International Week 2018 program

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January 30

11:00 am - 12:20 pm Henry Marshall Tory Building B-125 Community Organizing 101

12:30 - 1:50 pm Telus Centre 131 Changing the World One Toy at a Time

Alexandru Caldararu, Norquest College

Dr. Michiko Maruyama, Department of Art and Design and Department of Cardiac Surgery

Learn the basics of community organizing! This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the principles of organizing and provide an opportunity to design their own social/ environmental justice campaign in response to a real-life scenario provided by the facilitator. In a world increasingly beset by war, poverty, and ecological destruction, it is up to ordinary people to organize and fight for the world they wish to see.

This workshop demonstrates how art and design can be used to make educational resources accessible to students and patients of all ages. This workshop will involve making paper anatomical models of the heart and other organs. Through the making and use of these models, the audience will learn about anatomy as well as how art, medicine and design can be integrated together. 12:30 - 1:50 pm Education Centre South 254 If You Build It -- Will They Be Housed?? Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH)


12:00 - 1:00 pm SUB Stage, Students’ Union Building Up Above My Head, There is Music in the Air

Jim Gurnett, ECOHH; Keith Turnbull, sculptor; Ritchie Velthius, sculptor

Human imagination is the only limitation to art. Beyond the notes and the steps is a sound world of wonder! See the Tiffany Grace Trio and Corona Guan Wang Ensemble, featuring Kiruthika Rathanaswami, a traditional interpretive performer of the poet Lingaraja praising the feminine beauty embodied in the divine goddess. “Oh merciful one, you bloom like a flower in my heart.”

Public art can be controversial, and when an Edmonton project saw money given to a sculpture highlighting the crisis of homelessness in the city, there were loud voices of opposition. But today Homeless Memorial Plaza, in the heart of downtown, provides a powerful focus to highlight this issue. Join respected sculptors Ritchie Velthuis and Keith Turnbull and housing activist Jim Gurnett to explore how this project happened, with many homeless people involved.

Kiruthika Rathanaswami

1:00 - 4:00 pm Students’ Union Building main floor Doctors Against Tragedies

12:00 - 2:00 pm Rutherford Library Atrium Live Graffiti Wall

“Doctors Against Tragedies” is a team of medical students, residents and physicians who are taking an innovative approach to teach the public about fentanyl use. Come by, play a few games with the docs, ask questions and learn more. See further details in description of Wednesday events (1:00 - 4:00 pm).

AJA Louden, artist Join artist AJA Louden in creating a graffiti style mural that speaks to I-Week’s “for a better world”. Come by to watch the mural take shape; pick up a brush and have your words and images become a part of this piece of art! See more about Louden in Ongoing Events (p. 3).

International Week 2018: for a better world

2:00 - 3:20 pm Alberta School of Business B-28 Finding and Preserving the Human Past Dr. Candace Rice, and Dr. Margriet Haagsma, Department of History and Classics; Dr. Nichole Sheldrick, Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Archaeological sites across the world provide tangible links to the human past, and crucial evidence of peoples and cultures often ignored by standard historical narratives. But war, environmental change, economic development, and natural disasters regularly threaten physical remains. This workshop addresses new ways of documenting cultural heritage in the face of such risks. Participants will explore targeted areas using GoogleEarth with guidance on how to look for and recognize sites. 2:00 - 3:20 pm Education Centre North 4-104 Canvas Is... Krizia Canvas Carlos, Founder and Creative Director, Canvas Is Me; Connie Jakab, CoFounder and Creative Director, Movement with a Message; Zoe Slusar, student advocate What role do the arts play in promoting positive mental health and building a resilient community? Join us and experience what it means to ignite creativity to inspire positive mental health. This session includes a mix of listening, learning, and social interaction through music. 3:30 - 4:50 pm Humanities Centre L-1 Unintentional Activism: Teaching Islam in the Canadian University Salima Versi, Department of Religious Studies; Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Department of Music; Dr. Joseph Hill, Department of Anthropology; Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi, Department of Political Science


How to understand the place of Islam in Canada and the world is an important subject for study and teaching in today’s university. Teaching about Islam often overlaps with social activism, as well. This panel of experts will discuss their experiences


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