Richmond Cultural Centre Dance Studio 2nd Floor at Richmond Arts Centre
Cicely Belle Blain will be leading a workshop to understand the basics of anti-oppression work. Learn how to be more inclusive and respectful and engage in work that propels you and your staff to being a central part of a more equitable future for all.
Setting the Table is a series of talks, performances, screenings and weave-ins that explore how different people share community and support one another. It is a showcase of LGBTQ2S artists, activists and leaders who present work on intersectional issues and allyship.
Following the workshop, Paige Gratland will direct the group in an activity to help weave a portion of the place setting for the Branscombe House Pride Picnic and Social in August.
The event is free, but please RSVP to ensure we have adequate art supplies available.
Accessible venue, materials supplied, no weaving experience needed.
Questions or more info, contact Paige: https://branscombe.home.blog/contact/
About the Presenter:
Cicely Belle Blain is a diversity and inclusion consultant, activist and writer; they are one of Vancouver’s fifty most influential people of 2018, as awarded by Vancouver Magazine, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter – Vancouver, one of CBC’s 150 Black Womxn Making Change in Canada and BC Business 30 Under 30 2019 and has served as a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations. Cicely Belle runs Cicely Blain Consulting – a social-justice informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with clients across North America, Europe and Asia. Their work is informed by their professional and academic background at the University of British Columbia and their lived experience as a Black, queer artist, a community builder, an intersectional feminist and a Black liberation activist. Cicely Belle’s first book debuts in 2020.
Paige would like to acknowledge that her events take place on the traditional territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm speaking peoples. She would also like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Community Resilience program. Setting the Table is presented through a partnership with the Richmond Art Gallery, the City of Richmond’s Community Social Services, Inclusion Coordination and Arts Services, Community Cultural Development.