Worldwide rise in racist rhetoric has made it more important than ever to have meaningful dialogue with people of differing opinions and ideologies.
Through collaboration with different community partners, this event aims to provide the public with tangible tools to engage in meaningful and productive discussions about race. Panel members from diverse backgrounds will discuss their own experiences in the context of their respective communities, providing both insight and recommendations on appropriate ways of navigating through difficult conversations. This interactive workshop aims to educate, inform, and equip audience members with the confidence needed in overwhelming and hostile situations.
This free event is brought to you by a collaboration between Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation, Uproot YYC, and Community Wise Resource Centre.
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From a distance you see a wrapped-up cloth laid on the street. Underneath it is an Indigenous blanket. You look closely and there seems to be red markings that look like blood on the cloth. What do you do?
As a social experiment, the artist of this guerrilla art display placed the piece on various streets in Calgary, Canada and started filming the public’s reactions. This art piece questions settler and immigrants lack of responsibility and urgency about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two-Spirits in Canada. The artist of this project hopes to evoke empathy and a sense of urgency in society to intervene with this injustice.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two-Spirits in Canada is a human rights crisis that has only recently become a topic of discussion within national media. In 2015, the RCMP reported that while aboriginal women represent just 4.3% of Canada’s female population, they represent 16% of female homicide victims and 11% of missing persons cases involving women. We can't ignore the patterns that are being repeated again and again in the lives of these women. Until the root causes are addressed, the violence will continue. This art piece asks WHY Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two-Spirits are seen as disposable in our colonial society and what are YOU doing to help end this?
This art display was created to spark discussions among settlers and immigrants about their ignorance relating to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two-Spirits in Canada.
View some Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls.
We are looking for an illustrator student who is currently enrolled at one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta to help us bring our new project to life!
Our new project is a comic art/meme project and we need someone who can work independently from whatever location they prefer, are artistic, a good drawer/cartoonist, interested in race relations, pop culture/memes/social media and wants to work on this awesome project because they believe in the cause.
This student can work virtually and be located anywhere, but they will be required to be part of meetings from time to time, either via video chat/phone/in-person (only if possible). We will work with you to make sure the project is successful and it will be a lot of work, but it will be worthwhile. The project must be finished by April of 2018. Upon completion, you will get $1000 CAD.
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Note: You will need to make an account and be eligible through the website.