C2C is a call to conversation. We are gathering scholars, community members, activists, artists, students, youth, and traditional knowledge holders to dialogue on the work being done in two-spirit (2S) and queer people of colour (QPOC) communities. We call on our communities and institutions to act in a spirit of reconciliation.

We are gathering for three days in October to discuss:

• Where our communities intersect
• What individual, institutional, and community efforts are needed to reconcile our relationships
• Relationship-building and coalition work occurring across our communities
• How we can celebrate our gifts and achievements
• How we can more deeply understand and enact the politics and practices of love in community

Winnipeg is located on Treaty 1 land and in the heartland of the Métis Nation. Winnipeg was the location of the 1990 “Third Annual Inter-tribal Native American, First Nations, Gay and Lesbian American Conference” where the term “two-spirit” was affirmed. 

C2C is a plenary conference, organized around five main panel conversations with leading and emerging 2S people and QPOC: history and origins, family, education, institutions, and creative practice. This conference calls for critical dialogue between 2S and QPOC communities and with LGBT and cisgender heterosexual allies about how best to move forward. 

C2C also includes the following community events:
Friday, Oct. 20 – QPOC Drop the Mic @ The Good Will
Saturday, Oct. 21 – Red Rising Magazine launch @ Winnipeg Art Gallery
Sunday, Oct. 22 – Closing Feast @ Thunderbird House

REGISTER HERE: https://registration.plannersplus.ca/calltoconversation/registration.aspx

Note: Our intention is to create a supportive and positive conference environment. We wish to reduce potential barriers to participation so that the conference can be an inclusive space for conversation. If registration fees are a barrier to your participation, please simply select whichever registration cost is accessible for you. We will NOT be checking for student ID. Registration provides access to the conference and all related events. 

C2C: Two-Spirit & Queer People of Colour: A Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies" is a conference hosted by the University of Winnipeg (UW) in partnership with Two-Spirit People of Manitoba (http://www.twospiritmanitoba.ca/) and QTPOC Winnipeg.