A coalition of campus groups at the University of Toronto has organized an alternative orientation week for those with alternative ideas on gender assignment and norms. Disorientation Week presents Gender Revolt!, a week-long series of free talks and group discussions on the “ongoing struggles against capitalism, white supremacy, colonialism, and heteronormativity.” Speakers include Torontoist 2012 hero Steph Guthrie and G20 activist Kelly Rose Pflug-Back; the keynote speaker will be author and activist Sarah Schulman.
Tourism outfit G Adventures hosts the third annual Future of Tourism series, which provides free seminars about world travel. Guest speakers include Les Stroud from Survivorman; Paula Vlamings, executive director of Planeterra; and Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures and recent author of Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business.
For this edition of Media Mondays, three local film critics—Kevin Courrier, Adam Nayman, and Shlomo Schwartzberg—will examine the careers of American directors Robert Altman, David Lynch, and Steven Speilberg. Host David Levine will screen selected clips of the directors’ works for the panel (and audience) to better illustrate their methods and signature styles.
Improv troupe The Dandies presents Clockwork Orange Is The New Black, an improvised mash-up of Netflix’s hit womens’-prison series Orange Is The New Black and Anthony Burgess’s dystopian street-crime novel (and Stanley Kubrick’s film) A Clockwork Orange. Comic Nicole Dunn stars as Alexa Chapman, a new inmate who volunteers for a an experimental treatment program. Over three weekly Monday shows, the audience will help decide how that turns out.