On June 6th, you and yours are cordially invited to the very big, very bold "Feminist Read-In" at Queen's Park in Toronto. Be there at 11 a.m. and head out whenever the music stops or the sun goes down.
What's a Read-In you ask? Imagine your typical sit-in, but without the force-feeding and free love. Supporters of the project from everywhere and anywhere are invited to join us on the front lawn of Queen's Park to demonstrate for change and to show the government what we want to see in education -- feminist and queer-positive literature, and women's histories.
Bring your books, your blankies, your friends and family. We want hundreds -- nay, thousands there! The day will be complete with solidarity-enhancing entertainment to dazzle the eye and warm the heart, including musical performances (more details on that to come), poetry readings (such as from most fabulous up-and-comer Tanis Rideout), and book readings by some of the women authors who matter to us. It will be the fabulous, feminist, education-focused, all-ages, geek-chic, refined but riotous, irreverent-to-the-bone Woodstock of our times.
Teachers, now is the time to start making arrangements for field trips. Students, now is the time to start bugging your teachers to start making arrangements for field trips.
If you're part of an organization (Women's, education, advocacy, labour union, etc.), please let your like-minded colleagues know and winkle a day-off out of your boss (and if you are the boss, declare June 6 'Feminist Activism Day' and release your employees into the streets, with a banner from your group in hand).
Everyone else, now is the time to start spreading the word like a highly contagious infection your mother used to warn you about. Below you can download posters and flyers advertising the event for your printing and posting needs. Please print and post. Everywhere.
Also, we know we planted the June 1 date in your heads, but due to plot-twists beyond our control (down on the QP end), we've had to move the Big Day back a bit. Unforeeable, but so it goes. If "one" was the number in your head before, please replace it now with "six."
Go shout it from the rooftops: Patriarchy beware. Miss G__ is coming. See you on the sixth!
Click on the images below to view and print posters and flyers (pdfs) in Adobe Acrobat or right-click to download and save.
8.5x11" black and white poster
8.5x11" black and white large flyer (two flyers per page)
8.5x11" black and white small flyer (six flyers per page)