This Truth and Reconciliation week, the U of T Scarborough community honours those lost to the residential school system, their families and communities. For more information about UTSC's Truth and Reconciliation events, please click here.
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media takes seriously its responsibility to the ongoing work of reconciliation. In addition to the events hosted this week (please see below), the Department is proud to have coordinated a Land-Based Learning course in Spring 2022, in collaboration with a the Bagida'waad Alliance.
UTSC is marking National Reconciliation Week with extensive programming that engages student, staff, and faculty communities in reflecting on their relationship to this land and Indigenous peoples who have been living and caring for this land since time immemorial. ACM takes seriously its responsibility to the ongoing work of reconciliation. In addition to the events hosted this week, the Department is proud to have coordinated a Land-Based Learning course in Spring 2022, in collaboration with a the Bagida'waad Alliance.
Under the guidance of Professor Marla Hlady and Gwen MacGregor, students in this course had the opportunity to take two trips to Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, hosted by the Bagida’waad Alliance. Students were able to explore place-based art-making approaches and Anishinaabe land-based ways of knowing and being with the instructor team. They learned directly from Anishinaabe Elders and knowledge keepers on their unceded territory. They also experienced walking and food as modes of knowledge transfer, communication and art-making, and participated in a series of creative projects leading to a final inspirational art piece.
In honour of National Reconciliation week, the Department of Arts, Culture and Media is pleased to present two events, organized by the Music and Culture program, "Exploring Drumming & Music as Home" and a "Screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World"
EXPLORING DRUMMING & MUSIC AS HOME – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 | 6-7:30 P.M.
As part of Truth & Reconciliation Week we will be celebrating the revitalization of community music and cultural drumming by featuring local & global communities in the GTA that have cultural drumming and music as a key piece of their identity. We want you to participate in a space that celebrates how we are all connected through the heartbeat of the drum. Come join us on Wednesday evening from 6-7:30pm in the Leigha Lee Brown Theatre, UTSC. Admission is free. Refreshments provided. Co-presented by the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, the International Student Centre and Student Life at UTSC.
Location: Leigha Lee Brown Theatre
Registration Link: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=46918
SCREENING OF RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD – THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 | 6-9 P.M.
Join us at U of T Scarborough as we celebrate Truth and Reconciliation Week with a screening of Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World. This featured documentary covers the role of Native Americans in popular music history that shaped the soundtracks of our time. This event is on Thursday, September 29th at 6 p.m. in MW170
This show is free and food and refreshments will be provided along with a feature presentation of an Indigenous Rock and Roller Paul Pike via Zoom.
Co-presented by the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and Indigenous Outreach Programing in Student Life at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Registration Link: https://clnx.utoronto.ca/events.htm?evtId=47100