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Michael Roberson is a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator, and leader within the LGBTQ community. He is the co-creator of the nation's only Black Gay Research group and National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition. He holds two Master degrees from Union Theological Seminary NYC, and is Adjunct Professor at both The New School University/Lang College NYC, and Union Theological Seminary NYC. He is an international art and politics consultant and a member of the international sound art collective entitled "Ultra-red." Michael is scholar in residence for the Center for Race, Religion, and Economic Democracy, as well as a recent TED Media Resident, where he performed a global TED talk about the underground Black/Latinx House/ball ballroom community, entitled "The enduring legacy of ballroom."For Black History Month 2021, Michael co-authored an article in Time Magazine titled "Why Voguing and the Ballroom Scene Matter Now More than Ever." Michael also serves as a cultural consultant for Pose, the FX television show. Additionally, he is a public health advisor and community engagement specialist for the NYC COVID-19 contract tracing initiative.Travis Salway (he/him) is a settler of German and English descent and queer man from Ohio (Shawnee, Myaamia/Miami, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi territories), currently living as an uninvited guest on unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. He is a social epidemiologist who works to understand and improve the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2S/LGBTQ) populations. Since 2019, Travis is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and conducts research in affiliation with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. In 2019-2020, he testified for two standing committees of the Canadian House of Commons, to inform federal policy to promote 2S/LGBTQ health equity. This resulted in the passage of Bill C-4, making it a crime to perpetrate anti-2S/LGBTQ practices, otherwise known as "conversion therapy." Travis directs the REAFFIRM Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team committed to researching 2S/LGBTQ+ health and co-directs the Two-Spirit Dry Lab, Turtle Island's first research group exclusively dedicated to understanding the health of Two-Spirit Indigenous people. He is the founder of MindMapBC.ca, a 2S/LGBTQ-affirming mental health service finder. In 2022, his team is administering the UnACoRN.ca survey, to understand the range of settings where Canadian youth have their sexual and gender identities supported or threatened.
Date created: 2022-06-15
Michael Roberson is a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator, and leader within the LGBTQ community. He is the co-creator of the nation's only Black Gay Research group and National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition. He holds two Master degrees from Union Theological Seminary NYC, and is Adjunct Professor at both The New School University/Lang College NYC, and Union Theological Seminary NYC. He is an international art and politics consultant and a member of the international sound art collective entitled "Ultra-red." Michael is scholar in residence for the Center for Race, Religion, and Economic Democracy, as well as a recent TED Media Resident, where he performed a global TED talk about the underground Black/Latinx House/ball ballroom community, entitled The enduring legacy of ballroom.For Black History Month 2021, Michael co-authored an article in Time Magazine titled Why Voguing and the Ballroom Scene Matter Now More than Ever. Michael also serves as a cultural consultant for Pose, the FX television show. Additionally, he is a public health advisor and community engagement specialist for the NYC COVID-19 contract tracing initiative.
Date created: 2022-06-16
Bob Williams is a former British Columbia cabinet minister who played a key role in establishing the Agricultural Land Reserve and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia during BC's first NDP government in the 1970s. More recently, Williams was influential in building the Vancity Credit Union into the leading co-operative financial institution in Western Canada.
Date created: 2022-06-20
Recording of a panel discussion from a Shaping Vancouver event (2018)
Date created: 2018-11-15
Video of Patricia Reed's talk, "On Horizonless Futures", presented on October 17, 2018
Date created: 2018-10-17
Video of Proportional Representation Best Reflects the Will of the People: A Debate on BC’s Electoral Future | November 15, 2018
Date created: 2018-11-15
Recording of a panel discussion from a Shaping Vancouver event (2018)
Date created: 2018-10-11
Video of EMMA Talks presentation with Anoushka Ratnarajah.
Date created: 2018-10-01
Audio recording of Shaping Vancouver presentation (2018)
Date created: 2018-05-10
Video of EMMA Talks presentation with Vivek Shraya
Date created: 2018-10-01
A presentation from EMMA Talks, Dr. Amina Wadud talks about the evolution of Muslim women are in the 21st Century as it relates to her own personal history and story. Dr. Amina Wadud is Professor Emiratis of Islamic Studies and Visiting Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry. Author of Qur’an and Woman; and, Inside the Gender Jihad; she is a founding member of Sisters in Islam and resource person for Musawah: the global movement for reform in Muslim Personal Status Law.
Date created: 2018-05-03
Indigenous women are among the underrepresented voices in contemporary anthropology, and throughout its history. They were more likely to be the subjects of research into an ethnographic present, always portrayed in exotic terms and without agency. Perhaps in reaction to earlier studies Indigenous people are among the critics of the work that anthropologists produce. Despite this troubled relationship Audra Simpson has adopted a discipline that exists to explore the human condition.The current generation of anthropologists accept that research does not occur independent of the researcher’s perspective. Thus, indigeneity will inevitably direct the course of inquiry for anthropology conducted by Indigenous people. In this conversation, Dr. Simpson will reflect upon her career as an anthropologist. She will discuss the tropes, trends and themes that inform her research and how she contributes to the discourse of modern anthropology.Audra Simpson is in conversation here with Eldon Yellowhorn.
Date created: 2018-03-21
Social innovation is at a crossroads. How will it embrace and build on the social justice movements of the past? Will we be able to move to action while holding the space for the real conversations that need to happen?SPEAKER BIOTonya Surman is a social entrepreneur with a passion for bringing life to world-changing projects. Tonya is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a coworking space, community and launchpad for people who are changing the world, with four locations in Toronto and one location in New York City.CSI provides its members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their social impact. Tonya has been creating and leading social ventures since 1987.
Date created: 2018-03-07
One Book one SFU, presented by Simon Fraser University Library and co-sponsored by the Tegan and Sara Foundation, Vancity Office of Community Engagement SFU Woodward's, Pulpfiction Books. An evening of reading and conversation with Ivan Coyote and Tegan Quin as they discuss Coyote's poignant memoir, Tomboy Survival Guide.
Date created: 2018-03-06
Milestones 2017 is the third annual Vancouver City Planning Commission Year in Review public forum, it’s a look back that invariably turns into a dialogue about the future of the city.Four leading urban thinkers and achievers discuss 2017 decisions and events in planning and development that have been identified as possibly having a transformative influence on the evolution of Vancouver. The panelists will also offer their own ideas on proposed milestones of 2017.
Date created: 2018-02-05
Queer Arts Festival and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement presented a lecture by Jonathan David Katz, PhD, on the exhibition ART/AIDS/AMERICA at the Tacoma Art Museum from now until Jan 10, 2016. Generally considered merely a tragic tangent to US culture, AIDS has in fact been one of the most powerful shaping forces in American culture since the 1980's. We have repressed AIDS’ role in the making of our culture in keeping with our longstanding, repression of AIDS in general. But repression, as known from psychoanalysis, is the sign of great power. The lecture was followed by a Q&A with Dr. Katz.Jonathan David Katz is a pioneering academic and gay activist who works at the intersection of art history and queer history. Widely recognized as a leading authority in queer art history, his work as curator, scholar, and activist has had a profound impact on the understanding of queer art and artists in both academia and the larger world. Katz founded the Harvey Milk Institute, the world’s largest queer studies institute, and serves as president and chief curator of New York City's Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. His recent work includes co-curating “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Art,” an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery that broke ground by focusing on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) issues. Katz directs SUNY Buffalo’s PhD program in visual studies. Katz is currently co-curating ART/AIDS/AMERICA at the Tacoma Art Museum from now until January 10, 2016, and will curate the 2016 Queer Arts Festival visual arts exhibition this coming June.
Date created: 2015-11-26
About Free Home UniversityA project of Loop House (Lecce, IT) and Musagetes, Free Home University (FHU) is a pedagogical experiment grounded in experiencing life and creativity in common. FHU is a response to the need to generate new ways of sharing and creating knowledge. Created in collaboration with a pool of diverse international artists and thinkers, FHU is based in and around the city of Lecce, in the Puglia Region of southern Italy.FHU approaches the possibilities of education by producing collaborative artistic projects and coalitional knowledge. A positive alternative to the neoliberal and service-oriented system, FHU provides a home for radical thought, experimental action, learning-by-doing. It opens up existing competencies and encourages personal enrichment. The name Free Home University (FHU) refers to how a horizontal, inviting, energy-liberating environment (Free), within a protected and intimate space (Home), can provide an alternative, yet universal experience of sharing knowledge (University).
Date created: 2015-11-23
Panelists:Bill Cranmer is a Hereditary Chief of the N’amgis First Nation.Andy Everson is a contemporary First Nations artist from the K’omoks First Nation on Vancouver Island. Holding a master’s degree in anthropology, Andy is the grandson of one of the film’s stars—Margaret Frank—who played the role of Princess Naida.Owen Underhill lives in Vancouver where he is a composer, conductor, artistic director and faculty member in the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU and is the artistic director of Turning Point Ensemble.
Date created: 2015-11-13
This is a recording of Japanese Canadian Kage (Eileen) performing on taiko and African-American, Music Research Strategist and percussionist Marshall Trammell.
Date created: 2019-10-31
This is a recording of a conversation with Yorta Yorta hip-hop artist Neil Morris (DRMNGNOW) from so-called Australia, Musqueam-Tsleil Waututh artist, storyteller and Vancouver poet laureate, Christie Lee Charles, and moderated by Jarrett Martineau (nehiyaw/Denesuline).
Date created: 2019-10-23