A monthly grassroots gathering for the collective re-imagining of an equitable and just future for the arts in Calgary.
We want to invite you into an initiative that started up in Calgary in June 2020. A number of us see the importance of keeping equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) concerns front and centre as we go through so much change everywhere including the arts sector. Gatherings will be facilitated by the Cultural Instigators (CI)*. Once a month we will gather to collectively discuss topics of EDIA through an anti-racist lens to get grassroots ideas and actions going. Have a question or a proposal for future conversation topics and themes? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Are you ready to hear the truth?
The day before Treaty 7 Day, the Indigenous led spiral of the Cultural Instigators–Kelli Morningbull, Riel Manywounds, Jarret Twoyoungmen and Jared Tailfeathers–invite you to listen to invited elders and community speak on how to honour Every Child Matters in practice.
The current number of children found at Residential schools is 6,509+. As Indigenous nations and families continue to investigate, grieve, and finally bring their lost family home, those responsible have yet to be charged for these crimes against humanity. Next month, there will be a change of policy makers. What will they be doing to effect change and hold the government and church accountable?
Are you ready to hear the truth about a legacy of extraction and colonialism on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, where settlers now occupy with Treaty?
Cultural Instigators (CI) is an initiative to support artists involved in building equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in their work to organize and to create artistic projects that build the community’s capacity to confront social issues, through an anti-racist framework. CI is funded by but not led by Calgary Arts Development.
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