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SFU Vancouver Events: May 2-9, 2014

posted on 9:45 AM, May 1, 2014

The following is a look ahead at select upcoming events held at SFU Vancouver, for the week of May 2-9, 2014, 2014. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:

Friday, May 2

Ellipsis – SCA Dance Grad Presentation

Time: 8pm
Place: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $5/15 at the door

An evening of new contemporary dance works by SCA students. The Ellipsis project is produced, organized and performed entirely by students and emerging choreographers, showcasing eight works.

Saturday, May 3

Women in Film & Television: Attending Markets with Elizabeth Yake

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Place: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: $90-140, online

Instructed by Elizabeth Yake of True West Pictures, the workshop is designed for those planning to attend festival markets such as the Banff World Media Festival or other international film markets and will provide insight into market preparation and how to make the best of the market experience.

Wednesday, May 7

Challenging Capitalism Through Real Utopias

Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, reserve a seat via email:

This address explores a broad framework for thinking sociologically about emancipatory alter-natives to dominant institutions and social structures, especially capitalism. The framework is grounded in two foundational propositions: (1) Many forms of human suffering and many deficits in human flourishing are the result of existing institutions and social structures. (2) Transforming existing institutions and social structures in the right way has the potential to substantially reduce human suffering and expand the possibilities for human flourishing. An emancipatory social science responding to these propositions faces four broad tasks: specifying the moral principles for judging social institutions; using these moral principles as the standards for diagnosis and critique of existing institutions; developing an account of viable alternatives in response to the critique; and proposing a theory of transformation for realizing those alternatives. The idea of “real utopias” is one way of thinking about alternatives and transformation.