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Growing Room 2019: Black Voices Raised

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Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Be ready for a powerful bring-the-house-down reading from some of B.C.’s most necessary Black Voices. Hosted by Whitney French, editor of the new Black Writers Matter anthology, we bring you an energetic mix of writing across all genres.

Event Type: Reading
Venue: Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Sunday, March 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



READERS

Siobhan Barker, single parent, community organizer, social justice champion, is a published fiction/non-fiction author, textile-artist, bilingual singer & storyteller, having toured nationally; facilitating and public speaking.

Cicely Belle Blain is an activist, writer, artist and CEO; they are one of Vancouver’s fifty most influential people of 2018, an award-winning co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Vancouver and a member of the Canadian youth delegation to the United Nations.

Chantal Gibson is an artist-educator interested in the cultural (re)production of knowledge. She teaches writing & design in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at SFU.

Robyn Maynard is the award-winning and bestselling author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present.

Rabbit Richards is relentlessly compassionate with fierce integrity. Their francophone cat is named Cat.

Update: Unfortunately, Cecily Nicholson is no longer able to appear at this event.

HOST

Whitney French is a writer and arts-educator. Her latest project Black Writing Matters is an anthology of creative nonfiction published through the University of Regina Press.



The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at: https://festival.roommagazine.com/venues-and-accessibility/.

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books. To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit festival.roommagazine.com/sponsors.

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