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Stand Up for What We Need

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

By donation

Taking What We Need and the Concordia Student Union present ‘Stand Up for What We Need,’ an evening of empowering shade from a crew of queer and marginalized comedians fighting back against the B.S.!

‘Stand Up for What We Need’ is an ongoing, informal feminist comedy show highlighting the talents of marginalized comedians and showcasing the ingenuity of badass people who *may never have approached comedy before.* These feminist queens are about to tear it down!

At a time when Brett Kavanaugh is being seated on the US Supreme Court, François Legault has been elected Premier, and Donald Trump sits in the White House, we literally cannot sit through one more event that gives right wing reactionaries any voice at all. To fight the rise of the far-right we need to create structures that support marginalized communities while also centering voices that shut down prejudice and injustice. As part of the CSU’s Campaign Against Sexual Violence, ‘Stand Up for What We Need’ is a pillar of this support.

Featuring performances by Montréal artists:

* J0j1
* Moohk Hibou
* Estelle Davis
* Lenore Claire Herrem
* Tatyana Olal
* Viola Chen
* Travis Cannon

The show will also feature Amanda McQueen!

Amanda McQueen has told jokes at WICF Boston, Cinderblock Brooklyn, SheDOT, OFF-JFL, and Chicago Funny Fest, where she won People’s Choice. She’s opened for Scott Thompson, Debra DiGiovanni, Judy Gold, and Kyle Dunnigan, and is very upset that Lindsay Whalen has retired from the WNBA.


Space is limited. Tickets are $5 – $15, Pay What You Can.

All proceeds from ‘Stand Up for What We Need’ shows go to Taking What We Need, an informal collective of trans women in Montréal who organize fundraisers to help low-income transfeminine people have a little break from the social and institutional transphobia they are forced to navigate. Whether this money goes towards the significant out-of-pocket costs of medically transitioning or towards basic needs like housing, food, or paying bills is up to them.


‘Stand Up for What We Need’ acknowledges that this show takes place on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tio’tia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin peoples.


This show may reference performers’ experiences with sexual violence, transphobia, racism, misogyny, homophobia, and ableism. If these topics are challenging for you, please know there will be active listeners available if you need to speak with someone.


The location is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids via elevators. There will be space for those who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids as well as seating that requires no steps to get to. If you require accessible seating, please contact us and we will reserve your seat (campaigns@csu.qc.ca // 514-848-7474 ext. 8904). There will be gender neutral and physically accessible washrooms in the venue. If you require childcare, please contact us 48 hours in advance.

In general, please contact us with any accessibility needs and we will do our best to meet them (campaigns@csu.qc.ca // 514-848-7474 ext. 8904).


November 19, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
By donation


Concordia Student Union


DB Clarke Theatre
1455 de maisonneuve o
Montréal, Quebec H3g1m8 Canada
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