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April 1, 2016. Please join Cameras 4 Change (C4C) & SIETAR BC's collaborated event, honoring ‘FLIGHT', "An exhibition (April 1st – 7th) documenting arrival into Canada through the eyes of immigrants and refugees." Come and see how Canada and life occurs to newcomers and learn what it looks like to start a new chapter in a foreign country. There will be the photography, speakers, light refreshments (some prepared by refugees, Farmers Apprentice, and other contributors such as Safeway), and music by Farooq Al-Sajee - Oud player and recent refugee to Canada. Date: April 1, 2016 Time: 6pm- 8pm Address: The Playground, 434 Columbia Street in Chinatown (between Pender and Hastings)
Otherwise, the GALLERY is OPEN until April 7th from 12-10pm daily, situated in Chinatown, Vancouver.
February 26th, 2016. Cracking the Codes: The Systems of Racial Inequity. A film screening and facilitated dialogue about race and racism in Canada. This film shares a framework of systemic racism that helps us understand how race and racism is experienced and with facilitated dialogue we will explore how it is experienced in Canada. Presenters: Shakti Butler: PhD, is a filmmaker and Founder of President of World Trust, who received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in the School of Transformative Learning and Change; Natasha Aruliah; MA, is a Counselling Psychologist, facilitator, educator and consultant, in diversity, equity, social justice and intercultural competence. Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver, V6Z 1Y2. 5th floor n the Family Development Centre. Doors open at 6:15pm.
January 21, 2016. SIETAR BC Annual General Meeting. The AGM will take place at 6 p.m. at Banana Leaf Restaurant (1779 Robson Street, Vancouver. $28 for members; $40 for non-members. For those of you who would like to pay your 2016 membership fees, the link to do so is as follows: http://www.sietar.bc.ca/membership_contact
Call for Nominations:
All positions are up for re-election. For information on the positions available, please see our current executive committee, please see here: http://www.sietar.bc.ca/about_us, or email us for more information.
July 25, 2015. Vancouver Diversity Tour. On this free adapted walking tour, we’ll explore themes of diversity, in/equality, in/exclusion, in Vancouver’s past, present and future. And we’ll ask some tough questions about what we can all do to make Vancouver a better place. Venue: Across from Hogan’s Alley Cafe at the grassy SW corner of Gore Ave & Union St in Chinatown; ime: 10am- 12pm. Fee: Free for SIETAR BC members, $5 for students, $8 for non-members. Kindly RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 23, 2015.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Art, Science & Spirituality: An integrated, holistic approach to diversity and social change. Venue: New York Institute of Technology, #1700- 701 Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC. Time: 6:30- 9:00PM
Through deep, collective conversations we will make links to science and spirituality, and discover what leadership, transition and change, and personal care have to do with moving diversity initiatives forward. Join me for this dynamic, interactive presentation as we explore the multiple factors that influence diversity and social change - like a puzzle, together we’ll put the pieces together to reveal the whole.”- Indy Batth
Fee: Free for SIETAR BC members, $5 for students, $8 for general public. Kindly RSVP your attendance to email@example.com by March 31, 2015.
Monday, Feb 23, 2015: Contemporary Social Transformation: A Black History Month Conversation. A panel discussion about historical and contemporary views from personal and political perspectives on Black folk’s experience in Greater Vancouver.
Doors open at 6:30, and the discussion is from 7pm - 9pm; Location Creekside Community Centre. 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC. Moderated by Parker Johnson Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Cost: SIETAR members-Free, Non-members-$8, Students: $5. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM 2015: SIETAR BC would like to invite you to our 2015 AGM on January 27, 2015 at 6:00PM at Nuba Restaurant, Kitsilano (http://www.nuba.ca/nuba-in-kitsilano/). For those of you who would like to pay your 2015 membership fees, the link to do so is as follows: http://www.sietar.bc.ca/membership_contact
The dinner is $28 for members and $40 for non members. Please RSVP to email@example.com. If you have any dietary restrictions, please RSVP by January 25, 2015. Thank you.
Join us at Our End-of-year Social -- an evening of conversation, nibbles and networking!
Date: Monday, December 8th, 2014
When: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: The Atrium at the Cactus Club,1530 West Broadway
Free for members $8 for non members and $5 for students. Please RSVP by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st.
"Current Issues in Immigration Policy and Canada's Failing Grade on Human Rights from Amnesty International" featuring Guest Speaker, Vancouver's own Peter Edelmann,Criminal Defense and Immigration Lawyer
Time/Date: 6:30pm - 8:30pm, October 21st
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Yaletown, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Price: Free for SIETAR BC members; $8 for non-members and $5 for students.
Please RSVP to email@example.com
September 25th, "O SNAP! - Our Stories Narrated as Poetry/Prose", 6-9 PM, at Heartwood Cafe, 317 Broadway E, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. This story telling event provided a platform for people to voice their personal experiences around issues of identity and belonging.
The SIETAR Congress 2014, “Shaping Identity: Land, People, Systems,”
SIETAR BC and SIETAR Young co-hosted the SIETAR Congress 2014, “Shaping Identity: Land, People, Systems,” in Vancouver & on Sts’ailes First Nations territory. on June 26-29th. With over 25 workshops and presenters, the Congress attracted attendees from British Columbia and other provinces in Canada as well as from the United States.
We would like to extend sincere thank you to all the volunteers who made this event a success. We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the Multi-faith Action Society for donating 80 Multicultural Calendars to our attendees and presenters.
Monday, March 24th 2014: Facilitating Barnga, an Intercultural and Diversity Tool @ Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Barnga is a fun, engaging, experiential activity that simulates intercultural, intergroup dynamics and is a useful training tool that can be used in various settings to explore intercultural and diversity issues. THANKS TO ALL ATTENDED!
February 27, 2014: ‘Borrowed Body’ a Novel by Valerie Mason-John (aka Queenie) @ VPL, Oakridge Branch
January 22, 2014: Annual General Meeting
Thanks to everyone who joined us with our AGM dinner on Tuesday, January 21. It was a great turn out with 32 members participated in the event. Please see the whole list of new Board Members on our 'About' page.
We would like to express our appreciation to our past Board Members: Terry Rogocki, Ahnes Hong, Jennifer Wesman, Peter Wanyenya and Mark Dawson who have put so many hours of great work in 2013. We will miss your presence and energy. We welcome new Board Members: Alexa DuWors, Maral Lotfian, Olga Shcherbyna, Lindz Marsh, Miriam Kappmeier, Hannah Mondiwa, Rohene Bouajram, Lee Harris, Camila Fujiwara and Sarah Mathias. We also acknowledge our returning members Natasha Aruliah, Eric Meyer, Sabrina Ziegler and Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan.
Please follow us up at facebook for the upcoming events in 2014.