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“Calling Home”: Two Spirit and Queer Understandings

November 3, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

“Calling Home”: Two Spirit and Queer Understandings

Thursday, November 3, 2016
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall, UBC


calling-home-20161103This event is made possible by the Indigenous Pedagogies Research Network, Teacher Education for All!, UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, The Social Justice Institute, Critical Studies in Sexuality, and the Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships.

This event features a special film screening of My Own Private Lower (2008), the story of Duane Gastant’ Aucoin, a two-spirited Tlingit, as he seeks to understand how his mother Vicky Bob’s trials at Lower Post Resident School have influenced his life. As she shares her story, he comes to understand how he too is a survivor. Haa Koosteeyi (Our Tlingit Way) is where mother and son find the strength to overcome and truly survive.

There will also be presentations by Karina Walters, Harlan Pruden and Jules Koostachin.

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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.

More info: tefa.educ@ubc.ca




November 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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First Nations Longhouse