From September 24 to October 22, UBC Artivism engages through the theme Queering the Self, which provides space for underrepresented voices from our community and beyond to explore the intersections of their identity through the lens of the digital.

Presented by UBC Arts and Culture District 2021 festival Artistic Director/Producer Bianca Santana, this annual festival highlights stories of resilience and student activist art that challenges dominant narratives through live performances, poetry, music and more. There’s something for everyone; the events include a wide range of in-person and online activities.


Save the Date

These events are part of UBC ARTIVISIM: Queering the Self. Check back for more information and celebrate the art of creative resistance at UBC.

Queers + Beers: Queer Trivia Night
Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM | Koerner’s Pub
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Online Dating While Queer and BIPOC: Webinar with Luna Matatas
Talk with Sex and Pleasure Educator Luna Matatas
Monday, October 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM | Online
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Drag & Drop! Experimental Drag night with Maiden China and Continental Breakfast
Thursday, October 7 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM | Koerner’s Pub
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An Anti-Racist Approach to a Digital World
Talk with UBC Alum, writer and activist Cicely Blain
Tuesday, October 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM | Online
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(Un)Masking Veiling: From Muslim Women’s Covering Practices to Conversations About Masking Mandates with UBC Prof. Alifa Bandali
Talk with UBC Prof Alifa Bandali
Thursday, October 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM | Online
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Community partners

UBC ARTIVISM: Queering the Self is produced by UBC Arts & Culture District festival Artistic Director/Producer Bianca Santana in partnership with the UBC Exposure and made possible through the support of the UBC Anti-Racism Fund, UBC Equity & Inclusion, and UBC Faculty of Arts.