A.A.S.K. Montreal (Artists and Allies Seeking Knowledge/Know-how) is a not-for-profit community and volunteer-driven initiative whose aim is to create a space for all to learn skills and improve the physical, psychological, and interpersonal safety within the Montreal music and artistic communities. They focus on accessible entry-level education and training, resource sharing and discussion, as well as addressing problems of discrimination and oppression.
HTMlles – A.A.S.K. Montreal: Longterm Longtable
Feminist Media Studio
CJ Building, Room 2.130
7141 Sherbrooke W.
The Feminist Media Studio is excited to partner with the 13th edition of the HTMlles Festival, “Beyond the # — Failures and Becomings,” to present Longterm Longtable, by A.A.S.K. Montreal.
*The Feminist Media Studio has posted the following acknowledgment statement in conjunction with our participation in the important HTMlles 13 festival. To read it, please click <here for English> or <here for French>.*
Longterm Longtable is a community discussion series centered around three topics: accessibility, accountability, and call-out culture.
The main framework of the longtable is a public discussion and performance. Conceived by artist Lois Weaver, there are two main rules: those seated at the table are speakers, and those not seated are listeners. Speakers eventually take their leave, allowing listeners to join the table. This will be elaborated upon by adding video chat participation, and, following the event, formatting transcriptions into a digital publication to ensure discussions are not lost in collective memory.
Going beyond the hashtag, both the format and content (suggested questions and invited guests) will set the table to explore the success of #MeToo in activating social change and its failure to adequately account for race, class, ability, and gender diversity in enabling survivors to demand accountability from communities in which they participate.