Monday, November 21st
MBC 2290 at SFU Burnaby
Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Register here: https://sfpirg.wufoo.com/forms/q12pa05a14dkzhd/
ASL interpretation is being booked for this event! Please register by November 14th to confirm attendance. Interpreter names will be posted to the Facebook event page when they have been booked.
Survivors of violence and trauma are left with wounds, hurt, trauma, and pain. We carry the scars with us wherever we go.
How can we work toward healing and caring for our selves?
Open to all survivors of trauma and violence, this workshop will explore art-based approaches to healing after experiences of violence and trauma. Healing work will be done within an intersectional, anti-oppressive framework, acknowledging that violence in its many forms most often affects those most targeted by intersections of systemic oppression.
About the facilitators:
Pragya (MSW, RSW) is a fat, brown, queer, femme with a South Asian body and Prairie heart. She is experienced in working alongside survivors of trauma and those struggling with mental health via public education, crisis intervention, and counselling. Her work is informed by feminist, anti-oppressive principles which guide her narrative and somatic-based approach. Above all, she offers warmth, compassion, witnessing, and gentle invitations to peace and self-love.
lee (uses they/them/theirs pronouns) is a mixed race, queer, trans, interdisciplinary artist and facilitator. they have been grappling with, healing from, making art about, and organizing around sexualized violence and trauma since their teens. they are currently building love projects like ShapeShift Arts (www.shapeshiftarts.com), Kalik (www.kalik.org), and faciliting arts-based workshops towards social/political/healing change.
ASL interpretation is being booked for this event. Please register by November 14th to confirm your attendance. If no confirmations are received by the deadlines, ASL interpretation will be cancelled.
The event space is wheelchair/scooter accessible with access to accessible washrooms nearby.
Gender-neutral washrooms are available just outside of the event space.
In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, bus tickets and money for dependent care (this can include childcare, eldercare, etc.) are available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
While we cannot ensure a fully scent-free event in this setting, we’re aiming to create a scent-reduced environment by not bringing additional scents into the space. Exposure to laundry products, colognes, hairspray, and many other scented products can trigger serious health reactions in individuals with asthma, allergies, migraines, and/or chemical sensitivities. We ask that you not wear/ apply/ or bring any scented products into this space. If you do so, we may need to ask you to leave so others can safely stay in the space. If you find yourself being impacted by someone’s use of scented products during the conference, speak with any one of the organizers. We know that this can be a big step for many people. As Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha says in Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness, “Cutting out scents may seem like a pain in the ass, but it means that awesome, ass-kicking community members you love can attend events you’re at and make out with you without having seizures, throwing up or otherwise getting really sick.” Please, bring your amazing self, and keep the scents at home!
(More info here: http://thinkbeforeyoustink.com/howtogofragrancefree.html,http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15, http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html)
The event is nut-free and peanut-free. Absolutely no nuts or peanuts will be permitted within the event space in order to create an allergen-free environment for all participants. This includes (but is not limited to) products like hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, coconuts, walnuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and peanut butter.
If you have any other allergies or sensitivities that we need to know about so that you can participate fully and safely, please let us know at email@example.com.
Some folks are sensitive and/or get sick from electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF). This can include radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi, fluorescent lights, and more. SFU Burnaby has Wi-Fi set up throughout its campus, including in the event space. In order to reduce EMF exposure, we will strive to minimize fluorescent light usage and utilize natural lighting whenever possible.
If there is any other way we can make this event more accessible for you, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!