WePress: Making Art in the Neighborhood
7:00 PM19:00

WePress: Making Art in the Neighborhood

  • Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre , Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, (map)
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When: Thu, March 1, 2018. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
FREE, no registration is required
This event is ASL interpreted
The Hastings Street entrance is at ground level. The Cordova Courtyard entrance has a ramp. Venue is accessible by elevator.

WePress is hosting and sharing with community builders that will have presentation with speakers discussing their collaboration team process and there will be art print making workshop showcasing how the Sketchbook project that is partnered with Gallery Gachet and Powell Street Festival Society. Collaborated with several Downtown East Side community organizations coming across in on the occupied territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kwətxwiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver, BC).

For more in depth with link provided below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154493578676659/

SFU with speaker's biography: https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2018-spring/WePress-making-art-in-the-neighbourhood.html

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Let's Talk: Stretching Our Edges on Race & Privilege
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk: Stretching Our Edges on Race & Privilege

“What we do not say, what we do not talk about, allows the status quo to continue.”

-Stephanie Wildman, Making Systems of Privilege Visible

Engaging in frank discussions of race and race-based issues is often a delicate task, requiring participants to recognize their status and privileges (or lack thereof) concerning another in a differently situated group. Many people remain ill-equipped with the skills necessary to navigate these encounters constructively. Discussions about race and racism need to be carefully crafted to resonate with people’s own experiences. Race, white supremacy, sexuality, and other aspects of an intersectional analysis may be perceived as too abstract if they are not presented in a manner to which participants can relate and connect.
Let's Talk is about obtaining the foundational skills to explore better ways to connect with each other by engaging in deep listening and transformative dialogue about issues that divide us. Participants will learn to “see,” talk about, and be self-reflexive about race and racism, power and privilege, which can be both jarring and liberating. Often, however, this transformation takes time.
Nothing bridges the divide between race and culture like informed dialogue that’s grounded in shared understanding. In the first hour, Gerry Ebalaroza Tunnell and Ashanti Monts-Tréviska will share their stories about race and racism, and power and privilege. Participants will then reflect on their own comfort level when talking about race and distinguish between intent and impact and reflect on what it means to enjoy or have a lack of privilege.
In the second hour, participants we will gather in a talking circle to debrief about what was learned and the takeaways to engage in transformative dialogue. In the last half hour, participants will be introduced to "Is Everyone Really Equal?" book club and receive a coupon for the book. To continue the dialogue on race and privilege, and perpetuate cohesive communities, participants will be asked to form book club groups with people having a different profile than their own.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email us at riveterscollective@gmail.com or empoweringyou@cascadiadeafnation.co if you need other accommodations.

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14th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
to Feb 4

14th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.

The Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization

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PNW People of Color ASL Community Dialogue Series
10:00 AM10:00

PNW People of Color ASL Community Dialogue Series

  • 1620 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)
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Come and join in the ongoing dialogues on various topics such as equity, social justice, community accountability, empowerment, etc that impact us all. Patty and Jinah will lead the first and will seek to have rotating hosts for ongoing future events. We look forward to the involvement and leadership of willing members of our community. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018
10 am to 12 pm

12th Ave Arts Conference Room (2nd floor)
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Light refreshments provided & free street parking
For questions / RSVPs, please email Jinah at jinahwilliamson@gmail.com. 

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