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Decolonial Dialogues Series: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students – Centering Two-Spirit and IBPOC Voices in Queer Liberation
November 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connect with artists and activists Corrina Sparrow, Cicely Belle Blain, and Love Intersections’ David Ng and Jen Sunshine while discussing Two-Spirit and IBPOC Queer experiences in a safe space.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Confirm your spot by November 14.
About the speakers
From the Musqueam and Qualicum Nations, Corrina Sparrow is an experienced and published 2Spirit scholar and helper. They have been a social worker, and leader with Indigenous communities for over twenty years, mainly focusing in the areas of cultural revitalization, children and families, health and wellness, and community planning. Corrina is currently working on a PhD within UBC’s Institute for Social Justice, on land-based 2Spirit/Indigequeer identities, resurgence, and community development.
Cicely Belle Blain
Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme from London, UK, now based in Vancouver. They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one Vancouver’s 50 most powerful people by Vancouver Magazine in 2018 and 2020, BC Business’ 30 under 30 and one of Refinery29’s Powerhouses.
Cicely Belle is the CEO of Bakau Consulting, the Editorial Director of Ripple of Change Magazine, and the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020).
Jen Sungshine is a queer Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist/activist, community facilitator, and cultural producer based in Vancouver, BC. She is the Co-Artistic Director and Co-founder of Love Intersections, a media arts collective producing intergenerational + intersectional QTBIPOC stories through documentary film and artwork. Her works include “Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny”, winner of the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for best BC Short; and “The House of 9 Dragons”, an oral history exhibit in Chinatown.
David Ng is a queer, feminist, media artist, and co-Artistic Director of Love Intersections—an arts collective made up of queer people of colour. His current artistic practices grapple with queer, racialized, and diasporic identity, and how intersectional identities can be expressed through media arts. Through Love Intersections he has produced over 2 dozen short films, including “Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny”, which has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide.
About the Decolonial Dialogues series
The Decolonial Dialogues: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students is a series of sessions running from October 2022 to February 2023. Delivered in a conversational format with time for students to interact, these sessions provide a safe space for IBPOC students to hear from speakers and connect with each other over sincere and courageous conversations on specific themes.