Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice envisions a thriving, equitable, and intergenerational community in Chinatown. We aim to provide and enable services, advocacy, and education that develop youth and senior leadership and build community power in Chinatown. Learn more at yarrowsociety.ca.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Speak My Language: Celebrating Our Stories 「聽我說吧」故事發佈會
Free, no registration required.
When: Sat., Mar. 7 | 2-4 p.m. (doors at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Join Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice in celebrating the launch of Speak My Language, a storytelling media arts project about the experiences of Chinese seniors with language and cultural barriers in the BC healthcare system. In the past six months, youth and senior participants have collaborated to produce a collection of five radio documentaries. Following a presentation of five minute snippets from each of the five podcasts, there will be a panel discussion with the Speak My Language youth and senior participants and the lead artist.
Following the event, full podcast episodes in English, Cantonese and Mandarin will be available at yarrowsociety.ca/speakmylanguage
There will be ASL, Cantonese, and Mandarin intepretation available.
About Speak My Language
Speak My Language is a storytelling media arts project for and by low-income Chinese seniors to share their experiences of language and cultural barriers in accessing healthcare, while exploring individual and collective healing and envisioning a culturally accessible healthcare system.
This project is a collection of five radio documentaries highlighting the experiences of Chinese elders facing barriers to access in the BC healthcare system. Created through collaborations between youth and seniors, Speak My Language promotes a greater awareness of accessibility in healthcare, while teaching community members media production skills and building intergenerational connections. For more details, visit: yarrowsociety.ca/speakmylanguage
We thank our sponsors, the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the City of Vancouver Community Arts Grants Program, the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (UBC ACAM), and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement for their generous support.
The building is accessible at street level on the Hastings side or via a ramp on the Cordova Street Courtyard side (across from JJ Bean Coffee). There are 2 ramp entry points, one is located against the building, near the entrance to the Woodward’s Westbank Atrium (which houses London Drugs and Nesters) and one is located against the building, beside the alley. Both the Hastings doors and the Cordova Coutryard doors can be operated by accessibility buttons located beside the doorways.
There are wheelchair accessible stalls in the public washrooms in both the 2nd and the 3rd floor and elevator access to the cinema.
Scent-reduced environment. Please do not wear scented clothing or fragrances.
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