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Liminal Landing: A Gathering for 2STQBIPOC+

November 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


What Is Liminal Landing?
First, Liminal Landing and The Place are located on Treaty 7 territory, home of the Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Tsuut’ina, Îyârhe Nakoda, and Métis Nation. What does that mean? It means we work towards the centre and honour the experience and knowledge of those who are Land Protectors and identify ways to uphold their position in so-called Canada.

When the opportunity at CommunityWise Resource Centre came up to activate the space for the 2STQBIPOC community, the notion of developing a series of gatherings came up. Liminal Landing is an opportunity for those who identify as part of the community to retreat together and build stronger relations that are focused on issues that centre our experience.

My [Tyson] queer identity can often feel uncertain, ambiguous a relentless place of transition(s). It has felt like a liminal space – unknown. Gratefully I’ve landed on optimism, hope and a sense of liberation in the community. Liminal Landing is a space on your journey, no matter where you’re whether it’s the in-between, at your destination or just beginning, the ‘landing’ is a moment to stop, reflect and build community.

With our time together, you can drop in be part of the conversation, create, play and learn.

What is ‘The Place’?
The Place is an accessible, free, and collaboratively shared space within CommunityWise. It is QTBIPOC-led. Liminal Landing is one of many opportunities to connect the community at the place. To activate your own idea or learn more here.

Priscilla Cherry (Elle/She/Her)

Trinidadian-Canadian, Priscilla Cherry, is a free-spirited storyteller as well as a peer support specialist with a passion for people and creative collaborations with equally uplifting energies. Recognizing a representation gap in media and the mental health sector, Priscilla applies her lived experience navigating mental health concerns and combines it with her love for play, creativity and emotional and spiritual healing. Priscilla is a programmer with CJSW 90.9 FM and CKUA 93.7 FM, the in-game host for Calgary Surge Basketball, and a lead organizer and board member at large with TEDxYYC. Most recently, Priscilla launched her childhood dream of having a live interactive talk show and in April 2023, The Oratory was born. Priscilla firmly believes in the art of hosting; the power of sharing our lived experiences and personal narratives; and that everyone has something to share that someone else could learn from, relate to or at the very least be curious about.

Tyson Bankert (He/Him)

Tyson is a community developer; his personal slogan is to edify others, befriend the lonely and promote justice! Tyson is grateful to have his vocation match his values and able to bring people together through the art of facilitation. Tyson has had the delight of being part of several community initiatives on Treaty 7. A self-proclaimed troublemaker, his intention is to build communities to share power and make change. embedding the tenants of communities of care with a bit of play as resistance. Tyson co-leads the network Community Development Learning Initiative and Founder of Recess Calgary.

Come Gather!
Note: This is a co-created space and below are general ideas for the upcoming gatherings. Everyone is welcome this includes chosen allies.

October 15th (2pm – 5pm) Topic: Belonging
Let’s create the space together! Why ‘The Place’, how has a sense of belonging impacted us and what’s possible!

October 29th (2pm – 5pm) Topic: Relationships
Details coming

November 26th (2pm – 5pm) Topic: Pleasure
Pleasure can be sex, play, creativity, or relaxation in all of its forms it can be difficult to identify, achieve and familiarise ourselves with the act of what brings us pleasure.

December 31st – (2pm – 5pm) Topic: Queer Futurism
Let’s ring in the New Year (georgiran calendar) and explore queer futurism and the excitement and solidarity required for the future.

Is Queerness the future? I think it’s worth exploring the possibilities! Whether it’s the current understanding of bodies, gender, ways of creating family, or technology! Let’s be curious! What Is Liminal Landing?


November 26, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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