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Symposium on Transformative Justice in the Arts & Issue 2 Launch

Guest editor Radiodress developed the theme of Healing Justice for MICE mgazine's issue 2. The questions they raised became the starting point for the MICE Symposium on Transformative Justice in the Arts. We are proud to present writer, poet, educator and social justice activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha as our keynote speaker. The event will be free and fully accessible. We'll host screenings and panels dedicated to broader conversations about healing justice and media arts, as well as proposals for arts practices that differently engage the goals of transformative justice. There will be childcare, ASL interpretation, food and transportation reimbursements. 

[10:30 - 11:00] Opening Remarks and Introductions
[11:00 - 11:45] Screening: Approaches to Healing Justice
Fly in the Ointment (Peter Collins, 2015, 10 min)
sum of the parts: what can be named (Deanna Bowen, 2010, 19 min)
Encounter at Kwacha House - Halifax (Rex Tasker, 1967, 17 min)
[11:45 -13:00] Lunch Break, provided by Regent Park Catering (please register through eventbrite before Nov 4 to guarantee your lunch bag)

[13:00 - 14:30] 
Panel 1: Transformative Justice and Institutional Frameworks
Sandra Brewster, Artist, Community organizer (Toronto)
Deanna Bowen, Artist, Teacher (Toronto)
Cecily Nicholson, Poet, Activist, Gallery Gachet administrator (Vancouver)

[14:30 – 15:00] Break

Panel 2: Social Movements, Technology, and Media Art
Nasrin Himada, Independent critic and curator and prison abolitionist (Toronto/Montreal)
Michelle Latimer, Filmmaker and social justice activist (Toronto)
Esery Mondesir, Filmmaker and social activist (Toronto)

[16:30 – 17:00] Break

Keynote Address
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, writer, performance artist and educator. (ASL interpretation will be provided for the keynote)

This symposium is produced by MICE Magazine and is happening in association with This is the Point, developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre by the award-winning Ahuri Theatre. This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Click here to learn more about the show from the creators of the project. This is the Point runs from November 4 to 20. For tickets, call 416-538- 0988 or purchase online (service charges may apply). 

Please note:
Travel subsidy is first come first serve. 
If you have allergies or if you will be in need of childcare during the symposium, please let us know at before Friday, November 4th. 

Please register on Eventbright.