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"If you're not angry, you're not paying attention."
Many of us can relate to feeling overwhelmed by anger, or stuck in cycles of frustration, resentment, and exasperation. If our anger isn't looked at and processed in a healthy way- we can be quick to bury, repress, or be paralyzed by hopelessness. We are gathering to discuss ways of accessing, appreciating, and activating our rage to allow it to motivate our activism. AR
Join us for an inclusive evening of sharing, exploring and gaining insight into The Politics of Anger. This will be the beginning of an essential and evolving conversation- hearing from four deeply affected and affective speakers, who are navigating the theme in their daily lives through their lived experiences and expertise.
We encourage our community to get curious about the ways in which we are complicit in our own oppression as well as the oppression of others- and we are going to dig into the work that is necessary (and long overdue) to be accountable and start the healing.
ALL HUMANS ARE WELCOME
jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree non-binary queer multi-disciplinary artist, advocate and artist. They have been published in Poetry Is Dead, THIS Magazine, Prism International, and SAD Magazine. They have competed and toured nationally for poetry, prose and are a recognized National Finalist for spoken word poetry. They have organized rallies and communities for several years, spanning from Indigenous Youth In and From Care rights to calling on the reversal of the Canadian Justice System’s white supremacy. jaye is a displaced indigenous person resisting, ruminating and residing on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories.
Ji-Youn is a self-care coach, counsellor, and facilitator who resides and works on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional lands of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. She is fulfilled by holding safe spaces for individuals to process their emotions and to nurture the growth and healing that they desire. Her work integrates a trauma-informed, intersectional, anti-oppressive lens with the modalities of somatic and talk therapies. Along with her practices, Ji-Youn co-facilitates feminist events for changemakers who want to build healthier relationships with their loving anger. Outside of work, she enjoys reading feminist literature, moaning to savoury foods, and exploring her body through movement, sound, and sensuality.
Lala is a therapist whose work sits at the intersection of counselling and activism, firmly rooted in the radical possibilities of QTBIPOC spiritual and emotional healing.
Nic is a radio host who believes in the power of storytelling from the margins, and spotlighting the contributions of Black and brown womxn and non-binary people in Vancouver.
Together, Lala and Nic produce and host their podcast, Seen. Through the eyes of Black and brown queer womxn, Seen explores how they choose to live at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work.
There will be beverages for purchase ($5/glass) and proceeds from the bar will support Forest and the Femme (F&F) a non-profit outdoor recreation program for highly marginalized women (trans and gender-diverse) living in Vancouver’s DTES community. They provide nature access to women who would otherwise have no way to connect with the land outside of the inner-city. Their goal is to facilitate a sense of freedom, empowerment and self worth through contact with nature, skill building and social engagement.