Call & Response: An intergenerational showcase

February 19th, 2015. 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Room Fir 128, 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey

February 22nd, 2015. 5.00 – 7.30pm.

Britannia Services Centre, Canucks Family Education Centre, 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver
Admission by sliding scale, $3 - $15

Join us for an evening of digital media, spoken word, poetry, and stories from an innovative intergenerational collaboration. Over the last year, queer youth and queer elders have been exchanging writing prompts, work, and critique. The results will entertain, amaze, and inspire you.

The members of Youth for a Change, facilitated by Jen Marchbank and Sylvia Traphan, range in age from 13 to 22. They’re advocates, activists, and educators, who offer workshops and training, monitor government policies, lobby local politicians and go on field trips (among many other activities). They meet in Surrey.

The members of Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for Elders (Quirk-e), facilitated by Claire Robson and Kelsey Blair, range in age from 55 – 86. Quirk-e is a critical arts collective, committed to challenging and changing stereotypical notions of what it’s like to be old and queer. They meet in Vancouver.

The Vancouver event is funded in part by a grant from the City of Vancouver. The Surrey event is being sponsored by Kwantlen Faculty Association and the Vancouver event by Britannia Services Centre.

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Contact: Claire Robson 604 222 4606