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April 29, 2021 - Diversity Reads with Cicely Belle Blain and Coral Santana

Join us for a special live broadcast of the Diversity Reads Podcast, hosted by Afro-Latina writer, producer, activist and UBC Film Studies student Coral Santana and featuring special guests Cicely Belle Blain, activist and founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver, and Stephanie Bokenfohr, Public Programs Coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Brought to you by UBC Arts and Culture District, Diversity Reads is a podcast book club that aims to create an exhilarating space for learning and discussion, where we open ourselves to the multitude of rich narratives around us, particularly those by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodivergent authors. In this conversation, we will discuss “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo. Themes explored in the novel allow for discussions around relationships, race, identity and ancestry, as well as the structures of storytelling and LGBTQA+ representation. Like the exhibition “Stories that animate us,” the book also invites dialogue around questions of who is entitled to tell which stories and why?

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This episode of Art Connects is presented in partnership with UBC Arts and Culture District.

Art Connects is generously supported by RBC and Jane Irwin and Ross Hill.

April 30, 2021 - Kinfolk Nation Experience“

Kinfolk is an artist coalition documenting the experiences and stories of contemporary Africans/ Caribbeans/ Spirits, and the kindred spirits they cross paths with. Follow the President (Trophy Ewila), the Hero (Randy Jernidier aka El Randogo aka the Randawg) and the Superstar (Lady Dia Melodia) on their journey of building a new nation.

Date/Time: April 30th @ 7:00PM PST

Tickets: $25 (+GST)

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April 27, 2021 - “Kelowna collective invites audience to experience ‘new Jazz’” Global News:

September 24, 2021 - Foggy Isle Film Festival

Foggy Isle is a macabre-themed film festival based out of Victoria, British Columbia, with a mission to showcase short films that celebrate all that is weird, macabre, and darkly hilarious. In short, Foggy Isle is more about a mood than a genre.

The live online event will take place on 24 September 2021; whether there will be an in-person show will be determined closer to the date.

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