Deadline: Sep 28, 2019 - 12:30 pm
~ Creating Healthy Community through Art
Sparked by events that arose in other cities, an opportunity emerged for the Queer community and Law Enforcement to explore what it means to be a part of a community together; to look at where we have come from, where we are now, and where we want to go into our future; to grow our community with healthy and strong relationships.
2019 marks important anniversaries on our pathway toward equality for all people. 50 years ago, the law against homosexuality was repealed in Canada, and yet, we still are working toward true equality under our laws. The conflict of our past creates divides in many other communities – let us use this instead, as an opportunity to better understand each other and grow in health and unity. After all, the word community can be broken down to mean common unity.
By Queer community and members of Law Enforcement coming together to create a community art project, we will build a reparative bridge between both cultures that can help support our integration as we walk together through the next 50 years. The artwork will act as a lasting legacy symbol of healing, and although it will be located in the Camrose community, it also can stand as a symbol of healing and reconciliation for the broader Alberta community.
The workshop will be facilitated by professional Art Therapist, Nikki Featherstone, and Candy Morningway, an Indigenous woman working with organizations towards reconciliation.
Saturday September 28th | 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Chuck MacLean Arts Centre, 4809 52 Street, Camrose AB.