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Rage! A screening of Track Two: documenting the 1981 bathhouse riots

March 23rd, 2011

Queer Ontario, in partnership with Xtra, are proud to announce the joint screening of Track Two, documenting the 1981 bathhouse raids and riots.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Operation Soap — the infamous bathhouse raids of 1981 that saw the pillaging of four Toronto bathhouses and the charging of 309 men as keepers and found-ins of a common bawdy house. Track Two, follows the raids themselves and the subsequent uprising from the community.

On Tuesday, March 29, Queer Ontario and Xtra will be screening Track Two at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (located at 12 Alexander St.). Doors open at 6:30 PM with the event commencing at 7:00 PM. We’re pleased to have some of those involved with the film present to speak to their experiences as well as some speaker’s who make the linkage between the ’81 raids and modern day discussions of sex spaces and policing.

As well, at the screening, we will be accepting donations that will be given to seniors programs to support those in our communities who fought for our rights and now make use of programs such as these at the 519.

We also would like to take this opportunity to re-invite everyone to continue to share their stories of the raids and the subsequent riots as part of The NO MORE SHIT! Remembrance Project.

See you there!

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