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Canceled for the first time, the Barbada Tales readings will take place in Saint Laurent

Canceled for the first time, the Barbada Tales readings will take place in Saint Laurent

The Council of Saint-Laurent will always encourage and respect art and creativity in all its forms. That is why we are so glad we were able to exchange with Barbada during an enriching meeting for all.pointed out, in a press release, Alain D’Souza, Mayor of Saint Laurent.

We are delighted to be able to welcome Barbada in the best of conditions to Saint Laurent.he added.

For its part, welcomed Barrada to change the position of the region. I am happy […] To be able to exchange freely and in mutual respect with the Council of Saint Laurent. It is important to answer the questions to avoid any misunderstanding.she said in the same statement.

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Monday’s meeting lasted a good hour. Alain D’Souza and the other people present showed an openness to discussion, Barbada explained in an interview with Radio Canada.

According to the latter, Saint Laurent’s council realized that they had made the decision very quickly to cancel my reading of the tales a month earlier. Those who participated in the meeting also mentioned, among other things, cooler Certain communities in town to see the drag queen talk about homosexuality or pedophilia.

Barbada was reassured about his intentions. I explained to them that this is not what I am talking about directly during my story readingsas you say.

The drag queen also noted that the Saint Laurent Council needed to be guided in its response to citizens who opposed the Storytime contract due to their biases. Undo prejudices, not cancel activitiesemphasizes Barbada, which relies on listening to fight a priori.

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The drag queen will host Story Time on November 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent, then at 2 p.m. at the Bibliothèque du Boisé.

A petition calling for these readings to be rescheduled was launched about a month ago and garnered 644 signatures.

Barbada, embodied by elementary school music teacher Sebastian Botvin, has been bringing storytelling to children in libraries, schools and daycares for six years in order to give little ones a taste of reading.

She will be at the Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal on Saturday, August 6, to present a tell-tale hour in honor of Pride Week, which began on Monday.