Dumpling Discourse II: Professional Development Circle for BIPOC Students

Vector illustration of Chinese steamed dumplings and chopsticks
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Dumpling Discourse II
Thursday, 11 April 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM 

Dumpling Discourse is a professional development circle for BIPOC artists and designers. The focus for these workshops is to provide OCAD students with informal mentorship and guidance, specifically for emerging creative practitioners who experience marginalization, racialization, and under-representation within their respective field of practice. 

Mobilization strategies, safety tactics, and lived experiences will be shared over dim sum (Rosewood Asian Cuisine), lead by Basil Alzeri, Ian Kamau, Immony Men, and April Xie. The facilitators of this event will ensure that the design of these conversational spaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful, to ensure that the participants of this workshop are comfortable with sharing their concerns, experiences, and curiosities about employment within academic environments and creative workspaces.

This event is hosted by Public Visualization Lab, with generous support from OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Office of the Provost, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Sciences and the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program.

Since these sessions are intended for OCAD students, we will require that you submit your student number, area/year of study, and creative interest in the comment section when you register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-ii-tickets-59168715220

Please note that the group will meet at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers on Level 3 of 115 McCaul and then walk to Rosewood.

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul St., Level 3
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-ii-tickets-59168715220

Dumpling Discourse: Professional Development Circle for BIPOC Students

Chinese steamed dumplings with chopsticks
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Dumpling Discourse is a professional development circle for BIPOC artists and designers. The focus for these workshops is to provide OCAD students with informal mentorship and guidance, specifically for emerging creative practitioners who experience marginalization, racialization, and under-representation within their respective field of practice.

Mobilization strategies, safety tactics, and lived experiences will be shared over dim sum (Rosewood Asian Cuisine), lead by Jessica Leong, Immony Men, May Truong. The facilitators of this event will ensure that the design of these conversational spaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful, to ensure that the participants of this workshop are comfortable with sharing their concerns, experiences, and curiosities about employment within academic environments and creative workspaces.

This event is hosted by Public Visualization Lab, with generous support from OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Office of the Provost, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Sciences and the Digital Futures Undergraduate Program.

Since these sessions are intended for OCAD students, we will require that you submit your student number, area/year of study, and creative interest in the comment section when you register for this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-tickets-59062173551

Please note that the group will meet at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers on Level 3 of 115 McCaul and then walk to Rosewood.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dumpling-discourse-tickets-59062173551
Cost: 
FREE

Groundings: Summit to Raise Up BIPOC Poets

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

This Grounding will bring together poets, spoken word artists, dub & hip hop poets, students, creative writers, and word activists to pool their knowledge and know how to build cultural leadership as a means to develop, enrich, and advance our cultural communities who work with writing and language as artistic forms.

Friday, November 23rd 

A reception will be hosted in the evening. The group will be engaged in cross cultural dialogue, sharing strategic work, networking and checking-in.

Saturday, November 24th 

A full day of discussion regarding the spoken word form, diverse poetry, and aspects of the creative writing community beyond questions and critique. We will begin to envision and develop a 5 year strategy forward as a crucial cultural, artistic, and scholarly movement. In conjunction with the new Creative Writing BFA, we will be working to position OCAD University as a local, national, and international home/hub for the creative, scholarly, and social practice work of poets, writers, language & linguistic artistic creator-activists-- many of whom are already working seamlessly across genres and disciplines. We will be working with a vartiety of sectors (community, business, education, government, arts councils, health, entertainment, etc.) to establish experiential learning opportunities for students and create sustainable professional working opportunities for our graduates. One such successful example is the development of the ‘teaching artist’ now utilized throughout Boards of Education.

This first meeting is BIPOC focused.

Please email lallen@faculty.ocadu.ca for registration and further information.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 113 McCaul St.
"GROUNDINGS" in Brown text "SYMPOSIUM TO RAISE UP BIPOC POETS" in cream on red, orange, beige, brown, and cream diagonal stripes

BIPOC Autumn Plaza Dance now on Thursdays

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Rain or shine Plaza Dance will happen. On sunny days we will meet in Butterfield Park right beside 100 McCaul. Other days, in the lobby.

 

Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul, OCAD U
Cost: 
free
BIPOC Plaza Dance
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BIPOC Autumn Plaza Dance

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 11:30am to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:30pm

BIPOC Autumn Plaza Dance. Every Thursday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Looby of 100 McCaul, OCAD U

*On sunny days, we will meet in Butterfield Park, side of 100 McCaul

Venue & Address: 
Looby, 100 McCaul Street
Cost: 
Free
BIPOC Autumn Plaza Dance
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