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Under Our Skin

Under Our Skin

Under our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?

Brief Description:
Video and storytelling project based in Seattle has people define controversial words – like racism, ally, diversity – in their own words. Spend some time exploring this very powerful project!

Summary:
“We decided to examine words and phrases that we noticed people using — and interpreting — very differently. Then we invited 18 people who represent a mix of backgrounds and perspectives to our video studio to talk about what those expressions mean to them. In a few cases, our subjects suggested terms we hadn’t included and we added them in subsequent interviews. Our conversations went well beyond the words into the experiences in each of the interviewees’ lives. They often lasted several hours, and were insightful, thought-provoking, honest, at times funny — and sometimes uncomfortable. We invite you to share the videos with friends, family, colleagues, students — and let us know what results from that. We’d also like to hear your ideas for future coverage because this is the beginning of what we hope will be an ongoing conversation with you, our viewers.”

Breaking Down White Priviledge

This video describes an event where a woman experienced discrimination based on her race and how the situation was affected when her sister in-law stepped in and used her ‘white privilege’ to start a discussion about what was happening and why.

The Staircase of Oppression

An engaging TedTalk on how stereotypes can quickly lead to discrimination, and what the impact of power and privilege is in our society. Angela provides honest examples to help us reflect on our own experiences of power and privilege.

Multicultural

This Multicultural learning event and dinner is part of a larger Racism Awareness project funded by the Province of British Columbia and hosted by the Nechako Creative Communities Collective (NC3) and the Good Neighbours Committee. The larger project included presentations of excerpts of ‘Mirrors” – a play about how the settler community unconsciously perpetuates hurt against Indigenous peoples in our region.

 

Each performance was followed by a facilitated dialogue so that the audience could process the scenes they saw and we could all share together how to be better neighbours to each other, which is what we ALL want, regardless of background.

 

The Dinner is the culmination of 5 cooking/learning workshops where participants got to learn about each other’s cultures/ethnic origins, through the medium of food (something else we ALL want!).

Mutual understanding, curiosity and learning created an atmosphere of generosity and belonging for everyone. Come to the dinner and share in the process!

“What in the World is Going On” evening

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What in the world is going on?

Sima Brenner from Israel will provide insight about what is going on in Israel and the Middle East.

Tues. June 10th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
at the Space (next to Subway)

 

 

Rocks & Trees exhibit at Minerals North

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The lobby display.

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Artists Elizabeth Miller, Annerose Georgeson, Maha Sukkau and Pam Sholty.

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Elizabeth Miller and one of her paintings.

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Art rock assemblage made by Nathan Hasse. and painted rocks by Martha.

More than 20 artists exhibited more than 250 artworks.

 

 

Building Cultural Competency

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A group of 13 ladies met yesterday @ the Space to help supporting Vita’s trip to the Philippines, building relationships and cultural competence.
The group would like to thank CNC for providing the facility to meet. I had a meeting with two ladies this morning. They provided great positive feedback and some future meeting in reporting about the trip evening and other ideas.

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