EMMA Talks with Vivek Shraya and Anoushka Ratnarajah!

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149 W Hastings St

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B


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Please join us on Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 for our 9th EMMA Talks!

with, Anoushka Ratnarajah and Vivek Shraya *

  • The evening starts at 6 pm for a pre-talk living room style reception, where there will be free light snacks, a cash bar, and some interactive art-making!
  • The Talks will begin at 7 pm sharp, and will be proceeded by a 30 min social gathering (come for 6 pm to meet everyone!)

*click on speakers names to read more about them

Both social gatherings* will be in place of a Q & A and will allow for folks to meet one another, to converse and share thoughts from the talks. co-hosted by SFU.

*there will be some seating available during the reception

Mutual Aid:

we are soliciting donations for two reasons:

1. 50% of donations* will go to the speaker’s choice of cause/project/individuals (details coming soon)

2. 50% will go towards paying all the tech and support staff

*you can donate when you get your ticket, or during the event -- thanks!


Our core partner for this EMMA Talks is with SFU’s Vancity Community Engagement.

*We are open to partner with other interested groups! In doing so, we are able to support our grassroots initiatives and also pay everyone involved, including women technicians — something that is very important to us.


we strive to create (with you!) a social, financial, environmental and physically accessible space.
we recognize that a complex and nuance access is always emergent and fluid, and we welcome your feedback.

  • The route to the Second floor Centre is accessible, elevators, wide corridors.
  • The bathrooms will be gender neutral
  • Free Snacks
  • These events are for all ages. we are unable to host a childcare option on these premises
  • We will have our own hospitality ushers meeting folks on Hastings.
  • There will be a sign language interpreter on stage.
  • EMMA Talks will be professionally digitally produced, accessible monologues that will be up on our website
  • Scent-reduction* please refrain from wearing perfume and other scented-body products.
  • for parking and other information please link to

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Please contact us with any access needs at

*We acknowledge that this is not straight forward, and that generally it can cost a lot more money to be scent free... so, we are happy to talk further about how to combat it together.


**We video record the talk and will publish the videos on our site as soon as they are done**

(see below for further information)



This EMMA Talk will be videotaped and shared on our website.

This is a really important part of our mandate as it helps to amplify these important voices!
We also film the audience and community engaged art event

If you do not wish to be filmed and/or recorded, please sit in the designated “no-filming” areas in the space. Otherwise, look for your smiling face on in a couple weeks!

Here's the very unfriendly sounding disclaimer:
By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or
recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance and/or voice for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the production presently entitled /
EMMA Talks: Feb 8, 2018
You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area.

Thank you. EMMA Talks

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