Tune Up Toronto: Beyond the Binary - An Intersectional Guide for Working with Trans and Nonbinary Communities in the Music Industry

Mon 30th August 2021

MusicOntario presents:
Tune Up Toronto:Beyond the Binary - An Intersectional Guide for Working with Trans and Nonbinary Communities int he Music Industry
Facilitated by Ronnie Ali, R.P. (they, them, their) from Leaves on a Stream

Session 1: August 30, 2021 @ 5:30-6:30PM ET via ZOOM

Session 2: September 27, 2021 @ 5:30-6:30PM ET via ZOOM

Beyond the Binary invites industry peers to join us over two workshops, the first of which will review basic terms and concepts related to trans and nonbinary experiences, including an analysis of 'gender' based in intersectional anti-oppression, anti-racist, and decolonial perspectives. Participants will also learn about the impact of privilege and oppression while exploring best practices of meaningful accountability and harm reduction when working with trans and nonbinary communities. This is a valuable step in beginning to support trans and nonbinary creatives and voices in Ontario’s music sector.

For the second session, we invite participants to return with questions they might have after sitting with what they learned and experienced during the first session, once again facilitated by Ronnie Ali.

Register now: https://musicontariobeyondbinary2021.eventbrite.ca

About Ronnie Ali:

Ronnie (they/them/their) is a psychotherapist and consultant serving intersectional communities in and around Tkaronto since 2010. Last year, they founded Leaves on a Stream, a consulting practice that is built on radical empathy, ethical process, mindfulness, and collective healing. Through Leaves on a Stream, they offer clinical consultation, trauma-informed coaching, and social programming. Ronnie identifies as an immigrant-settler, trans femme, non-binary, queer, able-bodied, person of colour.

About MusicOntario:
MusicOntario is a non-profit, membership-based provincial Music Industry Association (MIA), whose mission is to provide professional development, education, information, and support to the music industry of Ontario. The association's mandate is to nurture, elevate, and empower emerging companies and artists in Ontario's indie music sector. We help. www.music-ontario.ca

About MusicOntario’s PRISM Advisory Committee:
In 2018, MusicOntario established the PRISM Advisory Committee in order to help direct

and shape the organization’s outreach and programming for artists and entrepreneurs who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, with the long-term goal of creating change-making awareness surrounding cultural and institutional barriers that are oppressive to those intersecting communities. The committee strives to address barriers within our sector through discussion, consultation, advocating for safer spaces, support, and programming, and will be composed of and driven by an ever-expanding group of artist and industry community leaders.

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