Youth / Elders Projects

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NIGE GOUGH SHINE ON FOUNDATION AT THE TORONTO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL’S ARTISTS IN THE LIBRARY PROGRAM (for The Youth / Elders Podcast)

Buddies’ Youth / Elders Projects are an on-going response to the need for building intergenerational spaces, conversations, and relationships in our queer community. The program launched in 2016 with a year-long project that culminated in the acclaimed theatrical production The Youth / Elders Project on Buddies mainstage, and continues with a regular program of community conversations, knowledge sharing, and more.

The program is closed for the summer. Details of the 2019-20 Youth/Elders programming will be announced on September 13.

The Youth / Elders Podcast

Recorded live at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library, this monthly podcast features the personal stories, lived histories, and candid conversations from queer elders and youth. Over the course of six months, over 50 people participated as either audience or storytellers exploring ideas of queer history, ageing, identities, and the evolving and intersectional way different generations relate to their queerness.

The first season of the podcast will launch in September. Click here for more info and to subscribe with your favourite podcast app.

In Conversation

hosted by DANIEL CARTER + LEZLIE LEE KAM

Responding to the continued need to create spaces for queer intergenerational dialogue, In Conversation is a space for formal and informal discussions about topics of interest and salient issues within our communities. You are invited to participate and talk, or just listen. Some weeks will feature specially invited guests to speak intimately on the themes and topics.

In Conversation is open to queer youth, elders, and folks of any age interested in conversation across queer generations. No artistic experience is necessary. 11:30AM-1:30PM in the cabaret.

2019/20 sessions (2020 themes TBA):

October 5 – Making Sense and Making Meaning
November 9 – Creating Space for Conflict and Resolution
December 7 – Creating Allyship
January 11
February 1
March 14
April 4
May 2

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