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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

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Heart of the City Festival 2017 at SFU

October 25 - November 10, 2017
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Admission

FREE! See each event for registration details. 

Details

When: October 25 - November 10, 2017.

Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.

SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement is pleased to welcome back the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival to our space for a variety of exciting events. The theme of the 14th annual festival, Honouring Women of the Downtown Eastside, pays tribute to women from all walks of life in the Downtown Eastside past and present.

Process of Assembly: the first year of visioning a social practice artist run centre

Wed, October 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meichen Waxer, co-founder of Arts Assembly, will speak about the formulation of their non-profit arts organization, working with different groups from community, to artists, to government, what their strategies are for long term community engagement, and upcoming projects.

Aabiziingwashi: Angry Inuk

Wed, October 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Redressing Settler Cultural Policy in the Era of Reconciliation

THU, OCTOBER 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Arts funding statistics show the degree to which the arts and culture sector structurally marginalizes Coast Salish culture. By inventorying and including a reconciliation and redress mandate in one's practice, or in our organisations, we will move beyond tokenism and denial. Reconciliation shouldnt be a funding opportunity, it should be genuine and society-wide. This talk explores the dominant culture's roots of denial, and recent examples of Canada 150+.

Concert: Tzo'kam and Sawagi Taiko

Fri, October 27, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A unique collaboration of singing and drumming between the all-women Japanese drum group Sawagi Taiko and the First Nations performance group Tzo'kam. This free performance is part of the annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.

Importance of Cultural Identity for Women & the Rise of Women Warriors

SUN, OCTOBER 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In Visible Colours, a festival produced by the DTES Centre for the Arts, is honoured to present a talk with Germaine Tremmel; lawyer, activist, renowned keeper of traditional & cultural practices and one of the Grandmothers who started Standing Rock. Germaine will share her perspectives on women’s cultural identity and why it is an important time for women in the world.

Social Emergency Response Center Workshop with Kenny Bailey

Sun, October 29, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Social Emergency Response Centers are temporary, emergent, and creative pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists around the US. They function as both an artistic gesture and a practical solution. As such, they aim to find the balance between the two, answering questions like: How will we feed people — and their hunger for justice? How will we create a shelter — where it's safe to bring your whole damn self?

Canzine West 2017

Sun, November 5, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Canzine West returns to Vancouver to bring over 100 zine and comic vendors from across the west coast. Admission is free.

Barrio Flamenco "Open Studio"

Fri, November 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

*Please note this event is taking place off-site at the Interurban Gallery, 1 E Hastings St.

Kelty McKerracher and the DTES Flamencos invite you to an informal Open Studio to experience the art form of southern Spain and join a real flamenco "juerga" (party)! This year Barrio Flamenco is taking a break from a larger production, but we'll still be welcoming guitarist Peter Mole, singer Farnaz Ohadi, and our favourite dancers from the extended flamenco community. Featuring a performance from the fall class, a short lesson in dancing "Sevillanas", the folk dance from Seville, and an offering of non-alcoholic sangria and snacks. Ole!


Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


Admission

FREE! See each event for registration details. 

Details

When: October 25 - November 10, 2017.

Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.

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