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Ask & Answer: Chase Joynt + Vivek Shraya
October 31, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ASK & ANSWER: Chase Joynt + Vivek Shraya
A Teacher Education For All (TEFA) event
Monday, October 31, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Commons Ballroom, UBC
6445 University Blvd
ASK & ANSWER features award-winning, multidisciplinary artists, Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya, presenting their new books—Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (Coach House Books), and Shraya’s debut collection of poetry, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp Press).
Chase Joynt is a Toronto-based moving-image artist and writer whose work utilizes strategies of first person engagement to interrogate representations of gender and violence. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist and jury awards for Best Documentary and Best Short, Chase’s work continues to be exhibited internationally. In 2013, Chase starred as Mars Brito, the lead character in John Greyson’s Murder in Passing, which is widely regarded as the most ambitious transmedia public narrative project available on public screens worldwide. Murder in Passing is currently being made into a feature film. His next two film projects, Between You and Me and Genderize, are forthcoming from CBC Docs in Summer 2016.
As a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship at the University of Chicago, Chase’s recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Princeton University, NYU, The New York Academy of Medicine, University of Manchester, UC Berkeley, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Chase holds a BA from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, and a PhD in Film from York University. His first book, You Only Live Twice, co-authored with Mike Hoolboom, was published by Coach House Books in May 2016. His second book, The Case Of Agnes, co-authored with Kristen Schilt, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albums, films, and books. Her first novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2014. Her debut collection of poetry, even this page is white, was released this spring, and her first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was published this fall. Vivek has read and performed internationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached.
Vivek is a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, a 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction.
The Teacher Education for All! project will build capacity for faculty, staff, and students in Teacher Education at UBC to create and provide an inclusive culture, work place, and learning environment with a particular focus on intersectional approaches to thinking about sexual and gender diversity and pedagogical approaches to recognize, and intervene to transform, the impacts of systemic discrimination.
The Teacher Education for All! project is funded by the UBC-ARC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Fund. ARC Foundation is a private foundation established in 2009, based in Vancouver, BC. ARC supports projects that exhibit Awareness, Respect and Capacity in improving the status of those who are marginalized in society by sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or financial status. Funding has also been provided by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office.
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