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Decolonizing Voices: A Celebration of Canadian Black HERstory
Thursday February 2, 2020
Join MOA for a celebration of Black Canadian Womxn as part of Black History Month events across the UBC campus.
MOA pays tribute to the contributions of Black Womxn Canadians with an evening of academic and artistic performances. The night (free with museum admission) features readings and artist talks from artist, poet and award-winning educator, Chantal Gibson; founder and director of BlackArt Gastown, Nya Lewis; and arts curator and producer Barbara Chirinos. Each of these womxn will explore how we can decolonize institutional prejudice and evaluate how colonialism has woven its way into our every day lives through their own unique perspectives and forms of artistic and intellectual expression.MOA pays tribute to the contributions of Black Womxn Canadians with an evening of academic and artistic performances.
How She Read: So, what does it mean to Decolonize your mind?
A talk by artist/author Chantal Gibson
I’m in the on-going process of decolonizing my thinking—that makes me feel very uncomfortable at times, so, right now, I’m sitting still in the discomfort and listening to the Intersectional, Indigenous and LGBTQ2 voices that are informing my life and my work. ~Chantal Gibson
In the process of decolonizing her thinking, teacher, artist, author Chantal Gibson believes we can’t change institutions without looking back, ‘loosening our tongues,’ and critically evaluating how colonialism seeps into our classrooms. In this hybrid lecture/reading/artist talk, Gibson will share her book How She Read and discuss how looking back at the classrooms of her past helped her reimagine her current teaching practice.
"The Other James Baldwin" Creative Workshop: Using the past to rethink today's curriculum.
Incite: Vancouver Writer's Festival Poets in Conversation
Poetry Reading at The Hangar at the Center for Digital Media
How She Read: Public Reading 12:00pm SFU Harbour Center Teck Gallery
What does it mean to decolonize
your mind? Lecture and
OJB Faculty Workshop
Group art show, OJB Public Workshop and Franklin High School workshops
Other James Baldwin Workshop
SFU Harbour Center campus
Reading and interview with
Sunday September 8th at 12:30pm
OCAD University Key Note and
Wednesday August 28, 2019
Poetry reading with co-presenter
Chelene Knight, Sechelt
Saturday August 17th at 2:30pm.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm
Book launch and reading from Gibson’s forthcoming book of poetry, How She Read, at Open Space.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 pm
Artist talk and panel discussion on confronting the romance of empire in education and cultural institutions, alongside Victoria-based educators, curators, and artists.
Ladies Night: Reading Women in the City 6:30pm to 8:30pm with Chelene Knight, Juliane Okot Bitek and guest Whitney French.
How She Read: (re)Visiting my Mother's Nova Scotia. Virtual artist talk February 10th at 2pm.
Chantal Gibson in Conversation with Lawrence Hill
April 27, 2018. SFU Dean's Lecture on Information and Society.
Souvenir (2018). Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
January 26-April 22, 2018
Musee des Beaux-Arts Montreal