House of Anansi
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A Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour group.
House of Anansi acts to create and promote events and spaces by the Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour community that enable us to come together to share our stories. To create a space that is truly safe for all to be heard and respected. To celebrate who we are and empower our own community through connections.
How and why do we define as POC?
It is a solidarity definition, a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed people of color who have been minoritized. This is a term that has been created by Black and other minority women of color. See below for more on the history of the term POC.
- Bi-Weekly Virtual Community Check-in
- Community based events such as film screenings, social gatherings & potlucks
- House of Anansi also works to build community and create space for our QIPOC experiences, realities and history to be captured and shared with awareness & education collaborations.
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Contribute towards our ongoing efforts to create a safe, inclusive & respectful queer community.
The Inspiration Behind Our Name
House of Anansi is inspired by Anansi (/əˈnɑːnsi/ ə-NAHN-see), a folktale character first told in Ghana by the Ashanti people. Anansi often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. In the Caribbean, Anansi is one of the most powerful folklore characters and is often celebrated as a symbol of resistance and survival. Anansi is able to turn the table on his powerful oppressors by using his cunning and trickery, inspiring strategies of resistance, the tales enabled enslaved Africans to establish a sense of continuity with their past and offered them the means to transform and assert their identity within the boundaries of captivity.
The character of the trickster, Anansi, is one that is found woven into the folklore and tales throughout many cultures and is known by many names from Indigenous, Africa, Caribbean and more. This commonality provides a basis for the creation of the House of Anansi.
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What Does QIPOC Mean? And why we use it...
Queer Indigenous and Queer People of Colour (QIPOC)
QIPOC is a solidarity definition, a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed people of color who have been minoritized.
Do you know the origin of the term POC?
The term POC or People of Colour, originally WOC or Women of Colour was created by Black and other minority women of color in 1977 during the National Women's Conference, the origin of this term is pretty interesting, Loretta Ross can be heard speaking on the issue in the video.
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