Public invited to next UBC AlterKnowledge Discussion forum

Friday's forum will focus on colonization and how it continues to shape our relationships.

  • Oct. 12, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Members of the public along with UBC students and faculty are invited to the next AlterKnowledge Discussion forum on colonization and how it continues to shape our relationships to place, and to each other.

“Arguably, all Canadian citizens have a responsibility to understand the colonial histories of their home community,” says co-organizer Assist. Prof. Allison Hargreaves. But, she suggests, “people often wonder what this might look like in practice, and how we can represent colonial histories responsibly. This AlterKnowledge discussion is a chance to explore these kinds of questions.”

Join UBC visual arts lecturer Tannis Nielsen and fine arts graduate student Amberley John (interdisciplinary indigenous studies) for a discussion about the possibilities of reckoning—in art and in activism—with colonial histories in today’s world.

This AlterKnowledge Discussion takes place Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotary Centre for the Arts, downtown Kelowna. It is a free event, and the public is welcome to attend.

The AlterKnowledge Discussion series—organized by Hargreaves and Assoc. Prof. David Jefferess of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies—aims to foster community-engaged knowledge-making, rather than simply providing a venue for the presentation of research to the public.

The series seeks to bring people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn. This year, as part of the university’s Centennial celebration, the AlterKnowledge Centennial Series focuses on critical engagements with the way colonialism continues to shape relationships, identity, and place.UBC Assist. Prof Allison Hargreaves (centre) co-organizes the AlterKnowledge Discussion series, which holds public forums at venues throughout the Okanagan.

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