Afternoon | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
What might the metaphor of a canoe have to do with becoming?
Chief Cadmus Delorme
Learning outcome: Explore further, Treaties, Truth & Reconciliation, The Indian Act and Residential Schools. Consider how understanding Indigenous Ideologies and stories help First Nations Peoples deal with past and present trauma.
PLUCKING THE HEARTSTRINGS OF HUMANITY: SOUNDS FROM EAST TO WEST
Does music harmonize humanity across cultures?
Morris Penteluk, Kiya Tabassian, Kimintang Mahamadou Cissoko, Chris Lindgren, Yue (Tiffany) Yu
Learning outcome: Explore how music transcends time, space, culture and geography. Consider what emotions and interconnectedness these musical strings evoke.
DISCUSSION ON HUMAN BEHAVIOURS ACROSS TIME & SPACE
How might we approach the well-being of diverse youth to realize their potential?
Jaswant Guzder and Anita Ogurlu
Learning outcome: Learn about the challenges clinical psychologists, schools and Newcomers face across time and space. Explore how we can develop and change our behaviours to accommodate Newcomer youth and their families in a new land.
MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING: AN INTERNATIONAL CHINESE ADOPTEE’S STORY
How might an individual reconcile diverse identities?
Learning outcome: Consider becoming more than what we are, through the lens of being an adopted child in an unfamiliar culture where stereotypes run amok.
MARRIAGE: THE MEETING OF CULTURES
What are some of the secrets to a successful cross-cultural marriage?
Kim Hang Tran and Azuka (Andy) Marah
Learning outcome: Consider if marrying into another culture expands our cross-cultural understanding of other cultures. Learn what ingredients are necessary for a successful cross-cultural marriage and what we can learn from these marriages.
WHAT IS ART?
How do the processes of creative expression facilitate cross-cultural awareness?
Madhu Kumar, Alejandro Romero, Gabriela Garcia-Luna, Anita Ogurlu
Learning outcome: Learn how artists of diverse backgrounds interconnect with their art and art practices. Explore how their art contributes to cross-cultural awareness and becoming in a new country.
How might storytelling transcend some of the difficult conversations around identity?
Learning outcome: This is another talk in the art and culture series. Learn how an artist explores folklore, folk stories and cultural motifs to cultivate a re-enchantment of her German heritage and how this process extends empathy to Newcomers today.
ECHOES FROM THE PAST: PERFORMING IMMIGRANT STORIES
In what ways do Newcomers perform their stories and make meaning from them?
Taiwo Afolabi and Deniz Ünsal
Learning outcome: Learn about what forms of meaning making go into immigrant stories and how do these stories translate into knowing one another. Explore the role of cultural artefacts in telling immigrant stories.
BEYOND THE FRAME
In any given story, who is included inside the frame and who is left out?
Learning outcome: Audiences are encouraged to look deeper, search for backstories and question the story frame to see the complete picture.