The Beauty in Our History

Program: Creative Connect
Start: June 7, 2021, 6:00 PM
End: June 30, 2021, 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Host name: Nia Centre


Happy Pride Month Creative Connect Community,

We hope you are doing well. This year is the 40th celebration of Pride in Toronto, inspiring the community to reflect on the beauty in Queer history. To honour the sites and stories of the LGBTQ+ community, we’re launching The Beauty in Our History, an interactive Zine Making workshop to mark this celebration.

Open to Black youth between the ages of 14-29 who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, participants will be sent a disposable camera to capture their identity, experiences, and the beauty in Queer history. Using these images, participants will work together in a two-part zine making workshop to document the history and stories told through the images.

Spaces for this program are limited. Deadline to Register: June 10th | 11:59pm :

Program Schedule:

This program will occur in three parts. The first part will be an introductory meeting will all program participants and facilitator.

The second part of this program will require you to capture your identity, experiences, sites etc. using a disposable camera. You will need to submit these images to Downtown Cameras by June 18th, 2021.

The third part of this program will be the Zine Making Workshops. Dates are as follows:

Introduction & Logistics Meeting: June 11th, 2021 | 6pm- 7:00pm

Images Due: June 18th, 2021 | 5pm

Zine Making Workshop Part One: June 23rd, 2021 | 6pm - 8pm

Zine Making Workshop Part Two: June 30th, 2021 | 6pm -8pm

If you have any questions or concerns, email