CLGA Digital Collections

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Explore highlights from the CLGA’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artefacts, ephemera and more!

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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.

1994-1(TG).pdf
This pamplet outlines the various events that would have taken place at the May 4-8 1994 Desh Pardesh festival. It outlines artists of interest as well as extra fees that may be applied.

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Punam Khosla was the coordinator of the Desh Pardesh festival from the second festival in 1991 to 1993. She headed the festival with clear political goals, which often clashed with other organizers of the event but she was not willing to compromise…

DP029 - Sharon (Final Transcript).pdf
Sharon Fernandez begins by discussing her various works within the people of colour community prior to the Dash Pardesh festival, with a specific goal to push women of colour’s involvement in the writing and in the community. She then discusses the…

DP024- Paramjit (Final Transcript).pdf
Paramjit Rai was a volunteer and co-coordinator at Desh Pardesh for a number of years. She discusses her experience as a social policy worker and academic at the festival and how this role of “outsider” informed her perspective on the festival.…

DP013 - Ian (Final Transcript).pdf
Ian Iqbal Rashid is a poet and writer, and one of the co-founders of Desh Pardesh. In this interview he discusses the conception of Desh, its original visions and its its manifestation into an internationally recognized event. Rashid was not involved…

Interview with Don Franco.JPG
Don Franco, in his 60s at time of interview, discusses his youth, family and premature exit from school to enter the workforce. Don Franco attended Victoria College at UofT at the time of World War II, but was refused entry into the Air Force due to…

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,…

As an excerpt from the documentary Stand Together (2002), this video looks at lesbian and gay liberation in the 1960s-1970s in Canada. Through interviews, the video focuses on issues in Ontario such as police persecution (including blackmailing…
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