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un/settled: Reading Black Women, Art, Poetry and Place
February 10, 2021, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
Join artist-writer Chantal Gibson, poet Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, and SFU librarian Ebony Magnus for a night of readings and reflection, as they discuss un/settled, the towering, photo-poetic art installation at the corner of Hastings and Richards in Vancouver that drapes Black womanhood over 240 ft2 of SFU Belzberg Library’s street-front windows. In conversation, the panelists will consider what it means to centre Black bodies in the downtown landscape, and to reimagine how spaces closed by the pandemic can open dialogues about justice, solidarity, and the beauty of Black lives. All three live and work with gratitude on the unceded, traditional, ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.