• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Big Ideas Lecture in Art & Culture: The Trans Sound of Black Freedom

Thursday, January 18, 2018; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At the 2018 ArtsEverywhere Festival, activist, educator, and public health practitioner Michael Roberson shared insights and stories from his community of House/Ball artists who are now establishing the Ballroom Freedom School—an educational activist hub for Black and Latinx LGBTQ artists in New York City. In this video Michael is joined by elder Peter Schuler, Twysted Miyake Mugler, Brandon Hay of Toronto’s Black Daddies Club, and local community leader Marva Wisdom. Michael’s talk was preceded by a festival introductory ceremony and land recognition by elder Peter Schuler of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Art Gallery of Guelph, Gordon Street,
Guelph, ON.