Queer Dance Party Fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en Access Point @ Unit 2, Toronto [11 January]

Queer Dance Party Fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en Access Point


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11
January
20:30 - 02:00

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Unit 2
163 STERLING ROAD, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2
Join us for a 2QTIBPOC (2 Spirit, Queer & Trans, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) centric Queer Dance Party, Silent Auction & Raffle fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory, a second Access point for the Unist’ot’en Camp.

$10-20 donation entrance fee.

If you can, bring cash & spend money to SUPPORT FRONT LINE INDIGENOUS PIPELINE RESISTANCE & LAND/ WATER PROTECTION.

All funds going to support Wet’suwet’en camp & access point land and water protection against Gas Link Trans Canada natural gas pipeline and several other proposed pipelines that cross through their unceded territories in so called northern «British Columbia».

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WE HAVE 4 LIT DJs LINED UP FOR A SUPER FUN NIGHT OF DANCING!

Door at 8:30pm

12:45am-2am
**DJ ZEHRA — DJ Zehra is a community organizer/media maker/music lover born and raised in Scarborough/Toronto. She grew up in the Trinidadian diaspora in her dad's roti shop living off of Soca, Calypso, Lover's Rock, Dancehall, Reggae and Chutney. Music keeps her going and saves her life on an everyday basis.

11:15pm-12:45am
**DJ JAMS — DJ Jams is a Tkarónto based DJ, spoken word artist, community arts and grassroots movements collaborator.

10:00pm-11:15pm
**DJ ARIEL

8:30pm-10:00pm
**DJ FIRECRACKER — Ecuadorian power womxn, multidisciplinary artist and Dj based in Toronto, She will most definitely keep you dancing all night, crafting a blend of electro-tropical, traditional Latin tracks makes for a seriously trippy listening experience that will transport you to the shores and back!

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RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION & DOOR PRIZE:

Silent Auction will be held from
9pm-12:30am!

Draws for raffle items will happen every hour between 11:30pm-1:30am!

Raffle items include:
*Plant medicines care package
*CDs, books & art by Indigenous artist & authors
*Tarot card reading

Silent Auction items include:
*Queer & Trans positive Massage sessions
* QT + Acupuncture session
*Beaded jewellery by Two Spirit artists
*Custom made Lingerie

2 for $10 — raffle tickets
2 for $5 — door prize ticket

BRING CASH!

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DRINKS/ BAR/ FOOD:
There will be a licensed bar serving alcoholic (beer, cider, mixed drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (pop & mocktails).

There will also be food sold at the event to help raise funds.

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HOUSEKEEPING:
*This is a Two Spirit, Queer & Trans Indigenous,Black, People of Colour focused space
*Space in unit 2 is limited
*White queers welcome / Be mindful of space:
If overcrowding happens, please take initiative and volunteer to leave.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY:
*Unit 2's main room & bathroom are wheelchair accessible

GCHI MIIGWECH/ BIG THANKS to Unit 2 for generously donating the space for this event!

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DONATING & VOLUNTEERING:
*Get in touch with «hosts» about volunteering.

*If you want to donate or contribute but this event is not for you, you can donate to help cover upfront costs of the event by messaging event «hosts» or donate directly to the Wet’suwet’en Access Point.

Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory Go-Fund me:
https://gofundme.com/gitdumt039en-access-point?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_w

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BACKGROUND ON WET'SUWET'EN ACCESS POINT ON GITDUM'TEN TERRITORY:

Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory

An injunction has been placed, those at the Unist'ot'en camp were given 72 hours to remove physical barriers on the bridge so contractors and employees of Coastal GasLink, TransCanada Corp., could have access to worksites.

After that injunction deadline took effect, instead of granting the company access, a new checkpoint has been established, by another group from the Wet'suwet'en.

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary House Chiefs reaffirmed, once again, their stance on oil and gas export pipelines in Wet’suwet’en Yintah (traditional lands). This decision was validated in the feast hall where Wet’suwet’en decisions are enacted into law. Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership--who have jurisdiction over 22,000 square kilometers of traditional territories--have not given their free, prior, and informed consent to any oil or gas company to build pipelines in their lands and waters. The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have not made any agreement with the Canadian or British Columbian governments to surrender or permit access to Wet’suwet’en lands for any pipeline corridors or construction activities.

To enforce this decision, the house chiefs of all five Wet’suwet’en clans agreed by consensus to assert control of the Gitdumden Clan territory that borders to the west of Unistot’en lands. As such, a checkpoint is erected and will follow a free, prior, and informed consent protocol whereby anyone seeking access to Gitdumden territory will be required to present themselves, respectfully, to spokespeople at the site. The checkpoint will remain in effect until further notice.

For more information check out their facebook page:
https://m.facebook.com/Wetsuweten-Access-Point-on-Gitdumten-Territory-212798726332588/

Wet’suwet’en Access Point on Gitdumt’en Territory Go-Fund me:
https://gofundme.com/gitdumt039en-access-point?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_w

For more information or to donate to Unist’ot’en camp:
https://unistoten.camp
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