The Summer of '77: How Emanuel Jaques' Murder Changed Toronto

On the 40th anniversary of the murder that shocked Toronto, historians Gilberto Fernandes, Daniel Ross, Tom Hooper (York University), and sex worker/ advocate Valerie Scott (Sex Professionals of Canada) will discuss how the death of the young Azorean shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques impacted the city's Portuguese, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities, and led to the "revamping" of Yonge Street. This conversation coincides with Ontario's Portuguese Heritage Month celebrations and Pride Week, beginning on June 23rd.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers, 960 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON

All are welcome to attend! RSVP to

This Community Conversation is organized by the Portuguese Canadian History Project with support from York University's Department of History, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies Program; the Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers; and