Please note that the majority of our events are offsite. Details about each event are listed below.
Events at Another Story Bookshop have limited accessibilty.
We have an E-button and a Stop Gap ramp leading into the store
however our bathroom is down a narrow flight of stairs.
TRANScend/TRANSform: A Teach-In with Trans folks and allies
Thursday January 23 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
TRANScend/TRANSform: A Teach-In with Trans folks and allies about Trans folks and allyship
In the wake of transphobic actions at major institutions, where the very humanity of the Trans community was a welcome topic for debate, we gather in the spirit of education and dialogue.
Join renowned authors Gwen Benaway and Kai Cheng Thom along with activists Monica Forrester and Chanelle Gallant as they stage a Teach-In to educate the general public about issues affecting the Trans community and how allies can help create safer, braver spaces.
Jan 23 2020, 7pm
The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto
The 519 is an accessible space with ramp, elevator and all-gender washrooms. ASL Interpretation will be provided. This event will be livestreamed and recorded and posted on our website. Please check back to the Facebook event page for the link.
With thanks to SURJ-Toronto , we will have free on-site childcare. Please email email@example.com to confirm ages of children.
Organized by Another Story Bookshop and The 519. Supported by Glad Day Bookshop, SURJ Toronto, Fight for $15 and Fairness, The Workers Action Centre, Maggies Toronto, Climate Justice Toronto, Artists For Climate & Migrant Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty, No More Silence, No One IS Illegal - Toronto, and Toronto New Socialists.
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and community healer in Toronto. Her novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir was released by Metonymy Press in 2016. Her first poetry book, a place called No Homeland, and her children's picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li, were both published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2017. Her essay collection I Hope We Choose Love was published in 2019.
Gwen Benaway is a trans girl of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published three collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, Passage and Holy Wild, and was the editor of the anthology of fantasy short stories Maiden Mother Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes.
Monica Forrester 2Spirit Transwomen of color, pronouns her/they or Moni
Working and advocating within the Trans/2Spirit and sexworking communities for 30 yrs bring awareness inclusion and breaking down stigma
Founder of Trans Pride Toronto, Transitioning Together 2004
Chanelle Gallant is the co-founder and co-director of the Migrant Sex Workers Project and she is on the international leadership team of US-based Showing Up For Racial Justice. She has been an activist at the intersections of gender, sexuality and criminalization for 20 years. Her writing has appeared in 12 books, most recently in “Pleasure Activism” and in the forthcoming “Beyond Survival: Strategies And Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement”. She is a queer femme daughter of poor single mother and can be found at chanellegallant.com
Homesick Zine launch
Friday January 24 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
In-store: 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Homesick is a zine for undiscovered artists, writers, and humans. The zine is a compilation of art, short stories, photography, and poetry from emerging creatives.
The zine prioritizes submissions from artists and writers who have never been published to spotlight undiscovered voices.
The event will feature readings by contributors such as Mansoor Elahi and Al Donato, and will be hosted by the creator of Homesick, Shay Khan.
Art Blake "Radio, Race, and Audible Difference in Post-1945 America"
Tuesday January 28 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
In-store, 315 Roncesvalles.
Another Story Bookshop presents the launch for
Radio, Race, and Audible Difference in Post-1945 America:
The Citizens Band
by Art Blake
This event is supported by a grant provided by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University.
Co-sponsored by Department of History, Ryerson University
In the second half of the twentieth century, new sounds began to reverberate across the United States. The voices of African-Americans as well as of women, Latinx, queer, and trans people broke through in social movements, street protests, and in media stories of political and social disruption. Postwar America literally sounded different. This book argues that new technologies and new mobilities sharpened American attention to these audibly coded identities, on the radio, on the streets and highways, in new music, and on television. Covering the Puerto Rican migration to New York in the 1950s, the varying uses of CB radio by white and African American citizens in the 1970s, and the emergence of audible queerness, Art M. Blake attunes us to the sounds of race, mobility, and audible difference. As he argues, marginalized groups disrupted the postwar machine age by using new media technologies to make themselves heard.
Art M. Blake is Associate Professor of History and a faculty member in the Communication and Culture graduate program at Ryerson University, Canada.
Debbie Reese "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People"
Wednesday January 29 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
First Nations House Lounge, University of Toronto, Borden Building North, 3rd Floor, 563 Spadina Ave
Featuring a reading by Debbie Reese and conversation with Nancy Cooper.
Refreshments will be served.
Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.
Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.
The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
Access info: There is an elevator towards the back (North Entrance), along the cobblestone street called Borden Street. The elevator goes to the 3rd floor. There is a kitchen here and a gender neutral washroom.
Leah Vosko "Disrupting Deportability"
Friday January 31 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Another Story Bookshop presents the launch for
Disrupting Deportability by Leah Vosko
Friday, January 31st @6pm
Centre for Social Innovation - Annex Garage
720 Bathurst Street (at Bloor)
Featuring a panel discussion with Felix Martinez and Santiago Escobar (National Representatives, United Food and Commercial Worker's Union, Canada), Christina Gabriel (Department of Political Science, Carleton University) and Peter Nyers (Department of Political Science, McMaster University).
Musical Performance by Annabelle Chvostek
Co-sponsored by York University's Centre for Feminist Research, Global Labour Research Centre and Department of Politics, and the United Food and Commercial Worker's Union, Canada
In an original and striking study of migration management in operation, Disrupting Deportability highlights obstacles confronting temporary migrant workers in Canada seeking to exercise their labor rights. Leah F. Vosko explores the effects of deportability on Mexican nationals participating in Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP).
Vosko follows the decade-long legal and political struggle of a group of Mexican SAWP migrants in British Columbia to establish and maintain meaningful collective representation. Her case study reveals how modalities of deportability?such as termination without cause, blacklisting, and attrition?destabilize legally authorized temporary migrant agricultural workers. Through this detailed exposé, Disrupting Deportability concludes that despite the formal commitments to human, social, and civil rights to which migration management ostensibly aspires, the design and administration of this "model" temporary migrant work program produces conditions of deportability, making the threat possibility of removal ever-present.
Leah F. Vosko, FRSC, is Professor of Political Science and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender &Work at York University. Known for her research on precarious employment, she is author of Managing the Margins and Temporary Work, and co-author of Closing the Enforcement Gap and Self-Employed Workers Organize. She recently co-edited Liberating Temporariness? and Change and Continuity.
Co-sponsored by: York University’s Centre for Feminist Research, Global Labour Research Centre and Department of Poli cs, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Canada
Desmond Cole "The Skin We're In"
Wednesday February 05 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Another Story Bookshop is thrilled to support the Toronto launch of
The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
Wednesday, Feb 5th @7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Baillie Court, AGO
Free tickets available here
Join journalist and activist Desmond Cole in a conversation exploring Canadian assumptions of a post-racial nation. Cole draws insistent attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians in his new book, The Skin We’re In. As museums strive to become more inclusive and welcoming to all audiences, no conversation feels more timely. Book your FREE ticket today.
Desmond Cole is an award-winning journalist, radio host and activist in Toronto. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Walrus, NOW Magazine, Ethnic Aisle, Torontoist, BuzzFeed and the Ottawa Citizen. He hosts a weekly radio program every Sunday on Newstalk 1010.
Published by Doubleday Canada
Hilton Als on Diane Arbus
Friday March 20 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Join leading voice in American culture, Hilton Als, for a talk exploring the life and work of legendary photographer Diane Arbus. In numerous reviews and essays, Als has explored Arbus’s work, her motivations and her writing, applauding her uncanny ability to embrace and capture difference. Presented as part of Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971 .
Friday, March 20th @7pm
Baillie Court, AGO
A book signing will follow the talk. Book sales by Another Story Book Shop.
Member Price $17.00 / Public Price $20.00
Book tickets here
Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of The Women and the acclaimed essay collection White Girls, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2017. He has also curated exhibitions featuring artists such as Alice Neel, Celia Paul and Kara Walker. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan University and Smith College. He lives in New York City.
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