Due to the likelihood of rain, we have moved this event to the Museum of Vancouver.
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Joyce Walley Room
Venue description and accessibility information: Museum of Vancouver
Incarceration and access to creative practice
Art and creativity are tools for us to reimagine the society we live in. It is no surprise then, that censorship and repression have been long-standing methods of control – whether by the state, or by the theatre of public opinion.
Advocates for freedom of speech and access to creative practice discuss what it means to have ‘Art on the Inside’ and celebrates those who create and express despite incarceration and repression. As Arundhati Roy tells us in her book Things that Can and Cannot be Said, “the world is a millipede that inches forward on millions of real conversations.”
Multiple Leo-nominated documentary filmmaker Baljit Sangra
Roxanne Charles contemporary artist and curator, recently exhibited at the Museum of Vancouver
Shirin Eshghi, head of the UBC library, researcher on access and erotic fiction.
Moderated by Emilee Gilpin, award-winning Indigenous Affairs Reporter for the National Observer
Following this talk, please join Roxanne Charles for a docent-led artist tour of There is Truth Here, an exhibit featuring art work by children in residential schools at the Museum of Vancouver. The artist tour will take place from 2:00-3:00pm
Tiffin Talks: A lunchtime ideas series
Tiffin Talks is a five-part ideas series showcasing a diverse group of thought leaders, artists, innovators, and changemakers, gathering to share ideas and a meal together. Every Tiffin Talk features South Asian and Indigenous people in conversation with each other on a wide range of topics. Located at PAUSE, Indian Summer Festival’s outdoor pavilion gazing out onto the mountains and the Burrard Inlet, these long table lunches delivered hot on-site in Indian-style tiffins, will return you to your day both nourished and fed. In the spirit of turning strangers into friends, this is an opportunity to register for lunch for one. Listen to brilliant presenters, then dine and converse about new ideas surrounded by art, land, and ocean.
Each lunch is limited to 20 people. Book your spots early! All Tiffin Talk meals are vegetarian. When registering, please proceed to checkout where you will be prompted to select a vegan or gluten free option as desired.
Tiffin Talks are by donation, sliding scale. Fee will be waived upon request, no one turned away for lack of funds. (Pending availability, pre-registration is still required).
Museum of Vancouver is generously providing complimentary admission to Tiffin Talks attendees. Simply present your Tiffin Talk Eventbrite tickets at the Museum of Vancouver’s visitor services for free entry.
Tiffin Talks is a five-part series. The event series includes:
– Monday July 8 Tiffin Talk: Walking in Our Finest
– Tuesday July 9 Tiffin Talk: All the World’s a Stage
– Wednesday July 10 Tiffin Talk: Art on the Inside
– Thursday July 11 Tiffin Talk: Laughter for the Dark Days
– Friday July 12 Tiffin Talk: Writers in Conversation
Full venue description and accessibility information: PAUSE Pavillion
Check in: 11:30 am
Event start: 12:00 pm
Event end: 2:00 pm
Knowing someone cares can change a life. From Monday July 8th to Sunday July 14th, bring a book to the PAUSE Pavilion to give to someone living behind bars in Canada. Many prisons don’t have libraries, or have very limited and outdated books. Books help minds expand, discover new perspectives, and help people stay connected with the outside world. For more information please visit http://prisonjustice.ca/books-2-prisoners/
Indian Summer Festival & Books 2 Prisoners BOOK DRIVE At the PAUSE Pavilion
Knowing someone cares can change a life.
From Monday July 8th to Sunday July 14th, bring a book to the PAUSE Pavilion to give to someone living behind bars in Canada. Many prisons don’t have libraries, or have very limited and outdated books. Books help minds expand, discover new perspectives, and help people stay connected with the outside world.
For more information please visit http://prisonjustice.ca/books-2-prisoners/