Criminal Queers Workshop, Tuesday July 6

by nicolem ()

CRIMINAL QUEERS: sex panics, the criminalization of HIV, and strategies for decarceration
-workshop & discussion-
at Roberts Street Social Centre at 5684 Roberts Street
TUESDAY JULY 6th from 7PM to 9PM -- free of charge

This informal and discussion-based workshop seeks to discuss 

(a) the criminalization of HIV transmission represented by recent legal shifts in Canada, 
(b) historical and ongoing sex panic and hysteria around non-hetero and public sex, and 
(c) broader and deepening gay and trans over-exposure to the criminal justice system in Canada, and how these three trends have worked together historically - and work together today - to secure gay / trans marginalization. The workshop will touch upon how we can understand these three trends in the context of prison expansion, and how we might situate our resistance to these trends within broader decarceration strategies.

This workshop is presented by members of the Prisoner Correspondence Project, a Montreal based organization paring incarcerated gay and trans incarcerated communities with gay and trans communities outside of prison.

The Prisoner C. P. seeks to support gay, transgender and transsexual communities on the inside through a variety of means, including the coordination of a resource library, collaborative resource development, a newsletter, and outside programming. Through these initiatives, the project seeks to forge broader cultures of gay and trans self-defense. We are always looking for penpals, both inside and outside of prisons. For more information, visit