SIDE TRIP: Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archive Exhibition
February 18, 2011
International Women's Day, from The Body Politic, May 1979. Part of the CLGA exhibit.
This exhibit sounds great. If you are in or near Toronto, I hope you can go.
The Canadian Lesbian Gay Archive Celebrates
the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day
34 Isabella Street. Toronto, ON.
March 3 - May 12, 2011.
Admission is free.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives presents "International Women's Day: Toronto Women and the Struggle for Equality," opening March 3rd at 7:30 PM. Curators Michelle Schwartz and Roberta Wiseman have drawn from the CLGA's own collection of posters, flyers, photographs, and ephemera to create an exhibition of the history of International Women's Day in Toronto from the 1970s to the present.
"...the exhibition has been designed with the aesthetic and ambience of the early women's centres of the 1970s and 1980s, with bulletin boards, banners, and slogan adorned walls. "
Leading off the International Women's Day celebrations in Toronto, the exhibition has been designed with the aesthetic and ambience of the early women's centres of the 1970s and 1980s, with bulletin boards, banners, and slogan adorned walls.
"International Women's Day: Toronto Women and the Struggle for Equality" is the second in the CLGA's inaugural series of juried exhibitions to be presented in the CLGA's new gallery space at 34 Isabella Street. The exhibit opens on March 3 and runs until May 12, 2011. Admission is free.
Founded in 1973, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is a registered charity that collects and preserves materials that chronicle LGBTQ history for future generations to study and enjoy. Housed within the collection are thousands of documents, artifacts and photographs, as well as a world renowned international periodicals collection and an extensive refer ence library. The CLGA's collection is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and is used by the educational, literary, media and legal communities as they seek to understand, document, relay, film and protect the stories and rights of LGBTQ people. Please visit us online at www.clga.ca.