Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Human Rights Panel
The Human Rights Panels are a crucial part of Pride Toronto’s annual programming allowing participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue. Join us this year for a series of conversations.
Closed Captioning will be available for these events. ASL Interpreters can be booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of five (5) days prior to the event. Pride Toronto thanks the TD Ready Commitment for their support in presenting ASL Interpretation for Pride 2021
Envisioning a d/Deaf Queer Utopia
invites d/Deaf Queer panelists to re-imagine a perfect world that is accessible and inclusive for all. What does this world look like? What steps can we take to achieve that goal? We welcome all to engage in this conversation.
Moderated by: Amy Parsons
Panelists Include: Mirriah Elphege Bernard-Wesson
Inter-religious dialogue in 2SLGBTQ+ Spaces
explores the intersectional identity of being a 2SLGBTQ+ person with religious beliefs. How can we hold space and honour our identities without compromising our beliefs and traditions? What does it look like to be 2SLGBT2Q+ and religious?
Moderated by: Cheri DiNovo.
Panelists Include: Rev. Evan Swance-Smith (Urban Native Ministry), El-Farouk Khaki, imam eTJC: The Unity Mosque and Jess Burke (CIJA), and Sardar. Jodh Singh (founder of the Queer Sikh Network).
A Transnational Conversation on Unity and Decolonization
explores themes of Black North-South solidarity in relation to advocacy and Pride programming. Panelists will speak to the dynamics and implications of human rights solidarity.
Moderated by: Hollywood Jade, host of Pride Toronto’s Black Queer and Trans excellence podcast. Panelists Include: David Nnanna Ikpo (Pride Afrique, Nigeria), Maria Fontenelle (founding member of 758 Pride Saint Lucia), Joëlle Sambi Nzeba (Co-Chair of EuroCentralAsian Lesbian Community) and Carlos Idibouo (Fierté Afrique Francophone)