breathe here at OPIRG Kingston we are excited to reveal the Alt-Frosh 2014 calendar!
By working with more than 12 campus and community partners we are excited to offer nearly 25 events over 21 days. Alt-Frosh 2014 is one of our strongest ever, encompassing discussions on race, gender, food justice, language and power, along with so much more.
You can find the schedule under the events tab or at opirgkingston.org/events or below. For more information about getting involved with Alt-Frosh, OPIRG Kingston or any of the groups presenting, get in contact with info[at]opirgkingston.org. For accessibility requests contact orientation[at]opirgkingston.org
1. Prison Town - An Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex in Kingston September 12, 3pm at Queen's University, Theological Hall Room 102
Home to six federal institutions and more than 2000 prisoners, Kingston is the prison capital of Canada. Join us for an introduction to the prison industrial complex and its history and function within Kingston and Canada, and the politics of prison abolition.
2. Screening Under the Stars: To Be Takei
September 12, 8:15pm, on the lawn outside the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane
Reelout's popular outdoor Queer Film Screening is BACK! Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival is proud to co-present along with the Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) and OPIRG Kingston the Sundance Doc that has audiences and critics alike cheering-- TO BE TAKEI from director Jennifer M. Kroot. This event is will be held on the east lawn of The Grey House (51 Bader Lane) at sunset (around 8:15pm). It is FREE and while this event is part of Queen's Alternative Frosh Week and Queerientation, EVERYONE is welcome. Popcorn and Candy will be available. PLEASE BRING A LAWNCHAIR OR BLANKET as no seating will be provided. This is a wheelchair accessible event.
3. Porcupine Quill Earring Workshop
September 13, 10am at Four Directions Aboriginal Centre 146 Barrie Street
Join the Four Directions Student Aboriginal Centre for an creative workshop on how to make a porcupine quill earring. This workshop is limited in size due to materials so make sure to be prompt.
4. Alternative Walking Tours of Kingston
September 13, 1pm leaving the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane
Come get a tour of the Kingston community that you didn't get during Frosh or Orientation Week. This walking tour will cover the history of parts of Kingston often untold and the hidden gems of Kingston today.
5. POCTalk Open Mic Night Featuring Lady Sin Trayda
September 13, 7pm at the Sleepless Goat, 91 Princess Street
POCTALK was born in the conversations, solidarity, struggle, and fed up feels of a few local people of colour. This event aims to give a space and a mic to self-identified people of colour, mixed race, and/or Indigenous people to share their poetry, stories, jokes, songs, histories, resistance, and lives. POCTALK seeks to create community for us, challenge the communities that are unsafe for us, and foster room for our narratives to be brought together. Come out, come speak, come listen!
This event is open to all members of the Kingston and Queen`s community, Alt-Frosh events are not exclusive to Queen`s students. This is a free event but donations are encouraged to help support POCTalk and emerging artists.
Sign up starts at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
Check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/563691360419585/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
6. Blue is the Warmest Colour Free Film The Screening Room September 14, 7pm at the Screening Room 120 Princess Street
Join OPIRG Kingston for a free film screening of the award winning Blue is the Warmest Colour at the Screening Room in downtown Kingston. Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
7. Blue is the Warmest Colour Discussion Space
September 15, 7pm at the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane
When first screened to the Kingston and Queen's communities, Blue is the Warmest Colour provoked intense debate and discussion about the style of directing, depictions of sex, and queer cinema. Join OPIRG Kingston and the Educating Queer Issues Project (EQUIP) on a discussion on theses themes and more!
8. Workbees with Loving Spoonful
September 16 and 23, 3:30pm at the Oak Street Community Garden
Help care for food that is produced for donation in the Oak Street Community Garden (Oak St. & Victoria St.) with Loving Spoonful - a local food justice organization! No gardening experience necessary. Transportation available departing from the Grey House at 3:30 and returning from Oak Street at 7 pm.
9. Words that Hurt: Language, Power and Privilege
September 17, 7pm at the Red Room, 103 Stuart Street
Words carry a history and power with them. Who uses what words and why can often go uninvestigated and create spaces where certain identities and voices are marginalized. Join OPIRG Kingston and the Queen's Human Rights Department for a participatory workshop on language and power.
10. Positive Space Training Session
September 21, 1pm, in the Grey House, 51 Bader Lane
Join the Positive Space Program for an open session of the Positive Space Training. Open to all members of the Queen's community, the Positive Space Program strives to ensure our campus celebrates the diversity of sexuality and genders. The training session focuses on the importance of celebrating sexual and gender identities as well as how to build supportive communities that resist homophobia and transphobia.
11. Diversity Potluck Dinner
September 21, 5pm, at the Grey House 51 Bader Lane
Come and celebrate the foods and the stories they hold with the cultural groups of Queen's campus. Join Four Directions Aboriginal Centre, the Queen's Turkish Students Association and many more at the Diversity Potluck Dinner on the Grey House lawn.
Have a dish you are particularly proud of? Bring a serving or two and share it with some new found friends.
Don't forget to bring your own bowl/plate, seal-able dish for leftovers and cutlery. OPIRG Kingston will have some on hand.