The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of February 28-March 6. For the full calendar of events, please visit:
Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Friday, February 28
Approaching Indigenous Literatures in the 21st Century: Northern Lights
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Arts Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Pay What You Can
Come join us in an introduction to the literature of the North in its many versions: listen to a public lecture On the Hunting and Harvesting of Inuit Literatures by Dr. Keavy Martin, Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, and one of Canada’s leading experts on Inuit literature; view Inhabit Media’s award winning short film Amaqqut Nunaat: Country of Wolves; be the first to be introduced to Sanaaq, the first novel written in Inuktitut, recently translated into English and released by the University of Manitoba Press. The evening is capped with the delightful antics of Raven’s Radio Comedy Hour out of Alaska. This evening is organized as part of the Talking Stick Festival.
Saturday, March 1
A Penny for Your Thoughts: Changing Coins in a Changing Culture
Place: Rm. 1900, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, reserve
It's been a year since the Royal Canadian Mint officially stopped circulating the penny on February 4, 2013, having halted production of the coin some four months before.
We will explore the intersection between coins and culture, from idioms and proverbs to superstitions and ordinary everyday behaviour. As we look back at the penny, we will consider its contributions and see whether it can be replaced or whether, like inches and ounces, its ghost will continue to haunt our collective psyche.
Monday, March 3
Muriel Miguel: A Retrospective (Spiderwoman Theatre)
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Hosted by Raven Spirit Dance in partnership with SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagament
Spiderwoman Theater Founder and Artistic Director Muriel Miguel, talks about her fascinating journey from the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn to her pioneering contributions to the current feminist and Indigenous theatre movements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Experience this extraordinary life through photos and video from the last 50 years.