Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Film Screening on Feb 17

We invite you to celebrate the end of Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-racism youth project with us!  Our celebration will feature slam poetry by youth poet Lovely Ranges and the screening of our youth-made film.

This will be the premiere screening of a short documentary on community & youth immigration experiences written, filmed, and edited by youth filmmakers Mutia Juristika, Angelo King, Lovely Ranges, and Helena Kim.

Poster by Mutia

Poster by Mutia Juristika

 

Who? Hosted by Inclusion project youth from Check Your Head
What?
Food, music, poetry, and a film screening 
When?
Friday, February 17 from 6-8PM
Where? 2455 Fraser street, Broadway Youth Resource Center
on unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Tsleil-Waututh nations
Why? To celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together this year!!
Cost?  Free to attend – Everybody is welcome

RSVP to erica@checkyourhead.org or click “attending” on facebook event 

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Accessibility 

There is no cost to attend this event
BYRC is fully wheelchair-accessible
BYRC has both gendered and gender-neutral washrooms
ASL interpretors will be present.
Film will have subtitles and closed captions.
Food will include gluten-free and vegan options
Accessible by public transit along the #99 b-line, #9, #8 bus routes
Bus tickets will be provided

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What is the Inclusion & Anti-Racism project?
The Inclusion project has supported youth ages 15-22 to learn about themes of identity and racial justice around Metro Vancouver. Youth participants have been learning from community educators, organizers, artists, front-line workers and activists about their work on issues related to youth representation, identity, temporary foreign workers in Canada, Japanese Canadian internment, BlackLivesMatter, Chinatown, and more.

Since Fall 2016, these youth have been leading migrant justice workshops (a workshop co-developed with members of no one is illegal) for schools and youth groups across the Lower Mainland. They have also been working on community action projects, including banner painting and solidarity for local migrant justice issues, and the creation of a short documentary film on immigrant youth experiences in Burnaby.

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if you have any questions, please contact Erica at erica@checkyourhead.org or call us at (604) 709-5747

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