It Stops Here with Rueben George and Guests
2023, Equity + Justice, Indigenous Voices, Arts + Culture, Climate + Environment
Rueben George is Sundance Chief and a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN). After working as a family counsellor for twenty years, he became manager of the TWN’s Sacred Trust initiative to protect the unceded Tsleil-Waututh lands and waters from the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. Over the past decade, he has travelled across the world and built alliances with Indigenous people fighting for water, land, and human rights, and has become an internationally renowned voice for such issues. Rueben has been adopted and made a Sun Dance Chief by two Lakota families, and incorporates his cultural and spiritual teachings in all aspects of his life and work, including his work as a consultant to All Nations Cannabis.
Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, Michael Simpson is an award-winning author who has written extensively on settler colonialism and conflicts over oil and gas pipelines in Canada.
Andrea Crossan is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She is an award-winning radio journalist with over 30 years of experience, reporting from over a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Africa, Uganda, and Brazil. She is currently the executive editor of the Global Reporting Centre (GRC), an independent news organization based out of UBC.
The event will be hosted at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at 149 West Hastings Street at the SFU Vancouver campus.
The building is accessible at street level on the Hastings side or via a ramp on the Cordova Street Courtyard side. 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 Courtyard doors can be operated by accessibility buttons located beside the doorways.
The building is accessible by several bus lines. Plan your trip with TransLink’s Trip Planner.
Metered street parking available and a number of parkades nearby.
Public bike racks are located near the Cordova entrance.
We will reserve 20 seats for community members who do not operate computers/ are otherwise unable to register.
Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.
Public and gender-neutral washrooms are available. All public washrooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible stalls.