Art is a healing practice, a practice of renewal, exploration and of storytelling. Art is a space of self-definition and self-understanding that simultaneously ties us to larger histories, to a shared narrative. Art is medicine bridging the gaps between times, spaces and divisions violently constructed by the colonial enterprise. Join the Equity Studies Student’s Union, the Women and Gender Studies Student’s Union, the Black Student’s Association and the Caribbean Studies Student’s Union as we explore and discover the potential that art and creativity offers us in our travels through resistance; to decolonize our minds, our bodies, our experiences and our realities.
CONFERENCE IS ENTIRELY COST FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME, NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, ASL INTERPRETERS WLL BE PRESENT, GENDER NEUTRAL WASHROOMS, CHILD MINDING, COMMUNITY SHELF, SNACKS AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
11:00AM-11:30: Opening Remarks by Stanley Doyle-Wood
11:30-11:45: Performances by Kayla Carter, Linda Luztono and Nadine Williams
11:50-12:40PM: Panel Discussion, Resistance and Non-Violence
1:30-1:45: Performances by Bucc n Flvr and Doyali Farah Islam
1:50-2:40: Panel Discussion, Resistance Through Hip-Hop
2:40-3:20: Performances by Yusra Ali and S.I.C.K.Boyz
3:20-3:45: Critical Area Studies Showcase
3:45-4:00: Performance by Red Slam
4:00-5:00: Keynote Adress by Lee Maracle
5:15-6:15: Screening of Short Films (with subtitles)