Shout Back! Festival’s kick-off workshop!

Hey y’all!!

Check out Shout Back!’s first workshop of the festival. We hope everyone can make it and engage in a really important conversation!



Decolonizing Anti-Racism and Problematizing Allyship

Thursday Aug 7th 7:00-9pm
Venue: Astorinos

This workshop is for people who have taken anti-oppression and decolonizing 101 workshops  and are looking to further their critical learning. We will discuss the non-performativity of groups that claim they are “anti-racist” as well as the ways words such as “ally” and “decolonize” are gobbled up by settler society, only to further dilute the specificity which make these terms so important to begin with.

In challenging allyship and exposing the ways white people maintain innocence and move toward stances of mastery within anti-racist spaces. We intend to open up dialogue about the ways ‘allyship’ removes the onus of complacency from white-settler society and move towards a deeper understanding  of the responsibility each of us (in a multitude of locations) has whence living in a settler-colonial society. Further,  we will discuss the ways in which anti-racism fails to center the ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing complacency of white settlers, and their refusal to give up dominance. Within our presentation, we as individuals (with varying experiences) will interrogate the ways in which whiteness (see. white supremacy) insidiously works to erase Indigenous peoples, lands, and forge a fabricated ‘canadian’ identity which neither looks critically inward nor acknowledges the part(s) settlers play within the occupying settlement project. Please be warned that this workshop hinges upon open dialogue pertaining to settlement, entitlement, and white supremacy — these conversations carry great weight and can be intense for participants

!! WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE !!

~*~Shout Back! Festival 2014 Workshop Schedule~*~

▼KICK OFF▼ 
 THURSDAY AUGUST 6 - ASTORINO’S
(1739 Venables)
6:00-6:20 Trans* meet-up
6:40 - 7:00 Indigenous and People of Colour meet-up
* more info in the meet-up facebook groups. There will be a follow-up meet-up scheduled for sometime during the fest, as determined by the people in each group.

Welcome and Opening Workshop
7:30 Decolonizing + Problematizing Allyship

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STRATHCONA COMMUNITY CENTRE
11-12:30 PM – Sex Worker Solidarity
1:30-2:30 PM – Ageism in Radical Spaces
6:30-10PM – Animal Defense & Pipeline Resistance

BRITTANIA GYM D
11-12PM – Sassercize 
12:30-1:45PM – Witch Politics: A Facilitated Discussion
2-3PM – Prisoner’s Solidarity

BRITTANIA RM. 2
10-11AM – Radical Mental Health PT 1
11:30-12:30PM – Counter-Surveillance
1-2:30PM – Radical Mental Health PT 2
3-5PM – Ongoing Indigenous Resistance in KKKana-DUH

GALLERY GACHET
4-6:30PM – Fat Panic!

!! 2014 SCHEDULE !!

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Shout Back! Festival is very happy to announce the 2014 schedule! We are so excited 

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▼KICK OFF▼ 
THURSDAY NIGHT - ASTORINO’S
(1739 Venables)
6:00 Doors Open - Come get your passes! For those who donated to our fundraising campaign, you can pick up your ‘perks’ here!

Initial Meet-Ups
6:00-6:20 Trans* meet-up
6:40 - 7:00 Indigenous and People of Colour meet-up
* more info in the meet-up facebook groups. There will be a follow-up meet-up scheduled for sometime during the fest, as determined by the people in each group.

Welcome and Opening Workshop
7:00 Welcome and Territorial Acknowledgements
7:30 Decolonizing + Problematizing Allyship

Bands
9:00 Vultarine
9:30 Filthy Liars
10:00 Sharkpact
10:30 Dogjaw
11:00 Soultree

✿ FRIDAY NIGHT✿ 

ASTORINO’S
8:00 Tasha Solace
8:30 Kiss Painting
9:00 Haunted Mouse
9:30 Cascadia 
10:00 Other Jesus

FRANKLIN STUDIOS
7:30 Ora Cogan
8:00 Old Nell
8:30 Bumflap
9:00 Rigoria
9:30 Banshee
10:00 EdzieOo

RAINBOW CONNECTION
9:30 Catty Kits
10:00 Felonious Parker
10:30 FAKES
11:00 Violent Vickie
11:30 Bushtip
12:00 No Babies
12:30 Channels 3 and 4

ⒶSATURDAYⒶ 

ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR AT BRITANNIA’S GYM D
10:00am - 4:30pm
A list of tablers and workshops coming soon!

ALL DAY AT ASTORINO’S

Morning Show
11:00 Toilet Heart
11:30 She Dreams in Colour
12:00 Artistic Crisis
12:30 Gummy Bear
1:00 Seaside Tryst
1:30 Katie and the Lichen
2:00 Celibacy Now

Afternoon Show
3:00 Skunt
3:30 Metallic
4:00 Screaming Queens
4:30 Bro Crusher 
5:00 Margy Pepper

IPOC Showcase
6:00 Sajia Sultana
6:30 Graftician
7:00 The Lonsdales
7:30 NighTrain
8:30 Freaky Pup
9:00 Nation of Two
9:30 SBSM
10:00 Power Altar
10:30 Purple Hearts Social Club

Followed by a Dance Party at Franklin Studios


♡SUNDAY♡

WAFFLE BREAKFAST NOISE SHOW AT FRANKLIN STUDIOS
11:00 Briana Marela
11:30 Cloud Lite
12:00 Moanzzz
12:30 lululululu
1:00 Beast Nest
2:00 Mourning Coup
2:30 Felidae
3:00 Doctor Sleep
3:30 Old Girl

FINALE AT RAINBOW CONNECTION
6:00 Sleuth
6:30 Nancy Leticia
7:00 True Crush
7:30 Smear Lord
8:00 Purple! Pink!
8:30 Underpass
9:00 Homomonstrous
9:30 Ragana
10:00 Madonna.
10:30 Hard Bitch
11:00 Poor Form

Accessibility for these spaces is posted on our tumblr:http://shoutbackfest.tumblr.com/saferspaces with the exception of Astorinos which we are currently making modifications to the bathroom, and will have info posted asap. We are also waiting to get some measurements for GYM D and a couple spaces in the community centers where workshops will be held.

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SAFER SPACES VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The Safer Spaces Team is a rotating group of volunteers present at each Shout Back event working to make Shout Back Festival a safer and less oppressive place for everyone including, but not limited to: women, indigenous people and people of color, elders, youth, and people who are queer, trans*, gender non-conforming, differently-abled, undocumented, immigrants, houseless, and/or those with less structural power and privilege. While in an unjust society such as ours, we cannot ensure that any space will be fully “safe” for everyone, the Safer Spaces Team will be making use of a number of approaches throughout the Shout Back weekend to prioritize harm reduction and make our events inclusive and empowering for attendees.

The Safer Spaces volunteers, readily identifiable by brightly coloured arm bands, will be available at events to provide active listening and conflict resolution to those who need it. Additionally, the Safer Spaces team will be present to mediate and intervene in the event of expressions of hurtful or oppressive attitudes, fashion styles, or actions. 

The Safer Spaces Team will also be providing harm reduction supplies, such as condoms, latex gloves, lube, and safer sex resources, as well as needles and safer injection materials.

Please see the Shout Back Safer Spaces and Accessibility Committee Policy on Abuse and Consent for further information.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! 
TRAINING WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6th @ 7pm [but let us know if you are interested but cannot make it] 

Email saferspaces@shoutback.net

just finished making these goodie bags for the shout back meet up tomorrow! we only made 30 of these little beauties, so you better come early if you want one. 3pm - 11pm drop in at blood alley (message for more details)
https://www.facebook.com/events/437313086372329/441285642641740/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

just finished making these goodie bags for the shout back meet up tomorrow! we only made 30 of these little beauties, so you better come early if you want one. 3pm - 11pm drop in at blood alley (message for more details)

https://www.facebook.com/events/437313086372329/441285642641740/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

First official meet-up for folks who are interested in helping with year 3 of Shout Back! Fest. All levels of interest/experience welcome to join. Check it out on the Fbook.

First official meet-up for folks who are interested in helping with year 3 of Shout Back! Fest. All levels of interest/experience welcome to join. Check it out on the Fbook.

SHOUT BACK! FEST 2014 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! JULY 18-20, 2014

This year, Shout Back! Fest is joining forces with the Anarchist Book Fair, taking place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territories.

Shout Back Fest is an anti-capitalist festival organized by and for gay, trans, queer, people of colour, indigenous  and/or women artists. The festival  features workshops, music, art and the anarchist book fair.

We refuse to adapt and accommodate to inherently oppressive, hierarchical structures
and we will not be erased or tokenized  Let’s break the binary and continue to create a safer and more inclusive community. One that works to  break systemic barriers, encourage conversations and build relationships. One that is based on mutual aid and solidarity. 

Please get in touch if you would like to help organize this year!  shoutbackfest@gmail.com

Let’s smash patriarchy together!!

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Shout Back Festival 2013

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She Dreams In Colour  !!

She Dreams In Colour  !!