Edmonton's Queer History

Speaker Event
Hosted By
Edmonton & District Historical Society

Event Details

Edmonton's Queer History Project

Speakers: Michelle Lavoie and Kristopher Wells, University of Alberta

Queer histories are often unnamed, undocumented, and frequently go unmentioned in historical texts and educational curriculum. Importantly, queer his/her stories serve both a personal and political function. These histories represent a commitment to render queer lives, bodies, cultures and communities visible. This presentation examines Edmonton's Queer History Project, which represents a multimedia public education installation, comprised of text, image and life history interviews of the people, places, and events that built understandings of Edmonton's Queer community over the past 40 years. The exhibition debuted at the Art Gallery of Alberta as part of the Edmonton Pride Festival's 35th anniversary celebrations. To learn more or contribute your artifacts or stories, please visit http://edmontonqueerhistoryproject.wordpress.com.

All welcome to join us!
Queen Alexandra School Gym
7730 - 106 Street
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm.


Free Event


Full Wheelchair Access




All Ages