Interview with Beverly Bain

Beverly Bain has been an anti-racist, anti-violence feminist activist for over thirty years. Beverly teaches Women’s and Gender Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She currently teaches and researches in the area of diasporic sexualities, black queer diasporic studies, sexual assault and violence against women, gender, colonialism, transnationalism and anti-capitalism. She was the Executive Director of the National Action Committee on The Status of Women, Canada’s largest feminist organization, between 1992-1997. Beverly is author of Uncovering Conceptual Practices: Bringing into Lived Consciousness Feminists Activities on the Toronto Police Services Sexual Assault Audit (2010) and Fire Passion and Politics: The Creation of Blockorama as Black Queer Diasporic Space in the Toronto Pride Festivities (2010). She is co-author of A New Chapter in Feminist Organizing: The Sexual Assault Audit Committee (2010).