The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

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1996-2(TG).pdf
This image depicts a pamphlet that draws attention to specific parts of the 1996 Desh Pardesh festival that are of special interest.

1996-1(TG).pdf
This image depicts the program pamplet for the 1996 Desh Pardesh festival held from June 5-9. It highlights special performances and artists, and includes information about admission fees.

1997-1(TG).pdf
This image depicts the program outline for the 1997 Desh Pardesh festival that lasted from June 11-15. It breaks down the festival per day and provides admission information.

Douglas Stewart discusses his role in late 1970s- early 1980s activism in Toronto, including working with community groups ZAMI and Reunite Africa Youth (RAY).

This video is an excerpt from an interview with Tom Warner (2001-11-03) as he discusses the civil rights strategy of including sexual orientation into Human Rights legislation in the 1970s. He also talks about founding the Coalition for Gay Rights in…

DP005 - Arif (Final Transcript).pdf
Arif Noorani, in this oral history, active in Desh Pardesh in the 90’s, discusses his involvement with other activist groups, notably Queer Nation and CKLN. He talks about the influence Mike Harris had on the numerous arts collectives who lost…

Interview with George Hislop.JPG
In this oral history interview George Hislop, 59 years old, discusses growing up gay in Toronto from the 1930 until the 1980s. He describes his early life, first homosexual experiences, coming out, education, participation in the Toronto gay scene,…

DP015 - Leah (Final Transcript).pdf
Leah Lakshimi, in this oral history, recounts her experience coming to the arts scene in Toronto, where she felt included and respected as a South Asian artist. This was distinct from her experience in the United States and other areas of Canada,…

sheila.png
Sheila and Rachel, in this oral history interview, speak about their roles in Desh Pardesh, as a contributor and a programming coordinator, respectively. They explain the internal mechanisms of Desh, as well as its public perception at the time. They…

Lois Transcript.pdf
Born in 1920, Lois Stewart is a political activist and retired schoolteacher who grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. After teaching in Victoria during World War 2, Lois moved to Southern Ontario, where she taught in a number of cities and towns…
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