CQC, a social group for 2SLGBTQIA+ adults with cognitive disabilities, will head to a Jewish Queer & Trans artisan market.
We’ll be heading to the event for 7:30pm, spend a bit of time looking at the market, and then settle in to listen to a talk on the History of Jewish Drag at 8pm.
The event is free, and if you need any help getting to or from the event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The market will have different Jewish queer trans vendors selling their art, so if you think you’ll want to buy something you should bring some money. There will be some complimentary snacks, but if you think you’ll be hungry you should plan to eat beforehand.
If you need ASL interpretation, please let us know when you register.
JQT Vancouver is thrilled to partner with the Peretz Centre for Secular Judaism to bring to you ARTISAN MARKET, featuring local Jewish queer trans creatives, and a special guest visiting us all the way from the UK – the one and only 🌟Stav Meishar🌟our JQT Artist in Residence!
Drop by, peruse the merch, nosh on complimentary food, and be mesmerized by Stav’s talk on “Oy Slay!: The History of Jewish Drag”, described thus:
💄RuPaul’s Drag Race brought drag culture to the mainstream, and with it some fierce Jewish queens like Sasha Velour and Jinkx Monsoon. But this art form has a long and diverse history going back centuries and across many cultures – as a performance practice, as personal expression, as survival, as rebellion and revolution. Going back to biblical times we will trace the feminist roots of cross-dressing in ancient texts, move through the traditions of drag queens and kings in Yiddish diaspora theatre, visit modern day gender-bending drag in prime-time TV and examine sabra drag among the LGBTQIA+ Israeli community. Expect Torah study alongside lip-sync performances, comedy sketches side-by-side with yiddishkeit, and a butt load of educational, enlightening, entertaining queer fun!