The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, together with the Department of Gender Studies is pleased to announce that Ms. Lorraine Segato is our 2013 George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund visitor.
As co-founder and lead singer for the Juno-winning 1980s band Parachute Club, Segato became, in many ways, the face of a movement that embraced cultural and sexual diversity and spoke out for social justice and gender equality.
Parachute Club had a remarkable run of success back in the 1980s. Over seven years, the band, a musical and danceable mix of pop, soca, reggae and R&B, released three albums, received five Junos and had a number of hits besides “Rise Up” including “Love is Fire," "Love and Compassion” and “At the Feet of the Moon."
When the band broke up in 1989, Segato began a solo career, released two albums in the 1990s, lectured, got work as a speechwriter and in film production. She made an award-winning documentary “Queen Street West: The Rebel Zone.” She is currently working on a one-woman show “Get off My Dress” and she has a new solo album coming out this year. Source: CBC Music
The events of Ms. Segato's visit to Queen's include: