August 19, 2022

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Barbada can read his stories in Saint-Laurent

Barbada can read his stories in Saint-Laurent

A month after it was rejected A drag queen For Barbados to read to children in its two libraries, the Saint-Laurent Borough Council made an interview and authorized Sebastian Potvin to animate him. Story time.

Posted yesterday at 7:48 pm.

In a press release published on Monday evening, the Borough Council of Saint-Laurent confirmed it Story time with Barbada It will actually take place on November 5 at two libraries in the municipality (at 10:30 a.m. at the Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent and at 2 p.m. at the Bibliothèque du Boisé). The announcement coincides with the start of Pride Week in Montreal.

After meeting Sebastian Potvin, Mayor Alan D’Souza’s administration is reversing its decision to cancel the popular activity. A drag queen In his municipality. The decision surprised and angered some employees of both libraries. The city took the opportunity to fly the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ2+ pride, in the presence of the artist.

“The Saint-Laurent Council has always encouraged and respected art and creativity in all its forms,” ​​said Alan D’Souza. That is why we are delighted to be able to discuss Barbados in an enriching conference for all. We are constantly looking to improve our range of services for families and children in particular. »

Barbados, its host Story time Since 2016, Montreal libraries have been delighted with this turnaround.

“I am delighted to be able to present at Saint-Laurent this fall,” he said in a press release. The main goal is to instill in children a love of reading while discovering the richness of diversity! I am also pleased to be able to exchange freely and with mutual respect with the Council of Saint-Laurent. Answering questions is important to avoid misunderstanding. »

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