CHAT & CHEW - Zoom Gatherings
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)*. We will gather to collectively discuss topics of EDIA through an anti-racist lens to get grassroots ideas and actions going.
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Threading Solidarity: The anti-colonial struggle for P@lestinian Liberation and LandBack
Jan 30 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MST
“In a culture so besotted with personal ease, it is a profound act not to turn away. To commit. To speak up. To protest. To teach. To gather in community and action… Solidarity is how we reaffirm existence.”
- Hala Alyan, writer and clinical psychologist
Nearly two million people in Gaza are still being starved, displaced, violently bombed, brutalized, mutilated and massacred by a US-backed settler colonial ethnostate.
As we bear witness to a 100-year genocide escalate on our digital screens, here is an invitation to open ourselves up to be in community and find ways to collectively take action.
Join us to hear from our special guest Lara Elborno, a Palestinian-American international lawyer, human rights activist, and speaker.
Our aim for this discussion is to hold space for the unconscionable violence happening in P@lestine, to increase our collective understanding of Palestinian liberation as an anti-colonial struggle, and to discuss its interconnectedness with the liberation of others.
There will be an opportunity to share resources, discuss allyship, and imagine actions to take. We will be guided with a prayer, led by an Elder.
Join us on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 online at 5PM PST / 6PM MST / 7PM CST / 8PM EST.
Please register to receive the Zoom link. Due to security we will be sending the link 30 minutes before the event.
Lara is the co-host of the Palestine Pod, a weekly English language podcast that seeks to support the Palestinian freedom struggle. She writes at substack.gazangirl.com and can be found on Instagram @gazangirl and on X @thegazangirl.
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