UPDATE: Unfortunately due to extenuating circumstances this event will be postponed until further notice. We’ll hopefully be back with the same event in the late spring.
Bannock, Bakes, and many other breads are often considered “struggle meals” as they are filling and affordable foods. While celebrated by their hosting cultures, these foods are also stigmatized by others.
Join Check Your Head for an evening of baking, facilitated conversation and snacking! In this interactive, hands-on event, we aim to unpack the similar ways cultures have used food as a tool for resilience and community building in the face of colonization.
This is a Black and Indigenous youth-only event. Black & Indigenous communities face distinct systemic state violence in a colonial settler state like Canada. With the intention of equity, Check Your Head is intentional about supporting Black & Indigenous youth leadership in reclaiming power & space and honouring Black & Indigenous only spaces on their own terms. We welcome anyone who identifies as a youth but give priority to those between ages 15 – 25).
Foods prepared will contain gluten and dairy. Toppings include blackberries and fish (not together). Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them.
We regret that we are unable to offer ASL interpretation at this time.
For childminding requests, please email Adrienne@checkyourhead.org. by March 1st, 2020.
Check Your Head is based on the stolen homelands of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. We are committed to being in solidarity with Indigenous Sovereignties on their own terms. It is our job as settlers to be conscious of the work we do, where we do it, and the ramifications it has on the peoples of these lands. This event will be held on the land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nation.