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Inhabiting the North

Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

| $25 - $45

A dinner gathering, interactive performance and conversation

Gita Hashemi with guest readers Sarah Abu-Sharar and Zainab Amadahy, and food providers Salma Al-Atassi, Claude Awad, Aazar Masoumi, women of Regent Park Catering Collective, Johl Ringuette (Nishdish), and Nicole Tanguay
Hosted by e-fagia

When Sayyida Salme bint Said (a.k.a. Emily Said Ruete, 1844-1924) published her memoirs in German in 1886, Germany was only fifteen years old and Canada was nineteen. A daughter of the king of Zanzibar and Oman with a Circassian woman, Salme had left Zanzibar of her own volition at age nineteen following a love affair with a German merchant with whom she later married and had three children. She wrote her memoirs so that her children who were growing up in Hamburg would learn about their mother’s culture of origin in the South and ideas about life in the North.

We will gather for a rich alcohol-free, vegan and gluten-free feast prepared by indigenous and treaty artists, activists and community groups during which Zainab and Sarah will read and discuss selections from Sayyida Salme’s memoirs. We hope you will join us to share food and participate in a good conversation and collective broadcast. (Yes, we really want you to take pictures and videos and write tweets and comments for posting to social media networks.)

Inhabiting the North is the second performance in Gita Hashemi’s larger project, Passages. It is hosted and presented by e-fagia collective to launch their Decolonial Aesthetics Online Publication.

This event is for women and transwomen. Funds raised are for It Starts with Us database project for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. 
Advance tickets only. Tickets on sale until March 22nd. No tickets at the door.

Tickets: Sliding scale $25-$45 (include $5-$25 donation)
Advance tickets by Sunday, March 22nd, at:

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6 pm.
No admission after 6:30 pm
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp. We regret washrooms not accessible.
– Avoid using scented products to keep the space welcoming for people with sensitivities.

Gita Hashemi wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council.