The annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is a cultural and heritage event that serves as a high impact, bridge building force that gives voice to the Downtown Eastside and its low income residents, cultural communities and neighbourhoods. The theme for the 14th annual festival is "Honouring Women in the Downtown Eastside," and it will take place from October 25 to November 5, 2016 throughout the Downtown Eastside.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Importance of Cultural Identity for Women & the Rise of Women Warriors
FREE, everyone welcome!
When: Sun, October 29, 2017. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.
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.
Germaine Tremmel has an international law degree from Cambridge University and is a member of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Her Lakota name is "Lady Seen By Her Nation" and she is the granddaughter of Chief Sitting Bull. As an Indigenous attorney, Germaine has defended the rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Now that the rights of her own people and the lands they have sworn to protect are being threatened, she is committed to working with her team to fight the injustice on an international level through the help of the United Nations.
The DTES Centre for the Arts Presents: In Visible Colours
In Visible Colours is a festival that celebrates the diversity of women in Vancouver and the art that they create.
We are honored to have been invited to present our inaugural events at the celebration of the In the Heart Of the City’s 14th anniversary. We hope you enjoy the programming that is an indication of what is to come in the official launch of a complete festival; the In Visible Colours Festival in 2018.
"Water is Life. Women Sustain Life": all women have a nurturing spirit, sustain and contribute to life itself, community work, care work and land-stewardship work. In Visible Colours celebrates the creativity and creations of all self-identifying women.
Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!