Part 2 of GOAT 101: Space & Time is happening tonight at 5pm at CSI Spadina!! This course covers the foundational concepts of emergency preparedness, best practices in the home and away from it, with an emphasis on marginalized identities.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED PART 1: there will be a condensed version of part 1 running just prior to this event, beginning at 3:30pm in the same location. The activity and discussion times will be shortened, but it will get you on the same page as everyone else for Part 2.
These courses are offered at a sliding scale of $10-20, which can be paid via PayPal or in cash on the day of (preferred). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Part 2 of GOAT 101: Space & Time; you will need to have attended Part 1 earlier in the month. As with Part 1, we will cover the foundational concepts of emergency preparedness, best practices in the home and away from it, and other important info, with an emphasis on marginalized identities.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ATTENDED PART 1: there will be a condensed version of part 1 running just prior to this event, beginning at 3:30 in the same location. The activity and discussion... times will be shortened, but it will get you on the same page as everyone else for Part 2. PLEASE EMAIL US TO LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THIS BEFORE PART 2.
Part 2 of GOAT 101 is offered at a sliding scale of $10-20, which can be paid via PayPal or in cash on the day of (preferred). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com
****CONTENT & ACCESSIBILITY NOTES***
There will be a zine handout with the major points (and space for notes) and a glossary of any 'industry' (aka survivalist/prepper or civil defense) terms. There will also be time in each workshop for group discussion and skill-sharing; this is not a top-down lecture, this is a framework for collective learning that emphasizes and is rooted in the belief that it takes multiple perspectives and lived experiences to survive a catastrophe.
CSI Spadina is a physically accessible space, with elevator access to the 4th floor and accessible (gendered) washrooms. We ask that all attendees respect our efforts to provide a scent-free (or at least minimally chemical sensitivity triggering) environment and not wear any fragrance products. There is tea/coffee (and filtered water) available for attendees, as well as milk/non-dairy substitutes as needed. We regret that we are currently unable to offer ASL with our workshops - we are hoping to build capacity towards this in the future. If this is a barrier for your attendance, we apologize, and are more than happy to provide a copy of the zine for your use.
About the Facilitator:
Aus is a QPOC with OCD, born to Caribbean emigrants and raised in the colonially-occupied Anishinaabe territory referred to as Toronto. Having learned to always look for the worst-case scenario from a young age, they eventually decided to share their doomsday knowledge with the wider world through their O, AVALANCHE! and WHY YOU WILL LIVE/WHY YOU WILL DIE zines. They founded and co-run the Wheelhouse, dedicated to fostering intersectional community and collaborative learning in Toronto.They care deeply about readying marginalized folk for the coming apocalypse(s), building communities independent from the capitalist framework, and get excessively annoyed by the mysterious absence of body hair on female-identifying survivors in post-apocalyptic media.
If you're interested in learning more about disaster preparedness (and don't particularly care for Thanksgiving), especially as seen through a marginalized (queer/poc/disabled/etc) lens, you can catch Part 1 of GOAT 101 TOMORROW! RSVP and find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495588127167274/
Bring a friend! Bring a date! Nothing says love like learning how to survive the end of the world.
Come check out our 'Saints of Sunnydale' prayer candles, TODAY, from now until 10pm. If you want something that's sold out, or even a custom order (from Buffy or any other fandom!), the lovely Lauren is taking orders!
Friends and fans in Toronto - visit Lauren tomorrow at D-Beatstro's HAUNTED MARKET between 4 and 10! She'll be selling her superb, hand-crafted Saints of Sunnydale prayer candles (and taking orders for future ones).
Just a reminder that there will be another session of GOAT 101 'Space and Time - Fundamentals of Disaster', part 1 again on Sunday October 8th (5pm-7pm)! That gnawing uncertainty about the impending doom that awaits us all? Aus can help with that! (Spoiler: we can all help each other!)
Part 2 will be offered twice, so you can attend on either the next day (Monday Oct 9th, 7pm-9pm) or later in the month (Sunday Oct 22nd, 5pm-7pm). RSVP and find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495588127167274/
If you think one of your friends might be into this, please share!
First GOAT cohort! Really grateful for the perspectives and experiences that were shared, and reaffirmed in the strength of marginalised communities.
If you weren't able to make it today, GOAT 101 will be offered again - part 1 on Sunday Oct 8, and part 2 twice on Monday Oct 9 and Sunday Oct 22. Both sessions of part 2 will cover the same material, so you can pick whichever works for you. You can RSVP and find more info on the second session of GOAT 101 here:
Disability activism can take a lot of different forms, and one of the most important of these is visibility - not the superficial kind where you raise 'awareness' that disability exists, but the kind where we allow those with disabilities to describe the difficulties and realities of daily life. Only by widening our perspectives can we truly be able to support one another.
Worried about the weather? Distressed about disasters? At the end of your rope about the end of the world?
Never fear (or keep fearing, but more productively) - the Wheelhouse will be, starting October, offering workshops on those very same topics!...
"Get Out Alive, Together" or G.O.A.T. is a curriculum of post-apocalyptic preparedness with a focus on the needs and skillsets of marginalised (e.g. queer, disabled, etc.) individuals.
To start things off, there will be two separate offerings of GOAT 101 - Space & Time: Fundamentals of Disaster Readiness. GOAT 101 consists of two parts, and will be offered again in the future (based on demand) so if you are unable to attend part 2 of either offering you can attend a future part 2 without missing anything.
GOAT 101A will be offered on October 2nd and October 9, consecutive Mondays, from 7pm to 9pm. More event details can be found here:
GOAT 101B will be offered on October 8th and 15th, consecutive Sundays, from 5pm to 7pm. More event details can be found here:
As mentioned, each workshop will be structured in two parts, of two hours each, with a small amount of homework given in part one and discussed in part two as well as some pertinent handouts. It will be $10-20 sliding scale per part (so $20-40 sliding scale for a complete workshop), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Pride - from our big angry queerdo hearts to yours!
Before you spend a single cent on Canada 150 crap (or I guess if you're American... on ironic 'covfefe' merch?), consider donating it here. As always, if you can't give, please share.
Kitty Stryker does amazing work in a number of fields, and their most recent contribution is Ask - an anthology of articles on consent culture that move beyond an exclusive focus on sexual consent. Definitely worth checking out, and even more important to support in the current political climate. If you can give, please do - if you can't, please share!
oh shit- my book is trending on IndieGoGo, as is the movie slamming safe spaces.
we're both at 23% of our goals - let's end the night showing these altright fucks what for, eh?
Hey fellow zinesters! Nalgona Positivity Pride is coming to Toronto on Saturday June 3rd and they have some table space available at their event! They especially welcome people who make things that are linked to the latinx community, or that focus on body positivity, eating, food, etc. The Wheelhouse is helping to organize a zine table so that we can showcase as much work as possible! Space is limited, so please include a description of your work (title, brief description/how it's relevant, size) and a bit about you in an email to email@example.com. Please note, you will need to be able to drop off your zines in advance of the June 3rd event and pick up any remaining copies (and any profits!) at the end of the event or in the days after. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
chicago friends! find us at the Chicago Zine Fest 2017- Exhibition Day! today until 6pm (1340 W Washington Blvd) We've got zines about the apocalypse, zines about being a rad fat femme, zines about survival, radical domesticity, body pos colouring book AND SO MUCH MORE [this is our table set up from last year's tqzf so you won't see our nifty zine, but keep your eyes peeled for this nifty himan and table G09!!]
Here at the Wheelhouse, we always say "there's no such thing as a zine fail" which is why, dear friends, we are super excited to tell you that we'll have some full colour/rainbow copies of radical domescity for those of you attending the Chicago Zine Fest 2017- Exhibition Day! Will you be one of the lucky ones who picks one up? (this series is written by Emma Karin Eriksson the colour page printing magic is brought to you by us!)