Week 6

November 20, 2020 “Stories Without Words”

Some readings, art, music, and other resources. These are not required readings. They have been shared with us by our guests, or are things we have looked up after an interview for further information or just because we were curious.

We share these materials with you for interest and pleasure’s sake.

If you missed this week’s class, you can listen to it here:

This week Zane Hamm introduced us to the uses of photovoice and digital storytelling as both sharing and learning. Here is an article exploring how a UofA research team used photovoice in Maskwacis to explore the strengths of Indigenous youth: https://hum101onair.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/promoting-the-strengths-and-resilience-of-an-indigenous-community-through-photovoice.pdf

Zane shared a photo of part of her story:

Microsoft Word – zane’s photo.docx
This photo was taking summer 2020. It is my sister teaching the next generation the joys of “bale tag” jumping across bales near
Herbert, Saskatchewan.
Though we now live in urban centres, like many who have migrated for work and to create our own paths, one “home” is still on the
farm.
Here is a very impactful video of Mpoe moving alongside the poetry of Titilope Sonuga. When I first watched this video I was overcome by the power that came from the movement, music, and words. It is a two part video, watch and listen when you have time to focus on the story.

Unfortunately we did not have time to air all of what Mpoe shared with us. During the interview they spoke of a dancer who was very inspirational. That dancer is Alice Shepard, here is a brief video of her speaking about disability, art, and dance:

Another important person in Mpoe’s journey is Brandon Wint. They talk about the work they have collaborated on. Here is link to some of Brandon’s work: https://www.brandonwint.com/

Mpoe ends by encouraging us to check out It’s About Time: Dancing Black In Canada 1900-1970, and Now. This is an exhibit and the Mitchell Art Gallery MacEwan. Here is link for more information and how to view it: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/FFAC/MitchellArtGallery/GALLERY_ITS_ABOUT_TIME

And you can view it virtually! https://blainecampbell.com/MAG_VR_WEB/index.htm

If you are looking for a longer read, here is the article, “The Aesthetic Dimension: Towards a Critique of Marxist Aesthetic” by Herbert Marcuse where he defines art as re-presenting reality while accusing it (it is underlined on page 8). Mpoe mentions it a few times in their interview as how they think about art.

This week we also spoke with Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ọláòṣebìkan. She is the president of Ribbon Rouge Foundation. We talked a bit about some of Ribbon Rouge’s projects, but there is soooooooo much more that they do. Check out their website: https://www.ribbonrouge.com/

Morẹ́nikẹ́ speaks to us about the listening campaign she embarked upon. Here is a great video exploring her personal journey further:

This week we were introduced to several new terms. Because we don’t have time to work through some of these terms on air, we are sharing some further information that we hope will start up some conversations and discussions within yourself and with others.

Non-binary: https://transequality.org/issues/resources/understanding-non-binary-people-how-to-be-respectful-and-supportive

ze, hir, they, she, he, and other pronouns: https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/

Intersectionality: https://www.cjr.org/language_corner/intersectionality.php

and https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination

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