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The Arts Unite: How do Artists Help Communities Build Earthquake Resilience...

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Kerrisdale Community Centre

5851 West Boulevard

Vancouver, BC V6M 3W9

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If the title of this workshop caused you to pause and wonder, you are probably not alone. What is earthquake resilience, how do the arts fit in, and why should it matter to us living in Vancouver? And to probe further, how can we develop and extend our creativities to help others survive and heal in the face of a major calamity, fragile as we are ourselves?

The Arts Unite, a free and open-to-all workshop that will take place on November 17th, 2019, is jointly brought to you by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) and Kerrisdale Community Centre Society (KCCS) as part of Kerrisdale Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (KEEP) initiatives. We will premier three short documentary films, featuring the remarkable stories of artists around the globe in all aspects of awareness-raising, socio-economic development, and post-disaster healing. The event will also give participants hands-on opportunities to experience art-based activities while learning about community-building as a central theme in earthquake resilience. There will be an exciting opportunity for everyone to engage with expert guest panelists, as well as a prize draw at the end!

Through this event, VACS aims to raise awareness on the important and often underestimated value and impact of the arts in our societies, and promote “ABCD” (Arts-Based Community Development) in the local scene and beyond. Art is not limited to national museums nor privileged groups, but to all of us. It can play a significant role even in disaster strategies and mitigation through awakening our capacity for resilience and compassion. Come and be amazed!

The free event will take place on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at Kerrisdale Community Centre, and will last from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The event is open and suitable to people of all ages, gender, race, and ability.

Advanced registration with KCC is recommended, while not required, by calling 604-257-8100 (Event # 239789) or visiting the link below: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/community-forum-the-artsemergency-resilience/236867


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