Book launch: Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 00:00

A Conversation about  Gay Normality and  Queer Anti-Capitalism

Join a conversation about Peter Drucker’s new book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (from Haymarket Books).  This important book will provide a way  into discussion and debate about the future of gender and sexual liberation struggles in the wake of important victories for LGBT rights.

  • Peter Drucker • Long-time socialist and activist •  Author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism
  • Dan Irving • Teaches at Carleton University in Ottawa • Co-editor (with Rupert Raj) of Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader, published by Canadian Scholar’s Press
  • Natalie Kouri-Towe • Toronto-based academic and activist working on transnational solidarity and queer politics
  • Jamie Magnusson • Teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education • Studies the impact of precarity and dispossession on urban life LGBTq communities
  • Tim McCaskell • Long time Toronto gay activist and writer

Sponsored by  Toronto New Socialists  • Ideas Left Out • Historical Materialism Toronto

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– Free
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

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