Rise Up! An Evening of Art, Activism, and Education Monday Dec 3rd

Rise Up! An Evening of Art, Activism, and Education Monday Dec 3rd

Join us for an uprising at The View Gallery on VIU’s Nanaimo campus Mon Dec 3rd 7-9pm featuring 12 inspiring literary performers, some well-established in the world of fiction, some performance poets and musicians, some emerging voices exploring other genres from feisty anti-bullying children’s books to defiant stories that run the gamut from contemplative to humorous, angry to motivational. This is a community-building event nearing the end of the 16 Days of Activism in celebration of women’s voices around the world who are saying “No!” to misogyny, “Yes!” to the growing wave of women reporting in the #metoo movement, and “Let’s make change” now for all those who can’t wait any longer in our city and beyond.

 

The gallery space will showcase items representative of the struggle (red dresses, 14 empty chairs for the Dec 6 memorial of the 14 women murdered in Ecole Polytechnique in 1989) as well as information from women’s groups across the city who want to prevent or offer services and support in the event of gender-based violence. The VIUSU and VIUFA Status of Women committees and The View Gallery, invite you to be a part of this transformative evening we hope will give rise to so much more…

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence runs Nov 25-Dec 10, 2018. We invite you to consider participating in the following and to check our calendar of all events here.

The United Nations, the Canadian government, Nanaimo City Council, and many community and campus organizations educate, engage and empower by providing tools and resources to further an equal, just and safe society, locally and abroad.

We acknowledge VIUFA, VIUSU, CUPE Local 1858, the Faculty of International Education, and Sexual Conduct Education and Response Steering Committee (SCERSC) for funding support.

For more info contact: Melissa Stephens, Status of Women Melissa.stephens@viu.ca