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  • Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker October 16, 2017
    EVENT UPDATE: We are sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, Chris Kraus will not be able to travel to Vancouver. In lieu of a public lecture, we will be screening two rarely seen Kathy Acker films.

  • EMMA Talks with Salia Joseph and Chief Janice George October 19, 2017
    The core purpose of EMMA Talks is to bring important stories by women identified writers, activists, thinkers, storytellers, makers and doers, from the periphery to the public. Please join us for the next EMMA Talks with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh matriarchs, Salia Joseph and Chief Janice George.

  • Kwi Awt Stelmexw presents: Salishology Launch October 22, 2017
    As we welcome the changing of seasons, Kwi Awt Stelmexw would like to invite you to gather for an evening of good food, good company and performances by all three of the greater Vancouver host nations, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish.

  • VPFF 2017 at SFU | GCA October 22, 2017
    The 6th Vancouver Polish Film Festival celebrates the best current Polish productions.

  • Aabiziingwashi: Angry Inuk October 25, 2017
    Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

  • Process of Assembly: the first year of visioning a social practice artist run centre October 25, 2017
    Meichen Waxer, co-founder of Arts Assembly, will speak about the formulation of their non-profit arts organization, working with different groups from community, to artists, to government, what their strategies are for long term community engagement, and upcoming projects.

  • Free Film Screenings | North of 49 Movies on Campus October 27, 2017
    North of 49 Movies on Campus is a series of Canadian movie screenings on campuses across the country with support from Telefilm Canada and local festivals. Free admission!

  • Concert: Tzo'kam and Sawagi Taiko October 27, 2017
    A unique collaboration of singing and drumming between the all-women Japanese drum group Sawagi Taiko and the First Nations performance group Tzo'kam. This free performance is part of the annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.

  • Importance of Cultural Identity for Women & the Rise of Women Warriors October 29, 2017
    In Visible Colours is honoured to present a talk with Germaine Tremmel; lawyer, activist, renowned keeper of traditional and cultural practices and one of the Grandmothers who started Standing Rock. Germaine will share her perspectives on women’s cultural identity and why it is an important time for women in the world.

  • Social Emergency Response Center Workshop with Kenny Bailey October 29, 2017
    Social Emergency Response Centers are temporary, emergent, and creative pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists around the US. They function as both an artistic gesture and a practical solution. As such, they aim to find the balance between the two, answering questions like: How will we feed people — and their hunger for justice? How will we create a shelter — where it's safe to bring your whole damn self?

  • SFU History Reads: Martin Luther November 01, 2017
    This year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's "95 Theses" ("Disputation on the Power of Indulgences").To mark the occasion, Roxanne Panchasi and SFU's history department are facilitating a reading and discussion event centred around Lyndal Roper's book Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet.

  • Film Screening | Un Homme de Danse November 03, 2017
    A documentary by Marie Brodeur on the life and career of dancer, historian and curator, Vincent Warren.

  • SCA Faculty Series | Henry Daniel | nómadas November 03, 2017
    Henry Daniel's latest work, nómadas is an audio/video installation and live performance that takes inspiration from the current large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces. This project is part of the SCA Faculty series.

  • Canzine West 2017 November 05, 2017
    Canzine West returns to Vancouver to bring over 100 zine and comic vendors from across the west coast. Admission is free.

  • Book Launch: "Hunting the Northern Character" by Tony Penikett November 08, 2017
    In this passionate, deeply personal account of modern developments in the Canadian North, Tony Penikett corrects confused and outdated notions of a region he became fascinated with as a child and for many years called home.

  • Gershon Shafir: The First Half-Century of Israel’s Permanently Temporary Occupation November 09, 2017
    This talk raises the two burning questions in this 50th anniversary of the 1967 War. First, "Is the presence of Israel’s military and settlers in the West Bank an occupation?" The search for an answer leads us to both international and domestic legal conundrums and the everyday life experience of Palestinian inhabitants. Second, "Is the Israeli settlement enterprise reversible?"

  • Heart of the City Festival 2017 at SFUOctober 25 - November 10, 2017
    SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement is pleased to welcome back the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival to our space for a variety of exciting events. The theme of the 14th annual festival, Honouring Women of the Downtown Eastside, pays tribute to women from all walks of life in the Downtown Eastside past and present.

  • Gendered Islamophobia and Muslim Women’s Resistance November 14, 2017
    Itrath Syed will discuss the way in which Islamophobia has historically functioned in Canada and, in particular, how Muslim women become the targets of this discourse as both a threat to be feared and as an infantilized object to be rescued. She will also explore the ways in which Muslim women continue to resist being limited by these categories.

  • Aabiziingwashi: Souvenir & Red Path November 15, 2017
    "Souvenir" is a four-film series addressing Aboriginal identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB’s archives. In addition to the more than 700 films with Aboriginal themes dating back to 1939, these archives include thousands of hours of outtakes.

  • The Art of Interdisciplinary versus the Market of "Innovative" Education November 15, 2017
    "Interdisciplinary" and "innovative" are keywords used in today’s competitive market of education. Ahalya Satkunaratnam's talk will explore the use of the arts in interdisciplinary approaches to education through a focus on a specific liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

  • Salish Singing & Drumming Fall 2017 Workshops November 16, 2017
    Join us in learning social songs, drumming and dance with composer, producer and traditional Lil’wat singer, Russell Wallace. These monthly workshops are free and open to everyone. No RSVP required. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Reel Causes: A Better Man November 23, 2017
    Join Reel Causes for the Vancouver Premiere of the NFB’s gripping documentary "A Better Man" in support of We Can BC. There will be a post-film Q&A with local activists working to end gender-based violence in the local community.

  • DanceHouse | Action at a Distance: Wells Hill November 26, 2017
    Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this intriguing and provocative work.

  • Bah Humbug! 2017 December 16, 2017
    Bah! Humbug! returns to the stage for its longest run yet. Under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver.

  • Woodward's Community Singers 2017 Workshops September 7 - December 21, 2017
    "This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned community choir. All voices are invited to join us in song. Together we sing music from gospel, folk, popular, and contemporary traditions. It's informal, fun, playful and profound."