When: March 12, 2022 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Iyol · · 6044421135
Join us was we watch the multiple award-winning queer documentary Emergence Out of the Shadows. This compelling film follows the story of 3 South Asian individuals as they navigate their queer identities in their families and communities. Kayden, Jag, and Amar generously share their experiences of emerging out of the shadows with us. Following the film, we will have an opportunity to discuss together and share in a meal of your choice ordered with Doordash gift cards!
Movie Synopsis: For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love and support for their children, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.
For more information about this film please visit https://emergencefilm.net/
This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old.
The event will be held over Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Participants will need access to a device with a screen, sound, mic and internet capabilities like a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop to participate. Closed captioning will be available.
A zoom link/meeting ID will be shared with participants prior to the event.
If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Iyol at: [email protected] or 604-442-1135 for more information.
Mycelium is space for queer & trans youth 16-29 across what is currently known as BC, where we gather to center healing, pleasure, and justice in our lives as we envision and create a world liberated from HIV & Hep C stigma.
We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV & Hep C and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure.
Mycelium events take place on traditional, unceded territories of various First Nations in what is now colonially referred to as ‘British Columbia’. We hold this fact in our hearts and actions throughout our work at Mycelium. Our team is committed to an ongoing process of learning what it means to do work on this land in a way that brings us closer to Indigenous Sovereignty.
Mycelium offers online and in person programs organized by coordinators based on the traditional, unceded territories of the
səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh)
S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō)
Our facilitator Iyol will be joining from the traditional and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples.
We invite you to find out what territory you will be joining this event from by visiting https://www.whose.land/en/.