Vancouver-born Kevin Dale McKeown’s career in journalism, media relations, and event management began as the Georgia Straight’s first openly gay columnist in 1970. After nearly two decades as a gay news columnist and as an arts and culture reporter for a myriad of publications, Kevin began a second career as a cultural event marketer. More recently, Kevin has revisited the stories of the early days of Vancouver's gay community with a column for Xtra West, and has also been involved with media relations and community engagement for a number of different advocacy initiatives including Alliance News. As a result of a long and varied career, Kevin was inducted into the Q Hall of Fame Canada in 2011
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Shaping Vancouver 2017: Subcultural Heritage
FREE, registration is required. Donations to Heritage Vancouver are much appreciated.
When: Thu, September 14, 2017. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Heritage Vancouver
Conversation #3: Subcultural Heritage – Emergence of Social Diversity and the Creation of Heritage
By definition subcultures are oppositional in nature and exist outside of the mainstream. As they fight for changes and recognition, these marginal cultural practices may assimilate and change society as a whole in the long term. Various subcultures have emerged and taken root in Vancouver such as punk rock, the LGBTQ community, hippies, the Georgia Straight, and Greenpeace and environmentalism.
This discussion looks at the heritage of these subcultures, the identities they have formed, and how we can protect and recognize these places and values- particularly when their intangible social practices leave shallow traces of tangible heritage.
Michael Turner is a Vancouver-based writer of fiction, criticism and song. His blogs can be found at mtwebsit.blogspot.com.
More panelists TBA.
About the series
Shaping Vancouver 2017: ReShaping Conversations on Heritage
Welcome to Shaping Vancouver 2017. We’re excited to present our third series of engaging and diverse talks to you. This year, our focus is on reshaping the conversation by looking at how we can expand how we have been defining heritage to make it more inclusive and representative. We engage with the narratives that live around, outside and within the Anglo-Colonial account that has so dominantly shaped Vancouver’s heritage. We start with a discussion on Vancouver’s new thematic framework for heritage and what that means for how we define heritage in our communities and city. The series then engages: undefined heritage; subcultural histories, including immigrants and marginalized groups; and concludes with an important dialogue around First Nations heritage where a panel will discuss how heritage can be used as a tool in the Truth and Reconciliation process.
Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!