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Workshop: Are We There Yet?
Workshop: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? 
Next Steps in Arts; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Are you a non-artist, artist, organizer, administrator, creator, and/or audience member?
  • Are you interested in what’s been done recently in service to new models of brave space, intercultural and transcultural creative practices (or just want to know what that even means)?
  • Does your identity intersect with gender, culture, race, visible/invisible- physical/mental/neurodiverse ability?
  • Does the word “diversity” sometimes feel like you’re chewing aluminum foil?
  • Do these options capture you completely or fail to capture the “you-ness of you” but inspire you to want to ask questions, listen to others, share ideas/experiences, and get moving (i.e. some movement activities included)?

Well then this “lunch-chat” is for you. 

Join Siobhan Barker, the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s new EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Director, as they facilitate a “Brave Spaces” circle-chat with: 

Davey S. Calderon: queer Filipino-Canadian, Theatre Artist, Director, Writer, rEvolver Festival Guest Curator, and Co-Founder New(to)Town Collective

Jillian Christmas: Grand Poetry-Slam Champion, Mentor, Activist, Past Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words, and Capturing Fire Queer Summit Award recipient

Marion Landers: Vancouver-born mixed-heritage Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, SFU Speaker; EDI* series, Culture Ambassador- for Visceral Visions’ CultureBrew 

Renae Morrisseau: Award-winning Saulteaux and Cree Singer, Actor, Producer, Director, Culture Ambassador, and Lead Writer of Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way

Tom Pickett: Award-winning African-American veteran Actor, Singer, Mentor, and Fringe alumnus (The Fighting Season, winner of the Georgia Straight Critics' Choice and Cultchivating the Fringe Awards)

Lunch is included. Please RSVP by September 7 (and include any dietary restrictions). 

Thursday, September 12, Noon-3:00pm 
The Nest
Sliding scale $0-$20. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Ages is 14+

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