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Media Campaigns...

61st World Science Fiction Convention vs. SARS

Michelle was head of Publications and Communications for the 61st World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto in August 2003. In March 2003 the SARS Epidemic hit Toronto and most major conventions cancelled or were blismal on attendance. Michelle and her team managed an attendance of 4700 people out of a projected 6500, and was one of only three successful International conventions during the outbreak period.


Rally for Peaceful Communities

Rally cummunlated 3 years of work advocating for London Police awareness of hate crimes against LGBT populations. The campaign successfully brought awareness and new programs to the city of London as well firmly asserting the HBT Working Group in London as liason between the community and police.

Coverage: All London media, CBC, CTV, All National papers, International Media.

Trails End Farmers Market Discrimination

This work brought public awareness to the discrimination and harassment of Trans individuals in London Ontario.

Coverage: All London media, CBC, CTV, All National papers, International Media.

Occupy Timmies Blenheim

Two women were asked to leave a Blenheim Tim Hortons by the Assistant Manager after indentifying them as lesbians and telling them, "Your type is not welcome here". Tim Horton's issued a public apology.

Local media(Blackburn group) venomously attacked the girls, and Dave and Tracy (local social justice activists) took up the charge to defend the girls locally on the ground organizing the "kiss in" rally. The campaign became challenging when it erupted into a turf war between a media giant, CK Pride, and local activists making it clear the rampant homophobia present in the area.

Coverage: CBC, CTV, All National papers, Radio across Canada, International Media.