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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


Creative Mornings: Harlan Pruden

April 05, 2019

We are thrilled to invite you to our April 5 CMVan where Harlan Pruden will speak to our series on Inclusive.  

Harlan Pruden is a proud member of the Cree Nation, or nēhiyaw in Cree. Harlan’s mother is from the Beaver Lake Reservation and father from the Whitefish Lake Reservation, both located in northeastern Alberta – Treaty 6 territory. Harlan works with and for the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, Harlan is a Ph.D. student at University of British Columbia and an Educator at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous public health program at BC Center for Disease Control. Harlan also the Managing Editor of the, an interactive multi-platform Two-Spirit media/news site, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Vancouver Public Library and was just appointed as an Advisory Member for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Gender and Health. Harlan also serves as a representative to the International Indigenous Peoples Working Group on HIV/AIDS. Before moving to Vancouver, Harlan was a co-founder and Director of the New York City’s NorthEast Two Spirit Society. In August 2014, I was appointed by President Obama to the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and provided advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services and the White House. (In December 2018, Harlan was (happily) fired from PACHA by Trump via Fedex.)

About Creative Mornings

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.

Anyone can attend. Register a profile at to be alerted to the next Creative Mornings Vancouver event.




FREE, registration required.

Sign ups through a waitlist start Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m.. Tickets will be issued via a lottery system. Please see the Additional Info section below for more details.


When: Friday, April 5, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (2nd floor), 149 W. Hastings St. 

** Please note that at this time, the building is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at

Additional Info: Due to popularity causing tickets to sell out too quickly, CM Van uses a waitlist as a registration system (please register only once) from which they randomly award tickets using a lottery system. Anyone can attend. 

If you cannot use your ticket, please inform Creative Mornings ASAP so they can allocate the ticket to individuals on waitlist. Remaining applicants will remain on the waitlist and be informed if a ticket becomes available. Anyone who hasn’t checked in by 8:45am on morning of the event forfeits their tickets. For more information see the Creative Mornings Vancouver website.

A breakfast of coffee, tea, and breakfast sandwiches are provided to registered participants. First come, first serve.