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Paris Is Burning: BBQ & Outdoor Film Night

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August 2, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Grandview Park, 1657 Charles St.
1657 Charles St.
Vancouver, BC Canada
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August 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CATA, Vancouver Pride Society, Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance, and Trans Week of Resilience 


Organized and taking place on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), & səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (colonially known as Vancouver, Canada). We seek to work in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in the struggle for autonomy and self-determination. We understand that the gender binary is a colonial construct and affirm the diversity of gender identity and gender expression of people around the world, especially those who are reclaiming identities and roles lost, erased and vilified due to colonization.


Join us for a socially-distanced outdoor screening of Paris is Burning! Come eat some food, learn about Black & Latinx trans-queer history in NYC, and hang out with community!



6:30pm – 9:30pm BBQ & Picnic

9:30pm – 10:30pm Film Screening


Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s. It chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the Black, Latinx, gay, and trans communities who created it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Is_Burning_(film)


Accessibility Info:

  • ASL interpretation is currently being secured for this event. If you require this service, please contact noterfsnoswerfs@pm.me by Thursday, July 30th at 6:30pm.
  • Gendered, wheelchair accessible washrooms are located in the northeast corner of the park.
  • Vegan food options will be available; please contact us ahead of time if you have any food allergies we should be aware of.
  • Non-medical masks and hand sanitizer will be available for attendees.
  • Stim toys will be made available for attendees.


Safer Space Guidelines:

  • This event strives to be a safer space. We recognize that oppression exists everywhere, and that we cannot guarantee safe spaces, only that we can make them safer by recognizing, understanding, challenging, and transforming oppressive ideas and behaviours.
  • Participants are encouraged to give care to themselves and engage in this space in ways that works for them; no one expects folks to do anything they don’t want to do.
  • This event is for everyone and seeks to center and prioritize trans-queer perspectives, especially QTBIPOC.
  • Organizers are bound by the Mission, Vision & Basis of Unity of the Coalition Against Trans Antagonism and reserve the right to remove anyone who is disruptive, breaches the safer space guidelines, and/or creates an unsafe environment.

For more information and/or to make accessibility requests, email us at noterfsnoswerfs@pm.me.