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Geoffrey Wilson, B.A.
livingnotexisting.org
geoffrey.delfin.wilson@gmail.com

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honours with Distinction, Equity & Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

Social Service Worker Diploma, George Brown College

Pre-Community Services Certificate, George Brown College

Work Experience

Social Services

Pieces to Pathways, Project Coordinator, September 2014 to Present.

Toronto East General Hospital Withdrawal Management Services, Student Placement, November 2009 to March 2010.

Operation Springboard Terry Fox House, Residential Counselor Assistant, May August 2009.

Operation Springboard Terry Fox House, Student Placement, March to April 2009.

Community Organizing

University of Toronto, Disability Studies Communication Assistant, September 2013 to April 2015.

Tangled Art + Disability, Events Coordinator and Assistant Facilitator, December 2013 to May 2014.

University of Toronto, Disability Studies Communication Assistant, October 2012 to April 2013.

Teaching

Intercordia Canada, English Teacher as International Placement in Honduras, May to July 2013.

Publications

Report

Breakaway Addiction Services (2015). Pieces to Pathways: Report to the Toronto Central LHIN.

Editor

geoff (2015). Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto. Print.

Journal Article

geoff (2015). “Destabilizing Disability: Including addiction for cross-movement solidarity.” Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto. Print.

Articles in Periodicals

Wilson, Geoffrey and Clementine Morrigan (2014). “Community, Accessibility and Sober Spaces.” Action Speaks Louder: OPIRG Toronto’s field manual for those who’ve had enough. Winter 2014. p. 3-5. Print.

Zines

geoff (2015). “this will not define me.” Not Trans Enough. Toronto, Ontario. Print.

geoff (2014). “shifting seas, seen(s) and scenes.” Mixed Feelings Zine: A compilation of mixed-race experiences… Toronto, Ontario. Print.

Scholarly Presentations

Conference Presentations

“Harm Reduction In A Housing First Context.” Presented at Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium for Pieces to Pathways, Toronto, Ontario. October 2015.

“Destabilizing Disability: Including addiction for cross-movement solidarity.” Presented at the Society for Disability Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. June 2015.

“LGBTQ Homelessness.” Presented at Health and Human Rights Conference: Global Health and Human Rights – The LGBTQ Perspective for Pieces to Pathways, Toronto, Ontario. March 2015.

“Destabilizing Disability: Including addiction for cross-movement solidarity.” Presented at the Intermingling Disability Communities RyeACCESS Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 2015.

“The Addict Constructed as Disposable.” Presented at the Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2014.

“The Addict Constructed as Disposable.” Presented at the Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds RyeACCESS Conference, Toronto, Ontario. March 2013.

Conference Panel Coordinator

“New Ways of Knowing: Doing Disability Studies Differently.” Co-organized panel for the Intermingling Disability Communities RyeACCESS Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 2015.

“Knots: An Undergraduate Journal of Disability Studies Panel Presentation and Official Launch.” Co-organized panel for the Intermingling Disability Communities RyeACCESS Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 2015.

“Sobriety as Accessibility: Interrogating Intoxication Culture.” Co-organized panel for the Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2014.

“Sobriety as Accessibility: Interrogating Intoxication Culture.” Co-organized panel for the Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds RyeACCESS Conference, Toronto, Ontario. March 2013.

Guest Speaker

Guest speaker for panel “Spectrums of Sanity – Mental Health and the Writer” at Naked Heart – The LGBTQ Festival of Words, Toronto, Ontario. October 2015.

Guest speaker for class “Disability Discourse” on the topic of Disability Discourse: the Experienced Life at George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. October 2015.

Guest speaker for class “Disability Discourse” on the topic of Disability Discourse: the Experienced Life at George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. June 2015.

Guest speaker for class “Queer Youth Studies” on behalf of Pieces to Pathways on the topic of Queer Homeless Youth at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. March 2015.

Guest speaker for class “Introduction to Disability Studies” on the topic of Writing Disability Studies at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. March, 2015.

Guest speaker for class “Disability Discourse” on the topic of Disability Discourse: the Experienced Life at George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. February, 2015.

Select Artistic Work

Performances

Reading performance at Too True for Naked Heart – The LGBTQ Festival of Words, Toronto, Ontario. October 2015.

Reading performance at Make All Good Things Fall Apart, Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 2015.

Special guest for Queer Cab at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Ontario. October 2014.

Reading performance at Mosaic Documentary Release Party, Toronto, Ontario. August 2014.

Reading performance at Fruit Loopz Youth Stage World Pride, Toronto, Ontario. June 2014.

Reading performance at Clean, Sober and Proud Stage World Pride, Toronto, Ontario. June 2014

Reading performance at Poetic Justice: Resisting Patriarchy Through Revolutionary Lyrics, Toronto, Ontario. March 2014.

Reading performance at Winter Survival Tour for the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, Toronto, Ontario. December 2013.

Community Organizing

Paid Event Coordinator

“Disability Incarcerated: Disability Justice is Prison Justice.” Co-organized disability studies panel presentation and book launch for Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in United States and Canada at University of Toronto, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. November 2014. Approximately 75 people in attendance.

“Normal?” Co-organized disability studies presentations for Dr. Rebecca Mallet & Dr. Jenny Slater at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. June 2014. Approximately 75 people in attendance.

“Tangled Arts Festival + Kids Fest.” Social media and promotion for disability arts organization Tangled Arts + Disability, Toronto, Ontario. April-May 2014.

“Challenging Ableism: Creating a Culture of Accessibility.” Co-organized disability arts, justice and studies events at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. March 2014.

“Tangled Bodies & This Artist’s Body.” Social media and promotion for disability arts organization Tangled Arts + Disability, Toronto, Ontario. December 2013.

“Researching Disabled People’s Sexual Lives: Some Reflections.” Co-organized disability studies presentation for Dr. Kirsty Liddiard at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. December 2013. Approximately 100 people in attendance.

“Affects of Toxic Management.” Co-organized disability studies presentation for Dr. Mel Chen at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. March 2013. Approximately 75 people in attendance.

“Disability Arts Cabaret.” Co-organized disability-justice focused community arts event at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. November 2012. Approximately 75 people in attendance.

Volunteer Event Coordinator

“Make All Good Things Fall Apart: Zine Launch and Community Discussion on Addiction, Intoxication Culture and Sober Spaces.” Co-organized zine launch and community discussion in Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 2015. Approximately 30 people in attendance.

“Toronto Queer Zine Fair 2014.” Toronto Queer Zine Fair Collective Member, Co-organized queer zine fair, Toronto, Ontario. October, 2014. Approximately 400 people in attendance.

“From the Margins: Seeking Multiplicities.” Co-organized disability-justice focused community arts event in Toronto, Ontario. April 2014. Approximately 100 people in attendance.

“Sobriety as Accessibility: Interrogating Intoxication Culture.” Co-organized panel for the Toronto Anarchist Fair, Toronto, Ontario. December 2013. Approximately 30 people in attendance.

“Project ReVision: Digital Storytelling Workshops for Women and Trans Folk with Disability and Difference and Health Care Providers.” Film Launch Coordinator for Project ReVision, Toronto, Ontario. October 2014.

“Make All Good Things Fall Apart: Unravelling Identity.” Co-organized disability-justice focused community arts event in Toronto, Ontario. April 2013. Approximately 75 people in attendance.

Fundraising and Events Coordinator for Toronto Community Mobilization Network, Toronto, Ontario. August 2009-June 2010.

Paid Facilitator

“Déconstruire la culture d’intoxication: la communauté, l’accessibilité et les espaces sobres / Deconstructing Intoxication Culture: Community, Accessibility and Sober Spaces.” Co-designed and co-facilitated a workshop on intoxication culture and sober spaces as a form of accessibility for Opirg-Gripo semaine 101 Week at Le Lab, Hull, Quebec, Canada. September 2015. Approximately 25 people in attendance.

“Accessibility 101 Workshop.” Planned and facilitated accessibility workshop for TBLGAY at York University, Toronto, Ontario. September 2015.

Guest facilitator for “QTBIPOC Zine Workshop: The Toronto Queer Community.” Planned and co-facilitated a writing and zine making workshop for Springtide Resources, Toronto, Ontario. June 2015.

“Accessible Movements – Tools for Change Workshop.” Planned and facilitated accessibility workshop for Community Action Centre at George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. March 2015. Approximately 25 people in attendance.

“Outta Your Mind.” Assistant facilitator for disability arts workshop series at Tangled Arts + Disability, Toronto, Ontario. February-March 2014.

Guest Speaker

Guest speaker for Frequency Feminisms Radio on the topic of intoxication culture, addiction and sober spaces, Toronto, Ontario. May 2014.

Guest speaker for News Now, CHRY 105.5 on the topic of intoxication culture, addiction and sober spaces at York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 2013.

Presentations

Presented “The Addict Constructed as Disposable” as part of  “Sobriety as Accessibility: Interrogating Intoxication Culture” for the Toronto Anarchist Fair, Toronto, Ontario. December 2013.

Select Self-Published Work

Zines

Wilson, Geoffrey (2015). living not existing. Subject matter: addiction, sobriety, recovery, mixed race identity, queerness, mental health.

Wilson, Geoffrey (2014). nobody cares: pieces to pathways. Subject matter: addiction, sobriety, recovery, mixed race identity, selfies, mental health, fashion, body image.

Wilson, Geoffrey (2014). areolas and eyelashes. Subject matter: trauma, queerness, femme, intoxication culture, sobriety, spirituality, disability theory, addiction, mixed race identity, intimacy.

Wilson, Geoffrey (2013). fractured /// enigmas. Subjecy matter: intimacy, spirituality, mental health, queerness, gender identity, fashion, racialization, social justice, social change and community organizing.

Wilson, Geoffrey and Clementine Morrigan (2013). 3 issues. Make All Good Things Fall Apart. Subject matter: addiction, alcoholism, sobriety, intoxication culture etc.

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