Venue:  Mahtay Cafe
Time:  Saturday 12pm-5pm
Category:  Interactive + Workshop, Multi-Art Events, Music, Theatre + Spoken Word
City of Origin:  St.Catharines, ON
Price:  FREE


A mini festival of art, music, and spoken word. Celebrating the unique expressions of artists who identify as LGBTQ+


Embodied Resistance is a queer art and music gathering celebrating unique creative voices. Join us for a zine making workshop and an interactive and engaging singalong. Visit our really, really free store. Bring gently used clothing and accessories. Exchange them for another gently used item.

jana philipp – multimedia artist, musician, zinester, workshop facilitator:
In this 2 hour workshop, you can learn how to create your own eight-page zine!
jana will give a brief overview of zine culture and history, specifically how it relates to queer & feminist politics and reclaiming media, as well as demonstrate different zine formats and binding techniques. A group collage/zinemaking party will end the afternoon. Please feel free to bring your own writing and/or collage materials.
Materials will be provided.

Janice Jo Lee -singer-songwriter, poet, storyteller:
Janice Jo Lee will lead the audience in an interactive, engaging singalong that will get everybody riled up.


Christine Cucciniello (Event Organizer/Workshop Facilitator) is a community organizer, freelance writer, part-time crafter, photographer, and the Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator at CFBU Brock Radio. Having spent her childhood, and a significant part of her adult life in St.Catharines, she works to bring people together through community building and collective art projects. She is interested in challenging dominant modes of production, reproduction, and representation as it relates to queer identities.

jana is a multimedia artist, musician, zinester, and co-founder of ‘deadly nightshade’ zine-distro, who is passionate for building meaningful connections with people and the land, as well as tearing down barriers and creating access to creative expression and the wild. She/they can be found creeping around by the river with children or making weird music and art. Immigrant and settler on stolen Haudenosaunee territory: Kitchener, Ontario.

Janice Jo Lee is an award-winning folk artist rooted in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, storyteller and community organizer. She sings, speaks and shares stories about love, struggle, and community. She is disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. Lee’s new album Sing Hey is a vocal and acoustic showcase with songs themed on feminism, poverty and friendship. There are sing-along anthems for the people, and sit-back-and-chill folk songs that will comfort your tired soul.Her debut album Drown the Earth was played on CBC Radio across the country. Lee was the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence for 2015 and created a videopoem project called Folk Myths of Kitchener. She was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council K.M. Hunter Award in Literary Arts in 2014 and received an Ontario Women’s Directorate “Leading Women, Building Communities” Award in 2015. Twitter@janicejolee


Depending on the nature of the content, some open mic pieces come with a trigger warning.

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