Submitted by Paulina Grainger, Arts & Outreach Coordinator
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Pacific Opera Victoria, Windgate Studio, 925 Balmoral Road
If you are a young adult aged 15 – 30, a youth service provider or facilitator, please join us for this important conversation and help us increase understanding on the issues of race, ethnicity, faith, inclusion and acceptance. Snacks will be provided and there will be a chance to socialize and enjoy some music at the end of the afternoon.
This will be the first of two in-depth conversations around the subject of cultural identity and spirituality facilitated by youth who directed and filmed a 20 minute documentary “Who We Are/What We Believe” in 2015.
The youth-driven documentary was a year-long ICA Project that brought together Brianna Dick, David Mutuku, Leat Ahrony, Suvreet Johal and Jessica Pamplona to share and reflect on how their cultural background and personal spiritual life defined who they were as young people living in Victoria. In all, they represented Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Sikh, Rastafari, Taoism, Chinese, East Indian, African, First Nations and Colombian cultural and faith backgrounds. It was a journey about belonging, with no ready answers, as attested by Brianna, “We’re still trying to discover who we are and how we fit in.” At the end of the project, David was comfortable enough to say, “It has put me in a place where I’m more comfortable shedding labels, and I’m not concerned with proving to anyone what I am, what I’m not, or what I’m trying to be.”
To attend this event, you must register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/perspectives-on-faith-identity-a-film-screening-dialogue-tickets-28792227327
“This film is an inspiring celebration of diversity in a time when such expression is so badly needed in this time of turbulent division. It was doubly powerful that it came from young people!” – Audience member at 2015 screening
For more information contact: Paulina Grainger, ICA Arts & Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aligned with ICA’s mandate the Film Screening and Dialogue aims to create a space for youth of all backgrounds, regardless of colour, race, sexual orientation, religion, culture and (dis)abilities.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.