Tuesday November 3, 7pm – 9pm
UNIT/PITT Projects, 236 E. Pender
Representatives of five community-driven arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside present their perspectives on the last and the next forty years and ask: looking at the past, what kind of future do we want to build? What would a future that takes into account cultural diversity, community history, and social and environmental justice look like? What is the role of the arts and of community in building this future?
Panelists: Michael Clague (Community Arts Council of Vancouver), Andrea Creamer (SFU’s Office of Community Engagement), Keith Higgins (UNIT/PITT Projects), Terry Hunter (Vancouver Moving Theatre/Heart of the City Festival) and Cecily Nicholson (Gallery Gachet). Moderator: Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte (UNIT/PITT Projects).
An open invitation to discuss the history of arts and community; present a reflection on the challenges that are faced by community arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside; and elaborate a framework to sustain the communities and practices driving these organizations. Co-presented by UNIT/PITT Projects (part of 2055 public programs) and the Heart of the City Festival.