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Event #1099

Creating New Decolonial Literacies: Art as Pedagogy and Artist as Teacher (Meet Beau Dick)


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

16:00 - 19:00
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Music Building - MUSC 201 ROY BARNETT & LOBBY
UBC Indigenous programs
English | anglais
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For years, Indigenous peoples have had to learn to be literate in the ways of the dominant culture, acquiring new languages and ideologies as their own were eroded and suppressed. Through Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters, we have the opportunity to swing the pendulum the other way, to become literate in his world, language and culture, creating a potential for a hybrid literacy, a decolonial literacy, that is informed by both epistemologies. Please join us for a screening of this important film, followed by a panel discussion featuring artist Dana Claxton, artist Linnea Dick, and film producer LaTiesha Fazakas, who will be addressing the question of how art functions to inform decolonial literacy.  

Doors open at 16:00 for light refreshments. Film screening will begin at 16:30, with the panel discussion to follow from 18:15 to 19:00.

  • Dana Claxton, Filmmaker, photographer and performance artist
  • Linnea Dick, Social justice advocate and activist for Indigenous rights, sexual abuse victims, First Nations art and culture
  • LaTiesha Fazakas, Film Producer