Hear the renowned J. Alexander – model, author, designer and former judge on America’s Next Top Model – deliver a keynote address as the cornerstone event of Black History Month.
Exploring how the intersections of blackness, gender, and femininity uniquely affect the lives of black queer folks, the keynote will focus on experiences with personal identities, navigating the fashion industry as a Black queer person, and lessons taken in advocacy. In addition, Miss J will be looking at diversity and representation, examining gender expectations and finding the tools to create spaces that contribute to disrupting the status quo, increase diversity and representation. The overarching theme centers on the importance of representation in media and its effect on underrepresented populations.
- $5 for U of G and WLU students. U of G, McMaster and Laurier students will be required to show a valid student card for entry with a student ticket.
- $15 for staff, faculty and community members and students from other institutions
Doors open at 6 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. This venue is fully accessible. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for specific accessibility needs/requests.
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Presented by the University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office, in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and McMaster University’s Equity and Inclusion Office.