MADx – DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND – Fri 13th Oct 2017

Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to bring together this gathering here.

Invitation

We would like to invite you to a conversation in a circle around the question:

Q. What does the phrase DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND mean to you ?

We hope to make space to hear many voices, and we hope you will join us in making space to hear first from those whose peoples were here first…


About this event


This event is brought to you by MADx collective,  a small group of friends who come together as people Indigenous to Turtle Island, and also as newcomers from many lands.

We don’t have answers but we do have lots of questions and we think its important and time to make spaces together in which we can speak, be heard and hear each other.

There will be no formal speeches or presentations but if you have something important you want to say and you want to have heard, let us know and ask for a slot, we’ll do our best to make space.

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MADx Lineup Fri 14th July 2017

The MADx Collective brings you…

MC Seema
Mistress of Ceremonies, MC Seema.

Mistress Seema likes to be pleased:
Happy Seema = Happy MADx.
Just so you know.

 

Jenny 

Regardless of your opinions about the quality of Jenny’s writing, yelling “don’t quit your day job” at her is no use since that ship has already sailed.

Jenny will bring some good old sh#t and some stonk-honkin’ new sh#t.

 

 

Richard Sitosky

Richard reckons owning your shit means grabbing life by the knards and not letting the bastards grind you down, and will explore the principle that success is the best revenge – or, when life hands you lemons, make a gin and tonic!

Mad poet from the hick town of Owen Sound, where masculinity is in inverse proportion to the size of your truck.

And if you buy a copy of his CD he might just be able to make the bus fare to get home.

 

Asante
Asante loves loves MADx – because he gets to hold the mic – which keeps his hands busy.

Asante will be bringing new material, and a surprise for MC Seema…
Follow him on Twitter…  @AsanteV

 

Fan Wu
Fan Wu is a writer and unapologetic fantasist living in Toronto.

 

 

 

Tim n Ben
One year ago Tim took to the MADx stage and did the Mad Pride Rant: show up, free hugs, food. Last MADx Ben told stories about vampires and friends. This time they’re back, and together, as some kinda mad rantin’ dancin’ double act with a bite.

 

 

K for Kevin
K always found it curious that people with x in their name seemed cool.

He doesn’t – so he isn’t. But he does have a while head full of “muppets” and they can be.


Production

MADx is brought to you by…
MC Seema
KevinK
Laura
and a whole bunch of folks….


imperial pubBig Thanks

Many thanks to Sammy and all the staff at The Imperial Pub for having us and all you do to make us feel welcome.

MADx: Th#s Sh#t is mine… Fri 14th July 2017

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Next MADx by night…

Fri 13th July 2017
8pm to Midnight

The Imperial Pub
54 Dundas St E
Toronto
@TheImperialPub

Accessibility: Wheelchair Possible

Theme :  This Shit is Mine…

What shit, exactly?
and
What’s your part in it?
and what’s your part in a-changing it?

Bring your shit

Don’t throw it around; share it your way:

Spoken-Word | Slam | Standup | Storytelling | Song | Dance | Poetry

Join Us, Join in 
Submit your pitch here: https://madx.ca/pitch-us/

It’s our birthday…
MADx is will be one-year old – bring a little something for MC Seema.

 

MADx – WTF !!! Fri 12 May 2017

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Put it where you put your date stuff.
Or don’t, because you know,
WTF?

We’re always looking out for new performers, new rebels – especially if it’s your first time.

So if you want to have a go then WTF, come have a go!

Pitch us here…
or if you have, like questions and stuff, contact us here…

Celebrate, Rebel, Perform – free yourself and shit like that , or just come and have a good time…

WTF, it’s Friday.

MADx – a bit mad and it has an x in it
– and it’s red, so….

There’s even a shirt, if you like shirts then get yours here…
https://the-rebellion.ca/2016/11/23/madx-t/