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Burnaby Festival of Learning

The Burnaby Festival of Learning will take place May 6 – 12, 2018. The Opening will take place at the Shadbolt Centre between 7:00 – 9:00 pm on May 6. The opening event is the Pecha Kucha Night for the first time in Burnaby with ASL interpretation.if you are interested, please register.

On Tuesday May 8th, at 7:00 pm there will be a play presentation: Rising Above Hate and Discrimination – a play using the Theatre of the Oppressed technics to explores community solutions to incidents of hate and discrimination with ASL interpretation.


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ASL Interpreting provided movies

Title: Unraveling Journeys: An Afternoon of Films

Organized and taking placed on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Join the viet* collective for community justice in an afternoon of films, food and discussion to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

This gathering centers the presence of queer and trans folk who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour and their family and friends, whose stories and experiences are erased and sidelined in mainstream narratives of the war.

We recognize that the impacts of the so-called “Vietnam War” exists beyond colonial borders and invite those historically forgotten and ignored in these conversations to share space with us as we explore the possibilities of life after and beyond the war.

A short film and a feature-length documentary will be screened (to be confirmed), followed by a lightly-facilitated discussion.

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
3:00pm – 6:00pm (doors open at 2:30pm)

[more info to come]

Accessibility Information:
– ASL interpretation is available; please confirm this service by April 19th at 1:00pm by emailing vccj@protonmail[dot]com
– Wheelchair access is TBD (we are securing a wheelchair accessible venue)
– Washrooms are TBD
– Completely power-off your cell phones, wireless devices, and electrical devices before entering and while being in the space; if you require access to your device(s) please situate yourself in the designated low-EMF area
– Refrain from wearing scents the day before and during the event itself; this includes (and is not limited to) perfumes, hair products, cosmetics, and clothing washed in scented detergent/dried with scented dryer sheets
– Childcare is available; please confirm this service as soon as possible by emailing vccj@protonmail[dot]com
– Seating is TBD (we are ensuring a variety of seating options will be available)
– If you have any access requests and/or have any questions please email vccj@protonmail.com


Film Synopses (films are still to be confirmed):

// Xanh //

“Xanh” is the Vietnamese translation of the colors green and blue and is synonymous to the themes and lives of queer and trans people who are forced to navigate a world that enforces binary identities.

Xanh’s main goal is to save up money for top surgery. Their mother is a garment seamstress who polices Xanh’s gender presentation and performance through the creation of feminine clothes. As their mom starts to criticize what they choose to wear, Xanh experiences a series of nightmares and finds their dreams literally shattered.


For more information: http://www.facebook.com/xanhthemovie/

// Madam Phung’s Last Journey -or- Chuy?n ?i cu?i cùng c?a ch? Ph?ng //

A former monk who left monastic life because “I saw beautiful fags praying, and felt like running away,” Madam Phung is a canny businesswoman who got her start as a singer, and saved her money in the form of gold bars she would bury in the ground. Now she is something of a den mother to her largely transgender troupe – berating them when they drink or fight too much, warning them to stay out of trouble, and dealing with local police and occasionally hostile locals when necessary.

It’s the classic carny existence: long hours; setting up and tearing down the stage; exhorting the crowd to buy raffle tickets and play games; putting on a show. But the people we meet in MADAM PHUNG’S LAST JOURNEY are not your ordinary fairground workers.

This verite documentary takes us on a year-long ride with an itinerant troupe of cross-dressing performers, led by Madam Phung, as they travel the remote southern regions and central highlands of Vietnam.


For more information: http://icarusfilms.com/if-mme


for more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/2107003799339882/

full day conference with the theme: “Empowerment and Partnership” on this April 17th 2018


***Registration deadline extended to Thursday, April 12, 2018 by 4pm***

Hello everyone,

*** We apologize for the short notice. The deadline to register is on April 10th, 2018. The conference is originally intended for parents and professionals working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students but we have the space for more attendees and would like to extend the invitation for the Deaf community and others to join us. Please read below for more information about our conference. You can come for part of the day and the cost of the conference remains the same, $50. Lunch is included.

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a full day conference with the theme: “Empowerment and Partnership” on this April 17th 2018. It will be open to everyone, including Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Speech and Language Pathologists, parents, Sign Language interpreters, and other professionals working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. In the past, the conference is only for DHH itinerant teachers but this year our school district team wanted an open invitation to everyone to join us. This year we have Drisana Levitzke-Gray a Deaf advocate who is a recipient of the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Award and WA Young Australian of the Year Award, coming to present at our conference. We will also have Gael Hannan who is hard of hearing and a comedian as presenter and share her humorous stories about being hard of hearing in daily life. Dan Pacioretti will also share the latest assistive technology with us as well.

The registration is now open for Empowerment and Partnerships Conference. Please see attached for the flyer and the website for more information and registration. Website and registration link:http://www.popdhh.ca/dhhcw/education-day-dhhcw/education-day-teachers

***Registration deadline extended to Thursday, April 12, 2018 by 4pm***

Printable flyer in PDF and DOC:

empowerment and Partnerships conference flyer – Registration is open

Empowerment and Partnership-Shape of the Day

British Columbia School for the Deaf Alumni Association (BCSDAA)



The Board of Directors is seeking Alumni members to fill the vacant positions/to become officers until the next general meeting in 2020. The available positions are as follows:

Vice President
Publicity Director
Technology Director
2020 Reunion Chairperson

BCSDAA’s Vision Statement
? Develop, advocate and maintain the interest of education for the Deaf in the province of BC
? Donate funds to school aged students for their educational field trips
? Provide scholarships to high school graduates
? Support and maintain Deaf studies, research and archives
? Coordinate, plan and oversee reunion events
? Foster a sense of BCSD pride through leadership in promoting future members of BCSD to continue the function of Alumni Association

BCSDAA Board is FUN – meeting are 4 or 5 times per year!

If you are interested or need more information, please contact Diana Tarchuk, Secretary, Dianatarchuk@shaw.ca no later than April 30th, 2018 (deadline)
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British Columbia School for the Deaf Alumni Association