For one night only,
Femmetopia is here to bring queer femmes some fucking space. Honouring the bars which were lost too soon, the few that have survived, and the ones we’ve only dreamed of existing. Come out for one night of celebration, resistance, maybe some conversation,and ultimately some sweaty dancing.
~song requests going all night with your surprise resident DJ~
This party is an extension of Maddie Alexander's Femme Wave Visual Arts project, Maddie Alexander / Dancing On My Own, a visual archive of femme*-centric queer space and community. Dancing on My Own shows at The New Gallery’s Resource Centre (Ng Towers ~ 115 2 Ave SW, Calgary) from November 14th — December 9th 2017 (open Tuesday — Saturday 11 AM — 5 PM).
** Please note this space is inclusive/inviting people of all genders, sexualities and identities. The intention of this space is to incite dialogue, not to isolate. There will be 0 tolerance for any oppressive behaviours**
Femme Wave Feminist Arts Festival and Local 510 are committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
LOCAL 510 is located at 510 17th Ave SW. We will be using the main level for the party. Main entrance is wheelchair accessible and has one accessible/gender neutral washroom.
Femme Wave acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Femme Wave is working closely with Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM) to create safer spaces for Indigenous musicians and attendees at the festival. If you claim Indigenous status, Metis status, Inuit status or that you are of Indigenous descent, please let us know so that we can connect you with IRIM ambassadors. These ambassadors will be available to help meet the needs of Indigenous musicians and attendees in Calgary and those travelling to Femme Wave from reservations or out of province.
To connect with an IRIM ambassador, please email [email protected]