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Blair Imani

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Algonquin Commons Theatre

1385 Woodroffe Avenue

Building E

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

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Theatre Bar Open 7:30pm | Show 8:00pm

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Author and activist living at the intersection of black, queer, and Muslim identities.

Blair Imani is writer, mental health advocate, and historian living at the intersections of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity. In addition to being a public speaker, Blair is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Lifting As We Climb: The Great Migration & the Black American Dream which hits shelves in January 2020. She is also the official ambassador of Muslims for Progressive Values, one of the oldest progressive Muslim organizations to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Following her arrest at the protests of Alton Sterling’s murder in Baton Rouge, Blair Imani began using her voice on a national stage. As a public speaker Blair has presented around the world in Kenya, the United Kingdom, and in the United States at Yale University, Harvard University, Brown University and elsewhere. In 2017, Blair came out as a queer Muslim woman on national television while discussing safe spaces on Tucker Carlson Tonight. After speaking her truth, Blair began working with the internationally renowned LGBTQ rights organizations including the Tegan & Sara Foundation, GLAAD, It Gets Better and LOVELOUD to continue elevating the stories of queer people of faith globally.

As an advocate and historian, Blair focuses on supporting and uplifting Queer people of faith, girls and women, the Black community, and the LGBTQ community. Through storytelling in many forms, including the use of her platform on Twitter and Instagram, and her writing for outlets such as Huffington Post and VICE, she has dedicated herself to changing people’s perceptions of critical issues in the world.

For her important work, Blair has been honored as part of the OUT100 by Out Magazine, Logo30 by Logo TV, #Woke100 by ESSENCE and as one of 25 Gen-Z'ers creating change in the world by NYLON. She’s also been featured by countless outlets including them, Teen Vogue, Bustle, NowThis News, The Advocate, The Observer, Broadly, and more.

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$5.00 off Algonquin College student tickets available for purchase in person at the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office with a valid Student ID.

  • General Admission Seating on the stage.
  • Children aged 2 and under may attend the event at no cost (with no ticket), provided they sit on a parents’ lap for the event.
  • Paid parking is in effect at all times.
  • The venue is located on a non-smoking campus.
  • Backpacks, Large Bags and Large Purses are not allowed inside the venue.
  • All tickets are final sale. No exchanges, upgrades, or refunds.
  • For ADA access please contact the Algonquin Commons Theatre Box Office.

Coat and Bag Policy

Bags (such as backpacks, large purses, and gym bags) are not permitted in the Theatre for this event. The Algonquin Commons Theatre will provide a complimentary coat check service for this event.

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Algonquin Commons Theatre

1385 Woodroffe Avenue

Building E

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

Canada

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