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SFU Vancouver Events: Feb 28-March 6, 2014

posted on 10:23 AM, February 27, 2014

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

Time: 7pm
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
Time: 1:30-3pm
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)

Time: 7pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free

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.