Post-Film Panel

Adriana Laurent (she/her)
is originally from Honduras, and is a queer, mixed race (half Black/half white) immigrant who is passionate about the intersections of climate change, race, gender and migration and has been organizing on these issues for 6 years at an institutional and grassroots level. She’s been living on the territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations and this has helped shape her organizing for collective liberation.

Aya (they/them)
“Aya Clappis, or, (SIMTU)“Timstu”, is a queer Afro-Indigenous truthteller and visual artist who currently resides on the unceded homelands of the Songhees and Esquaymalt First Nations. Aya’s ancestral lineages are of the Somali and Huu-ay-aiht First Nations. Their work strives to center decolonization, collective liberation and Indigenous sovereignty through mediums such as graphic art, poetry, and storytelling.”

Jaylen (they/them)
Jaylen is an urban wildlife ecologist, animal behaviourist and educator. They are non-binary, queer, Black and latinx, and work to bring the intersections of their identity into their advocacy, education, and research. Jaylen was born in Toronto, a city built on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the (hoe-da-no-SHOW-nee) Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In 2015 they relocated to Vancouver, a city built on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) first nations.

Udokam (she/her)
Udokam Iregbu is a Nigerian born and raised cis-gendered woman, living and working on unceded, stolen, traditional and ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. This reality is one that Udokam uses to inform her anti-oppression, anti-colonial, Black feminist, queer, social justice work as a community organizer and educator.

jaye (they/them)
jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree (SAWL-toh )Saulteaux Indigiqueer from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. simpson is a writer, advocate and activist sharing their knowledge and lived experiences in hope of creating utopia.
they are published in several magazines including and They are in two anthologies: Hustling Verse (2019) and Love After the End (2020). Their first poetry collection, it was never going to be okay (Nightwood Ed.) was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award and a 2021 Dayne Ogilvie Prize Finalist while also winning the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English.