Anti-Racism Arts Festival

Anti-Racism Arts Festival

Anti-Racism Arts Festival 2021

Co-sponsored by VIUFA Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee (HRISC) and CREATE

In the wake of Black Lives Matter, VIUFA HRISC encourages individuals to take a stand against racism.  Let us begin having conversations about anti-racism in our communities, whether inside or outside of the classroom.

“Activism moves the material world, while Art moves the heart, body and soul.  In fact, however, they are complementary [sic].  Social change doesn’t just happen, it happens because people decide to make change.”  (C4AA, Artistic Activism 2018)


Schedule

Tuesday, April 13 @ 1pm

As part of this Performance session the following ARAF entries will be shared:

  • Through Their Eyes by Chloe Geddes (Film)
  • Fusion by Ta Udomchaisakul (Film)
  • White female privilege by Amy Staples (Dance)

Zoom Details

Wednesday, April 14 @ 1pm

As part of the SHORT Films Fest the following ARAF entries will be shared:

  • The Dreamers by Sabina Willems (Spoken Word)
  • Decolonize Your Mind by Skye Bell (Film)
  • Returning Home by Carrie Davis (Film)

Zoom Details:

Thursday, April 15 @ 10:30am

As part of the CREW 310/410 class showcase the following ARAF entries will be shared:

  • One Unread Message by Aaron Koch
  • A collection of poems inspired by James Baldwin by Brennan O’Toole
  • Poetic Biography of Tupac Shakur by Claire Manning
  • A collection of Poems by Kim Hunter
  • she paints her Black dress yellow with the roses from her momma by Rue Burgoyne-King
  • A collection of poems by Shawnda Wilson
  • Frederick Douglass by ward norcutt

Zoom Details:

Online

We are please to showcase ARAF entries in the following two online exhibits. Check them out and make sure to cast your vote for the Peoples' Choice Award.

Student Creativity Seen: https://research.viu.ca/create/student-creative-activity-seen  

Student Research Seen: https://research.viu.ca/create/student-research-seen


Prizes:

In each category, the top three entries will receive $100 and will be included in the Nanaimo Museum’s virtual exhibit on anti-racism.  The VIU Blue Ribbon will be awarded to the top ARAF entry which includes a further $100 prize made possible by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Human Rights. As well, there will be four random draws of a $25 gift certificate to Mambo’s Pizza for entries to the Anti-Racism Arts Festival.