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The Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) seeks to research and engage with arts co-creation in the local Vancouver community and beyond.
This Friday, January 13th, the documentary “Emerging Ancestors” happening between 6 Pm to 9PM at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Metro Vancouver, is free for registration.
The documentary is an examination of the ways in which humans respond to conflict and adversity, namely with art. What does it mean to be an Emerging Ancestor? “Emerging Ancestors” seeks to engage with this topic through Indigenous and Ecological interpretations of an ‘elder’, in the sense of a teacher. Through this strong BC indigenous lens, we seek to highlight the ways in which art can be used to move towards healing from trauma, struggle, the past, and more. Moreover, we seek to show death as a natural part of life, while still considering the need to fight for the sake of life in regard to the degenerating environment and social isolation. Our speakers range from Professors and Artists–such as comic artist and head of the UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, Dr. Bernie Perley; to independent Métis artist, Daphne Boyer; to local student and activist, Yunji Hwang; to President of the BC Wheelchair Floorball Association, Kyle Gieni–and many more! Learn more through this link: