Free and open to all
Discussion - in English
Venue: at articule
An awkward space in the Canadian education system exists where education is recognized to be foundational in making reparations amongst Eurocentric and Indigenous cultures, while education is remembered as being a source of incredible harm amongst Indigenous peoples in recent history. The impact of the residential school system is still misunderstood amongst Canadians— for example ex-Senator Lynn Beyak championed the ignorance of well-intentioned oppressors in March 2017 and received hundreds of fan letters in support of her statement. The impact of ignorance inspires this discussion. Some points addressed will include: myth-making, influence of orthography on academia and education, and language conservation.
Kara Crabb is an educator and multimedia artist from Montreal. She began working on poverty reduction initiatives in 2016, and is currently undertaking a post at English Montreal School Board. She has worked on projects with Tunica Studios, Fashion Magazine, and Red Bull Music Academy. She graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Linguistics and Psychology in 2018.
Montreal Monochrome is an annual conference organized by the Fabulous Committee (anti-oppression) at articule. It aims to address the mis- and under-representation and systemic oppression of marginalized groups in Montréal’s contemporary art milieu. The event works toward imagining and nurturing new and existing bonds, solidarities and friendships between Indigenous artists, thinkers and cultural workers and their racialized allies.
This 7th edition seeks to explore the emotional, physical, mental and socio-political ramifications of what it means to shift focus and/or (re)gain control. How might we understand shifting focus, on which scale, and in which ways? Through which mediums and interventions? What is it to (re)gain control of one’s narrative, body and/or psychic space? Which new realities can be created or remade? See the full programming here.